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Rylan Clark announces social media break as fans rush to support him

TV personality and BBC 2 Radio host, Rylan Clark, has announced he is taking a break from social media as he thanked fans for their support regarding his mum’s health.

It comes after the former X-Factor star told followers on X, formerly known as Twitter, that he would be stepping back from his BBC show last week, after his mum, Linda, was forced to have surgery following a “bad fall” while away on holiday.

In a statement shared on the social media site last week, Rylan said: “So unfortunately I took my mum away on her first holiday in a good few years and sadly she’s had quite a bad fall, resulting in her having to have surgery out here.”

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He added: “She’s not in the best health with her other conditions and this has made it more complicated. My priority at the moment is my mum.” The former Strictly It Takes Two presenter added that he would be taking some time away from his BBC Radio 2 show ‘Rylan on Saturday’ to care for his mum. It was announced that Scott Mills would step in to cover his show in the meantime.

Rylan addedd: “Cheers Scott for covering me at Radio 2 and thanks to the people out here that have sent their well wishes. Praying for a successful surgery and a quick recovery. Will update you on mummy Linda as and when I can x.”

And now in his latest tweet Rylan has revealed that he will also be taking a break from social media, as he focuses his attention on getting Linda back on her feet. Rylan penned: “Time to come away for a bit from here. Cheers everyone for your advice it’s greatly appreciated.”

Rylan Clark has started filming for celebrity Gogglebox
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It wasn’t long before the tweet was flooded with support for the popular TV star and his mum, Linda, as fans wished her a speedy recovery.

One follower @DiabeticDadUK penned: “Sorry about your mum, Rylan. I hope she gets the care she needs. Nothing comes easy through the NHS right now.” Whilst @LansdellMum said: “Take care Rylan, I hope your mum is ok.” And @em7573 responded: “Look after yourself and your wonderful Mum xx”

Fans will already know Rylan’s mum Linda from appearing alongside her son on the Channel 4 hit show Celebrity, Gogglebox. She also regularly phones into his BBC radio show on a Saturday for a natter with Rylan.

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