Rylan branded a ‘traitor’ for rejecting X Factor comeback offer for Strictly job

Rylan Clark-Neal has revealed he flat-out refused to return to The X Factor: Celebrity or All Stars despite ITV bosses begging him to accept their offer.

The wannabe singer turned presenter told Daily Star Online how bosses tried to woo him to back to Simon Cowell's show despite him singing a deal to appear on Strictly's It Takes Two.

Chatting exclusively to Daily Star Online at the 2019 Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards, Rylan said: "I'm Strictly now, I'm a traitor.

"I'll be keeping an eye on X Factor: Celebrity though because I came from X Factor.

"I think it's an idea that can work I will be watching, especially All Stars."

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Letting slip about secret talks to get him onboard, Rylan said: "They asked me and I said no.

"It's the same production company as Supermarket Sweep so they were like, 'Do you want to do you want to Celebrity X Factor?' and I was like no.

"Then then said, 'Do you want to do all stars?' and I was like no!"

When asked if he wouldn't have even returned to Simon Cowell's brainchild if the fee was right, Rylan quickly added: "Absolutely not, I'm fine.

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"I'm too busy with Strictly anyway."

On Saturday X Factor: Celebrity will kick off.

Daily Star Online recently revealed the full 15 act line-up taking part.

The list of famous faces includes TOWIE babe Megan McKenna, Glee star Kevin McHale and a supergroup made out of Love Island stars.

The group, who are simply called The Islanders, consists of Wes Nelson, Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott and Eyal Booker.

Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger will return to the judging panel alongside boss Simon.

The X Factor: Celebrity kicks off on ITV Saturday 8.35pm

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