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Rylan Clark-Neal Breaks Silence On 'Gear' Video

Kimberley Bond

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Rylan Clark-Neal Breaks Silence On 'Gear' Video

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Rylan Clark-Neal has spoken out following concern after he was recorded asking someone to “give him some gear”.

The 33-year-old, who has spoken candidly about struggling following his split from husband Dan Neal, 41, was caught on camera joking that he would “f***ing kill” the person recording him unless they deleted the video.

Rylan was caught on camera asking for 'gear' (Credit: Alamy)
Rylan was caught on camera asking for 'gear' (Credit: Alamy)

The story, which was released by the Sunday Mirror, prompted national backlash, with many people looking to defend the Strictly: It Takes Two host.

Comedian Chris Addison wrote: “Team Rylan, personally,” while Coronation Street star Charlie Condou said: “I can’t remember the last time I saw such an overwhelming outpouring of love for someone on Twitter. You can’t f*** with a national treasure like Rylan!”

Celebrities and fans showed their support for the star (Credit: Twitter)
Celebrities and fans showed their support for the star (Credit: Twitter)

Rylan himself responded to the numerous kind tweets after the story broke. After initially dismissing the reports as a “slow news day”, he then posted on his Twitter page.

“Cheers for your messages,” he wrote. “Proper decent. Not usually expected on here. Thank you.”

He accompanied his message with a meme, which wrote: “What doesn’t kill you makes you Sonia,” with a picture of EastEnders actress Natalie Cassidy.

Rylan thanked fans for the support (Credit: Twitter)
Rylan thanked fans for the support (Credit: Twitter)

The reports come just one week after Rylan said openly he sought hospital treatment following the divorce from his ex-husband Dan.

“I’d got to the point where I didn’t know if I wanted to come back. Or whether I would be able to do this job again,” he told The Observer.

“It got bad. Like, very bad. And I didn’t think it would get better. I needed help.

Rylan split from his husband last year (Credit: Alamy)
Rylan split from his husband last year (Credit: Alamy)

“I’m the last person that my friends would ever believe could feel as low as I did. I was having thoughts and doing things that made me… f***ed up, for want of a better word… I didn’t think I’d be here. I didn’t think I could continue… I didn’t think I’d actually come back. I was very… gone.”

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Topics: Celebrity

Kimberley Bond
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