Rylan Clark-Neal to join BBC Strictly spin-off It Takes Two

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BBC Two has announced that Rylan Clark-Neal will be joining the presenting team on Strictly’s sister show, It Takes Two.

He will share presenting duties on the programme with Zoe Ball when it returns for Strictly season later this year. 

Zoe shared the news with listeners on her BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning, when Rylan Clark-Neal called in as a surprise guest.

“I can’t begin to explain how excited I am to be joining the Strictly family”, Clark-Neal said. “I’ve always been a massive fan of It Takes Two and to be working with the amazing Zoe Ball is a dream. 

“I’m extremely honoured to be joining such a television institution and can’t wait to bring a lot of mischief to the Strictly bubble. I’m looking forward to getting started and seeing you all soon.”

Zoe Ball said of her new co-presenter: “I adore Rylan, he’s an absolute wonder, I love his daftness and naughtiness and he’s a brilliant live telly host. 

“He’ll fit right into our It Takes Two family. Can’t wait for this new season to start, it’s going be a hoot!”

Dan McGolpin, Controller of BBC Programming and Daytime said: “We are really excited to welcome Rylan to the Strictly family. He’s a fantastic broadcaster and I can’t think of a better person to help bring our viewers all the latest Strictly news.”

It Takes Two is a BBC Studios production, the Commissioning Editor is Alex Mcleod. It will return to BBC Two week nights in the autumn.

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