Skip to main content

Rylan Clark announces his engagement to boyfriend

Rylan Clark has announced that he's engaged to his boyfriend Dan Neal.

The former X Factor contestant-turned-TV presenter told fans the happy news on Twitter (opens in new tab).

He shared a picture of himself and Dan smiling, with the words "We're engaged x" along the bottom.

And he said: "Pleased to say we're engaged. Thank you for all your lovely messages. Myself and @DanNealOfficial are very happy xxx."

Rylan - who hosts Big Brother spin off show Big Brother's Bit On The Side - had been dating Dan since last year, when he appeared on the reality TV show.

The couple apparently got engaged at the weekend during a trip to Paris.

Several celebrities have rushed to congratulate Rylan and Dan, including recent Celebrity Big Brother contestant Lauren Goodger who tweeted: "@Rylan @DanNealOfficial babe congrats!! So happy for you both lots love Lauren."

David Walliams joked: "@Rylan I am shocked. I had absolutely no idea you were gay."



Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.