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Rylan Clarke-Neal reveals REAL reason he may QUIT Celebrity Gogglebox

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Rylan and his mum Linda have become a huge hit on Celebrity Gogglebox...

TV star Rylan Clarke-Neal has revealed that he may not do another series of Celebrity Gogglebox with his beloved mum Linda.

The hilarious duo have become a huge hit with fans over the last two series.

Rylan and Linda Celebrity Gogglebox

Rylan and his mum, Linda, have become a huge hit with fans (Picture: Channel 4)

The pair have had viewers in stitches with their brilliant anecdotes and jokes as they settle down to watch the TV shows of the previous week.

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Hilariously, Rylan's often left having to explain things to his mum that she has misunderstood on a programme... or even leaving him cringing with her cheeky sense of humour.

With Linda becoming a stand-out star on the show, fans have been begging for more screen time with both her and Rylan.

But sadly Rylan has admitted that their future on the show now looks slightly uncertain because of Linda's Crohn's disease.

Rylan and Linda Celebrity Gogglebox

Linda and Rylan's future on Celebrity Gogglebox is looking uncertain (Picture: Channel 4)

Crohn's disease is a life-long condition where parts of the digestive system become inflamed.

The TV star told The Mirror: "It'll be a year away now, we were really lucky to be part of the first one and the second one.

"It'll all just depend on what we're doing and if my mum's well enough.

"We're never going to say never. We don't know what position we are going to be in eventually."

And it seems while Rylan is an expert at living there celebrity lifestyle, having become a household name thanks to his television and radio work, his mum isn't so sure about being famous.

Rylan Clarke

Rylan has become a household name thanks to his TV presenting career (Picture: ITV)

"She's not dealing with her fame," he admitted. "She doesn't really know. She's not on social media and I'm never going to let her be.

"The odd person might stop her and say 'Hello Linda' and she go 'Hello, you alright?' But then she'll carry on walking and go 'Who was that? How do I know them?!'"

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.