Boris Johnson tried to pull plug on This Morning chat as he slammed Rylan Clarke

Boris Johnson tried to pull plug on This Morning chat as he slammed Rylan Clarke

TV presenter Rylan Clark has detailed in his new book – Ten: The Decade That Changed My Life – how he almost didn’t interview then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson on This Morning.

Clark, who regularly stood in for Philip Schofield, wrote in his book: “I found out he had threatened to pull out because his advisers heard that I was standing in for Phillip Schofield that day.

"Apparently they thought I wasn't 'qualified enough' to ask him questions.”

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He went on to explain how although he doesn’t believe it was Johnson personally who tried to axe the interview, he said it was probably one of his aides.

“Obviously, This Morning didn't tell me this, and I'm sure it wasn't Boris who said it, it was probably someone on his team, and I did eventually interview him, but how do they know if I'm qualified or not?” he wrote.

The Strictly: It Takes Two host said in his book that he would “wipe the floor with any frontbencher” if he were to enter politics.

He also listed who he would have in his imaginary cabinet.

Rylan named his deputy as Claire Richards from the band Steps, Posh Spice as his Minister for Women and Equality, and Gavin and Stacey’s Joanna Page as Secretary of State for Wales.

The autobiography also details his time on The X Factor as well as the breakdown of his marriage to ex-husband Dan Neal.

Rylan rose to fame in 2012 when he was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger in the Over 25s category.

His singing journey came to an end when he was kicked out after a sing-off with boyband Union J.


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