He may have made his exit from the X Factor, but Rylan Clark is not ready to leave showbiz just yet.
And it seems the Essex-born cheeky chappie has more in common with HELLO!'s TV critic Richard Arnold than first meets the eye.
As well as the pair of them being evictees from their respective talent shows, Rylan has been declared fit to cover Richard Arnold's role on ITV's Daybreak.
Twenty-four-year-old Rylan is thrilled to be joining the morning news team.
"I can't believe it. I only left X Factor a week ago and now I'm joining Lorraine and Aled on the Daybreak sofa," said the budding singer.
"I'm a massive fan of the show and it's going to be so much fun sharing all the showbiz news and gossip with the nation each morning.
"I'm looking forward to keeping Richard's seat warm while he's swanning off on holiday, but I won't be asking for any dancing tips just yet."
Richard, who has taken some respite after samba-ing his socks off on Strictly Come Dancing, has backed the singer as his replacement.
"The wonderful thing about this hurly burly business we call show is that you know ultimately you will one day be replaced by someone younger, thinner and, in this case, much taller than you," quipped the presenter.
"I wish Rylan all the best in his new role at Daybreak."
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