Rylan Clark-Neal took a break from his presenting duties earlier in the year and said at the time that he deeply regretted the breakdown of his marriage
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Rylan Clark-Neal is set to divorce his husband Dan Neal after the pair failed in attempts to save their marriage.
TV and radio presenter and the former policeman have been married for six years, but appear to be calling time on their relationship.
Rylan, 32, stepped down from his BBC Radio 2 show earlier this year for four months as the pair faced difficulties.
And now, friends of the star who found fame on ITV’s X Factor have said the marriage is “unsalvageable” following weeks of the pair trying to “work through their problems”.
Speculation the couple was facing difficulties surfaced following the presenter’s absence from his show, as well as missing hosting duties for May’s Eurovision Song Contest.
In June, he confronted the rumours and said: “Following reports about Dan and I spending time apart, I feel I have to speak out as the way it is being reported is unfair.
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“I have made a number of mistakes which I deeply regret and have inevitably led to the breakdown of our marriage.”
And now sources have told The Mail on Sunday how the couple had tried to work through their differences at their marital home after Rylan had spent long periods throughout the summer with his mum, Linda.
“Things were looking so good, like they were back together,’ said one source. “They hoped they could avoid divorce, but it’s now looking like the only way forward.
“Many around them were desperately hoping they can win the battle to save their relationship. It’s very sad.”
Following Rylan’s return to his Rylan On Saturday show three weeks ago, the personality told his avid listeners: “I am feeling better.”
Rylan and Dan met in 2013 before getting engaged in 2013 on a trip in Paris.
They tied the knot at Braxted Park in Essex in 2015 in front of a host of celeb guests, including Rylan’s This Morning co-stars Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.
Rylan and Dan became the first gay couple to present This Morning when the pair stepped in to cover Eamonn and Ruth on a show in July 2016.
On Saturday, the presenter made a joke about the current petrol “drought” on Twitter, saying he’s “been through enough” this year.
He tweeted to his 1.6 million followers: “I’ve been through enough this year. Really don’t need this petrol drought to make a sly trip to the M&S garage at midnight in a dressing gown taken away from me tbh.”