Rylan Clark announces he is taking a break from his Radio 2 show to work on another job hours after Phillip Schofield stepped down as presenter of This Morning
Rylan Clark has announced he is taking a few weeks away from his BBC Radio 2 show to do ‘other things’ this weekend.
The news comes just hours after Phillip Schofield, 61, revealed he has quit This Morning, with sources claiming he and ‘feuding’ Holly Willoughby have agreed a truce in a private chat with a deal that will see him become a new solo presentation. performance.
TV and radio presenter Rylan, 34, hosts his own show on Saturdays from 3pm to 6pm, but the star revealed he won’t be on the air for the next few weeks.
Rylan revealed that he would be taking time off from the show, telling his listeners: “Here I have to say ladies, I will not be catching up with you next week.
“Because I have some other things to do, so I won’t be here for a few weeks.”
Something to share? Rylan Clark has announced he’s taking a few weeks away from his BBC Radio 2 show to do ‘other things’ this weekend
He added, “I just want to say that anyone who cares for this chair for a few weeks, please make sure you care for Couch Potatoes.”
Rylan hasn’t revealed the exact reason why he’ll be taking time off, but it came very close after Phil shared his news of his future on This Morning.
The former X Factor star previously co-hosted the show with Holly and other presenters and is a valued member of the This Morning family.
Rylan is particularly close to former Friday hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, whom he refers to as his “TV Mum and Dad.”
It comes on the heels of reports that Phillip believes he was “hung out” by This Morning bosses after dramatically announcing he was leaving the role on Instagram on Saturday, following his feud with co-host and former best friend Holly.
The veteran host eventually agreed to the network’s ultimatum that he retired as host of the daytime program after 21 years amid an argument with his co-star – who reportedly told ITV she would leave if he stayed on the show.
He issued a sharp statement on social media thanking fans for their support, but did not mention Holly at all, as sources say he told friends that the channel has “hung him dry.”
Phil – who was believed to have fled on holiday yesterday to visit his mother in Cornwall – now has only ‘flutters’ of his friendship with Willoughby after failing to tell her about his brother’s sexual abuse case.
New moves: The news comes just hours after Phillip Schofield, 61, revealed he has quit This Morning, with sources claiming he and ‘feuding’ Holly Willoughby have agreed a truce in a private chat with a deal that will see it that he gets a new solo presentation gig
Not the first time! Rylan is particularly close to former Friday hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, whom he refers to as his “TV mom and dad”
An ITV source told the Mirror: ‘Phil’s fate was decided on Friday. It was a unanimous decision that he had to go.
He was upset, but determined that if he walked away he wanted to keep his roles on The Cube, the British Soap Awards and Dancing on Ice – crucially, with or without Holly.
“It’s all been worked out as smoothly as possible, but behind the scenes he’s told friends he’s been left to dry. And his friendship with Holly is now in tatters.
Moving on: It comes on the heels of reports that Phillip believes he’s been ‘hung out’ by This Morning bosses after dramatically announcing he’d be leaving the role on Instagram on Saturday, following his feud with co-host and former best friend Holly
“It’s hard to see how it could recover. That he chose to expressly thank people who supported him – and the viewers – without mentioning her, says it all.’
The once inseparable couple had grown increasingly apart in recent months, but the split became final after Mr Schofield failed to tell 42-year-old Willoughby about his brother’s sexual assault lawsuit.
Phillip left the show after frantic meetings with his representatives and ITV’s top chefs. They agreed to a compromise where he was promised he could host a new show solo and talks around existing shows would continue, The Mirror reported.
It’s not clear exactly who will host the show tomorrow, but it will be someone from the This Morning team.