Rylan Clark became 'dangerously thin' and 'mentally unwell' after marriage breakdown to Dan Neal 1

Rylan Clark became ‘dangerously thin’ and ‘mentally unwell’ after marriage breakdown to Dan Neal

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‘Last year I lost myself’: Rylan Clark says he became ‘dangerously thin’ and ‘mentally unwell’ after marriage breakdown to Dan Neal – causing him to drop four stone in weight


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Rylan Clark claims he became ‘dangerously thin’ and ‘mentally unwell’ after the breakdown of his marriage to Dan Neal.

The television presenter, 33, and former policeman Dan announced their split in June this year after six years together, with Rylan saying his weight dropped to 9st 13lb after he ‘didn’t deal with what happened’.

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And, while Rylan admits life was ‘s**t’ after the break-up, he has since bounced back, concentrating on his health and diet while buffing up in the gym, putting on four stone.

Tough times: Rylan Clark, 33, claims he became 'dangerously thin' and 'mentally unwell' after the breakdown of his marriage to Dan Neal

Tough times: Rylan Clark, 33, claims he became ‘dangerously thin’ and ‘mentally unwell’ after the breakdown of his marriage to Dan Neal

The former X Factor contestant told The Sun on Sunday: ‘I got ill and I lost weight, I went down to under ten stone — and I’m six feet four inches, so that’s not good.

‘The honest truth is that it’s been s**t.’

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One-time Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan took a break from his work commitments over the summer in a bid to look after himself, hailing his mother Linda as a ‘lifesaver’ in that time.

No more: Rylan and former policeman Dan announced their split in June this year after six years together, with Rylan saying his weight dropped to 9st 13lb after the break-up

No more: Rylan and former policeman Dan announced their split in June this year after six years together, with Rylan saying his weight dropped to 9st 13lb after the break-up

The media personality said his family had been ‘majorly worried’ about him after he ‘disappeared’ for four months this year, taking a break from public life and staying quiet on social media.

‘One of my biggest regrets of this year was putting my mum through me not being well,’ he said. ‘I needed to get back to me.’

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Rylan was back on television screens in September this year to present Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two.

Bouncing back: While Rylan admits life was 's**t' after the break-up, he has since bounced back, concentrating on his health and diet while buffing up in the gym, putting on four stone

Bouncing back: While Rylan admits life was ‘s**t’ after the break-up, he has since bounced back, concentrating on his health and diet while buffing up in the gym, putting on four stone

Making changes: He enlisted the help of a fitness guru in a bid to feel more confident about himself after splitting from Dan, giving fans a glimpse at his progress on social media

Making changes: He enlisted the help of a fitness guru in a bid to feel more confident about himself after splitting from Dan, giving fans a glimpse at his progress on social media

He enlisted the help of a fitness guru in a bid to feel more confident about himself after splitting from Dan. 

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‘Getting fit and looking after my body has saved me. Fitness has given me a goal,’ said Rylan.

The screen star cut down on alcohol and had between seven and nine small meals a day, as well as snacks.

Comeback: Rylan was back on TV screens in September this year to present Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two but he admits her family were worried about him when he took time off

Comeback: Rylan was back on TV screens in September this year to present Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two but he admits her family were worried about him when he took time off

And he insists the changes have positively influenced his mental health in addition to the physical benefits.

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He said: ‘I’ve decided to look after myself for a change instead of worrying about everybody else.

‘Last year I properly lost myself. I wanted to get me back and make a better version.’

Rylan and his ex Dan met when Dan was a housemate on series 14 of Big Brother in 2013, with Rylan hosting spin-off show Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.

The former couple wed in November 2015 after Dan asked Rylan to marry him in Paris. 

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The plan: The screen star cut down on alcohol and had between seven and nine small meals a day, as well as snacks, with Rylan saying the changes helped him physically and mentally

The plan: The screen star cut down on alcohol and had between seven and nine small meals a day, as well as snacks, with Rylan saying the changes helped him physically and mentally

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