Strictly’s It Takes Two host Rylan Clark-Neal ‘asks BBC to remove his married name from TV credits’ after split from husband Dan Neal
Rylan Clark-Neal has reportedly asked the BBC to to remove his married name from the It Takes Two credits.
The Strictly co-presenter was listed solely by his first name when he appeared on the spin-off series earlier this week, while his co-star Janette Manrara was listed by her full name.
It comes as the 32-year-old confirmed his split from husband Dan Neal earlier this year.
Call me Rylan! Rylan Clark has reportedly asked the BBC to to remove his married name from the It Takes Two credits
A source told The Sun: ‘He thought it was best to have a fresh start and the easiest way to do that was to go back to just one name.
‘He didn’t want to make a big fuss – just to change it on-screen.’
Mailonline has contacted representatives for Rylan and the BBC for comment.
Confirmed: It comes as the 32-year-old confirmed his split from husband Dan Neal (right) earlier this year. Pictured in 2017
The star has also reportedly deleted his previous last names from his Twitter account, too.
Rylan is set to divorce his husband after fighting to save their six-year marriage.
The former X Factor star stepped down from his BBC Radio 2 show for four months after splitting from former policeman Dan this year.
Co-stars: The Strictly co-presenter was listed solely by his first name when he appeared on the spin-off series, while his co-star Janette Manrara (left) was listed by her full name
Friends insist the couple spent weeks ‘trying to work through their problems’, but the marriage is now said to be unsalvageable.
In June, he broke his silence to say: ‘Following reports about Dan and I spending time apart, I feel I have to speak out as the way it is being reported is unfair.
‘I have made a number of mistakes which I deeply regret and have inevitably led to the breakdown of our marriage.’
‘Fresh start’: A source told The Sun: ‘He thought it was best to have a fresh start and the easiest way to do that was to go back to just one name
Sources close to Mr Clark-Neal told The Mail on Sunday the couple tried to reconcile at their marital home after he spent much of the summer with his mother, Linda, who appears on his Saturday afternoon Radio 2 show.
‘Things were looking so good, like they were back together,’ said one. ‘They hoped they could avoid divorce, but it’s now looking like the only way forward.
‘Many around them were desperately hoping they can win the battle to save their relationship. It’s very sad.’
The couple married in 2015 at Braxted Park in Essex with guests including his This Morning co-stars Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.
They met in 2013 and got engaged in Paris. In July 2016, they stepped in for Mr Holmes and Ms Langsford, becoming the first gay couple to present the ITV programme.
Sad end: Rylan is set to divorce his husband after fighting to save their six-year marriage