‘Am I actually on this thing?’ Rylan Clark-Neal ‘joins Tinder’ amid his split from husband Dan after joking about setting up a dating profile
A verified profile with Rylan Clark-Neal’s photo has appeared on dating app Tinder, after the TV presenter confirmed his split from husband Dan Neal.
The 32-year-old’s relationship with Dan ended earlier this year, and now he has reportedly set up a profile simply named ‘R’ on the dating app.
According to The Sun, his profile reads: ‘Tall normal bloke – 6’4′ – am I actually on this thing?’
Surprise! A verified profile with Rylan Clark-Neal’s photo has appeared on dating app Tinder, after splitting from his husband Dan Neal
The former X Factor contestant has been able to joke about his rough year, making light of the tough times at the Attitude Awards on Thursday at London’s The Roundhouse.
He quipped: ‘Sorry, I was a little bit distracted. I was trying to download Grindr [a dating app designed for the LGBTQ+ community]. It’s been 10 years! What a year.’
He was there to present the Icon Award to pop group Steps, who have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years.
Beaming: The former X Factor contestant has been able to joke about his rough year, making light of the tough times at the Attitude Awards on Thursday at London’s The Roundhouse (pictured on Wednesday)
Rylan has long-since been a fan of the dance-pop group, who rocked the charts in the 1990s with tunes such as Tragedy and One For Sorrow – and recently saw their seventh studio album What the Future Holds Pt 2 hit number two in the UK chart.
When presenting the award, Rylan gave a special mention to singer Claire Richards, 43, for the support she has offered him as a friend over the years.
He said: ‘On a personal level, one of the members of this band is like my big sister and for the past four months – probably through the toughest time of my life – she has been there for me.
‘Without her I probably wouldn’t be giving this award out tonight.’
The This Morning presenter surprised onlookers as he left the venue with a mystery male companion linked to his arm.
Rylan previously released a statement regarding his break up with police officer Dan.
He said: ‘I have made a number of mistakes which I deeply regret and have inevitably led to the breakdown of our marriage. I have taken time away from work as I am not in a good place at the moment and am seeking help.
‘I am trying to take each day at a time and would like to say thank you to everyone for their support and for respecting our privacy at this time.’
A representative for Rylan has been contacted for comment.
End of the road: Rylan is set to divorce Dan after losing a battle to save their marriage (pictured together in 2017)