Rylan Slams Rob Romance Rumors, Hooks Up with Rugby Player

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In a recent swirl of romance rumors and cheeky Italian nights, Rylan Clark, the charismatic TV personality, has found himself at the center of the gay gossip galaxy yet again. Amidst whispers of a blossoming romance with his co-star Rob Rinder on their new show, Rob and Rylan’s Grand Tour, Rylan has cheekily shut down the rumors while confessing to a steamy encounter of his own.

While the pair’s on-screen chemistry has sparked plenty of speculation, Rylan took to X, formerly Twitter, to clear the air. “The answer is no. I’m not dating Rob Rinder; he’s one of my closest friends,” he declared, setting the record straight with his typical flair. Despite the rumors, it appears the true magic happens off-screen, as Rylan revealed a rather heated moment during the show’s filming in Italy — but it had nothing to do with Rob, The Mirror reports.

The journey, which took viewers through the stunning cities of Venice, Rome, and Florence, also offered Rylan an unexpected adventure. Venturing into the local nightlife of Florence, Rylan found himself in the arms of a French rugby player, adding a dash of unexpected romance to the architectural wonders of the tour. “At the end of the Florence episode, I’m getting off with a French rugby player and Rob is dancing on the bar!” Rylan shared with a laugh during an interview with OK!.

The escapade provided both men a chance to explore more than just historical landmarks. As Rylan recounted, the evening began innocently enough in a Venetian gay bar where Rob initially expressed his hesitance: “I just don’t know how to talk to people.” However, it didn’t take long for the mood to shift. “Within three minutes, he looks at this guy and goes, ‘You look like Michelangelo,’ and that just sets the night off. The way it ended was just beautiful,” Rylan gushed, painting a picture of a night filled with laughter, new friends, and unexpected encounters.

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The hit three-part series has been a surprising success, resonating with audiences who are drawn to the duo’s heartfelt discussions and vibrant escapades. Fans have taken to social media to express their affection for the show, praising it for its humor, educational value, and emotional depth. “I loved it. It’s interesting and educational. Funny and sad. You two are the nicest of people. Your honesty when you both share your experiences and feelings is so emotional. Can’t wait for the next episode,” one fan enthused.

Touched by the outpouring of support, Rylan expressed his gratitude: “Wow, we never expected this reaction to the show. Thank you so much for the love. It’s so welcome x”.

Behind the scenes, the first episode touched on the more somber elements of both stars’ lives, discussing the pain of their divorces against the picturesque Italian backdrop. Rylan shared poignant reflections on his personal struggles, detailing the profound impact of his marital breakdown. “I think it was a culmination of my marriage breaking down and actually me stopping for the first time in 10 years,” he revealed, opening up about his battles with mental health and a severe eating disorder.

As the series continues, it’s clear that Rob and Rylan’s Grand Tour is more than just a travelogue; it’s a journey of friendship, healing, and, yes, a little bit of unexpected romance. So, buckle up and enjoy the ride – Italy has never looked so inviting.

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