Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two shake-up: Rylan reveals how it will work

Strictly Come Dancing’s sister show, It Takes Two, is getting a shake-up this year as Rylan Clark-Neal steps in to share presenting duties with Zoe Ball.

But how is it going to work?

The former X Factor star was thought to be presenting alongside Zoe. But, with the 48-year-old now presenting the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, Rylan revealed she wanted to take a “step back” – meaning he will host two shows of his own.

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Opening up about his new gig on This Morning, Rylan explained: “Me and Zoe are sort of sharing duties, she’s doing the Breakfast Show on Radio 2.

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Appearing to give away a little secret, Rylan, 30, added: “I might as well just say it – I’m going to be doing Mondays and Tuesdays, Zoe’s doing Wednesdays and Thursdays, and we’re both doing Friday, which is amazing. It starts in two and a half weeks.”

Having spent most of his career so far presenting on Channel 5 and ITV – including Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, This Morning and the new Supermarket Sweep reboot – Rylan described his new BBC gig as “crazy”.

“It’s crazy. We did the launch show on Monday, the red carpet,” he said. “The couples get paired up today… Obviously you’ll see it next Saturday. It’s amazing. You know what it’s like, it’s a machine, that show.”

Rylan has rarely left our TV screens since his career sky-rocketed after appearing on X Factor back in 2010. And he’s thrilled to be joining the Strictly Class of 2019.

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“I’m very lucky,” he said. “I’m extremely honoured to be joining such a television institution and can’t wait to bring a lot of mischief to the Strictly bubble.”

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 returns with the launch show on September 7 at 7:40pm on BBC One.