CONFIRMED: Rylan Clark-Neal will host The Xtra Factor alongside Matt Edmondson!

TV presenter and former X Factor contestant Rylan Clark-Neal is today announced as the co-host of the brand new series of ITV2’s The Xtra Factor.

The current Big Brother’s Bit on the Side presenter is returning to the show where his celebrity status came from after four years and we’re really excited!

Talking about his new presenting gig, Rylan says, “After four years of doing my thing it’s finally time for me to go back to where it all began but this time as a HOST of Xtra! I’m thrilled to be part of The X Factor once again and even more excited at the thought of knowing I won’t be in the bottom two each week!

“I can’t wait to get working with Matt and finally find our niche as the odd looking Ant and Dec.  I’m so excited to work alongside the judges and Dermot and over the moon to be sharing the coming months with my Nicole as a fully-fledged Scherzy boy once more. Watch out Simon … I’m back!”

Rylan exclusively revealed that he was going to co-host The Xtra Factor on today’s edition of This Morning to Eamonn and Ruth and also the viewers.

Siobhan Greene, Head of Entertainment, ITV, said, “Rylan was one of the biggest personalities we have ever had on The X Factor, and made a huge impression with his infectious personality and showmanship. It was surely only a matter of time before he took the helm of a show that he was born to present. We’re chuffed to bits and can’t wait to watch the all new live The Xtra Factor presented by Rylan and Matt.

The X Factor and Xtra Factor both return to ITV and ITV2 very soon.

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