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9 March 2018, 08:35 | Updated: 9 March 2018, 08:38
Rylan has finally spoken out about why he really left This Morning.
He’s been on This Morning for a good five years, so it no doubt came as a shock to viewers when Rylan Clark-Neal announced that he was leaving, last December.
Whilst many speculated over his reasons being due to illness, or a new job, he has finally set the record straight in a recent interview with OK! Online.
Turns out that his reasoning is based on a new secret business venture he’s working on.
He said: “I’m focusing on business stuff at the moment. I’ve been doing something for three years, and now I’ve had this break I’m finally able to go full steam ahead with it, which is great.”
Still keeping the idea hush, he added: “I will be revealing all about that soon,
“It’s been three years in the making so I’m very excited about that.
Following his departure from This Morning, the host told The Sun: “I got a load of s*** when I had a break from This Morning after five years.
“Some news outlets have said I’m having a baby, getting divorced and terminally ill.
“I’m really missing being there but I just need time to myself. People think there’s an ulterior motive and there’s not.
He went on to say: “I just needed a break for my head, for my body, for my peace of mind. I just needed a little break from working three, four, five jobs. That’s all.”
Rylan went on to explain, the long days he had to work, being up at 5am and not back home until after midnight.
He added: “I don’t get holiday, I’m self-employed. That’s a really big risk for anyone in telly."
Following the critique he received for his departure, Rylan had previously taken to Twitter to explain himself to his 1.49 million followers, tweeting:
"Truth is I need a break. I’ve been working constantly for 5 years and I need time to myself."
"I’ll still be at Big Bro. I just need to take some time to myself. That’s all. I’ll be back soon."
To be fair, we don’t blame him! Good for you, Rylan.