Ever since Essex boy, Rylan Clark, first bounded onto our X Factor 2012 screens, rumours about him joining the cast of the hit ITV2 reality show, The Only Way Is Essex, have been circulating the rumour mill faster than Mo Farrah!
But now that Rylan, described as an eccentric novelty act by head judge Gary Barlow, is out of the competition, the rumours look to have more stature behind them, especially one today claiming that he will be taking part in this Monday’s live TOWIE special!
Fans of The Only way Is Essex will know how plans to broadcast a live episode of the hugely popular fly on the wall reality show began last month, and now, after a normal episode on Sunday night, the cast will be treating us to a live instalment the following evening.
And it seems that Rylan, who has been inundated with TV offers since his X Factor exit last weekend, has set his sights on a cameo in it!
Speaking to ITV breakfast show, Daybreak earlier in the week, Rylan admitted he would love to take part in his own reality show, and now, speaking to Yahoo OMG! he has revealed that his dream to be part of the TOWIE family may be made a reality as he is being considered for the live show!
“There is a live episode and I may be part of it, it could definitely happen. I am up for anything and I’ve got a lot of friends there so a week today, who knows?” Rylan said.
During his time on the X Factor, Rylan made connections with many of the TOWIE cast, and even took his mentor, Pussy Cat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, along to the salon owned by former The Only Way Is Essex star, Amy Childs – though she drew the line at a Vajazzle!
Now, it is reported, he intends to strengthen those connections in the hope of being cast as one of its new stars, and with his dramatic X Factor reactions and performances, we can’t help but think producers at the ITV2 reality show would be insane to pass up an opportunity to swipe him up!
However, they better be quick, as reports in today’s Sun newspaper have suggested that Channel 5 reality show, Big Brother, is also very keen to sign Rylan up for their next celebrity series in January, and according to Rylan himself he is still planning to conquer the music world, having told Digital Spy on Monday: “I’ll definitely have [a record] out soon hopefully and if people like it, fantastic. If not, and TV’s an option for me, I’d jump at the opportunity.”
Watch Rylan’s Daybreak interview in the clip below:
The X Factor returns on Saturday night at 8pm on ITV1/ITV1 HD.
The Only Way Is Essex returns to ITV2/ITV2 HD on Sunday night at 10pm, then again at 10pm on Monday night for Live: The Only Way Is Essex.