Rylan Clark from The X Factor gets ITV presenter's job
- 30 November 2012
- From the section Entertainment
Rylan Clark has been handed a presenting shift on ITV's Daybreak programme days after being voted off The X Factor.
The 24-year-old singer will fill in for Richard Arnold on the breakfast show next week while the presenter takes a break after his exit from BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.
Clark, who appeared on Signed by Katie Price, will appear on the channel at 7.50am each morning.
"I can't believe it," he said.
"I only left X Factor a week ago and now I'm joining Lorraine (Kelly) and Aled (Jones) on the Daybreak sofa.
"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 Arnold was voted off Strictly Come Dancing this month along with partner Erin Boag.
He said: "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.
"I wish Rylan all the best in his new role at Daybreak."