TV host Rylan Clark engaged to boyfriend

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Singer and TV presenter Rylan Clark has announced his engagement to former Big Brother star Dan Neal.

The former X Factor singer, who rose to fame after appearing on the reality series in 2012, has gone on to become a household name as an entertainment presenter on This Morning.

He met former Big Brother contestant Dan Neal last year, while hosting Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, and they confirmed they were dating late last year.

This week, Clark revealed he and the former police officer were engaged, after a romantic trip to Paris.

The singer wrote: “Pleased to say we’re engaged. Thank you for all your lovely messages. Myself and @DanNealOfficial are very happy xxx ”

He had previously spoken about his desire to get married and start a family, saying: “Just because I’m gay doesn’t mean I can’t settle down and have kids.

“The wedding would be three days in the middle of nowhere, in a beautiful manor house.”

Rylan Clark previously claimed he was more hated than paedophile Jimmy Savile.

He said: “I think I’m an all right person but the amount of shit I get thrown at me is unreal.

“I’ve had worse press than Jimmy fucking Savile. I even had death threats sent to my hotel and 24/7 security.”

Before taking part in Big Brother, Mr Neal was a police officer involved in the Operation Yewtree investigation – which investigated claims against Savile.