Rylan Clark-Neal has close bond with mum

Rylan Clark-Neal has close bond with mum

Rylan Clark-Neal is a "son and a daughter" to his mother.
The 30-year-old presenter has a very close bond with his mum Linda and although she can be a "liability", he can’t imagine life without her.
He said: "My mum, Linda, is my biggest f***ing headache, but I don’t know what I’d do without her. She’s got the best of both worlds with me — I’m a son and a daughter.
"I can talk to her about make-up and blow-dry her hair, and I can tell her to f**k off. She’s a liability. She’s the ultimate cross between the nan from Catherine Tate and Pam from ‘Gavin & Stacey’.
"Everything is a drama. Mum’s 67, lives on her own and can’t do Sky, so she calls me every single day about it."
Although Rylan can tell Linda "anything", he didn’t always open up to her when he was younger.
He wrote for the Sunday Times magazine: "Growing up, it was just me, Mum and my older brother. I didn’t always like opening up to her about things. Not because she wouldn’t hear it — that was my struggle. She’s not the best at advice, but you can tell her anything.
"I’ve never spoken to her about my relationships and sexuality, but she wouldn’t have a problem with it. On ‘Gogglebox’, she was very happy to talk about someone’s willy while I was dying inside."
And the former ‘Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’ host knows he can always rely on his mum to keep his feet on the ground.
He said: I’m probably one of the people most unaffected by money and my job. My mum’s the same. Although she’ll say to me, ‘I want my teeth done,’ and I’ll say: ‘You’re 67, Lin, get over it.’
"Both of us are pretty non-bothered by any success I’ve had.
"I’ll be like, ‘Mum, I’m hosting ‘Supermarket Sweep’,’ and she’ll say, ‘Oh, that’s good, isn’t it?’ And that’s it. I need someone like that. She’d instantly sit on me if my feet left the floor."