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Rylan Clark performs a duet with Pop Idol icon Michelle MacManus on stage in Glasgow


Rylan Clark took to the stage with a fellow reality show icon on Wednesday night.

The TV and radio star, who began his career on The X Factor, teamed up with Pop Idol legend Michelle MacManus for a duet during the latest stop in the promotional tour for his memoir.

Rylan and Michelle, 42, sang together on stage art Glasgow’s Saint Luke’s & The Winged Ox in celebration of Rylan’s book TEN: The Decade that Changed My Future.

Icons: Rylan Clark took to the stage with a fellow reality show icon on Wednesday night, performing a duet with Pop Idol star Michelle MacManus in Glasgow

Icons: Rylan Clark took to the stage with a fellow reality show icon on Wednesday night, performing a duet with Pop Idol star Michelle MacManus in Glasgow

Rylan and Michelle hosted the event before breaking into a rendition of her 2004 hit All This Time.

And Rylan, 33, couldn’t contain his excitement as he shared a video of the big moment with his Instagram fans. 

Michelle won the second and final series of Pop Idol in 2003, with her All This Time, which was her debut single, entering the UK Singles Chart at number one in January 2004. 

Following the show, Rylan wrote on social media: ‘The best night celebrating #RylanTen in Glasgow. Love you Michelle x’

Pals: Rylan and Michelle, 42, sang together on stage art Glasgow's Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox in celebration of Rylan's book TEN: The Decade that Changed My Future

Pals: Rylan and Michelle, 42, sang together on stage art Glasgow’s Saint Luke’s & The Winged Ox in celebration of Rylan’s book TEN: The Decade that Changed My Future

Duet: Rylan, 33, couldn't contain his excitement as he shared a video of the big moment with his Instagram fans

Duet: Rylan, 33, couldn’t contain his excitement as he shared a video of the big moment with his Instagram fans

Rylan has been touring the country promoting his new memoir, which focuses on his career highs and lows as well as the recent breakdown of his marriage to Dan Neal. 

In the book Rylan revealed that he’s longing to find a partner who ‘loves me for me’ after his divorce last year. 

Writing in his memoir, he admitted he spent eight years with his ex doubting if he was with him for love or fame, a mentality that he’s struggled to shake now he’s seeing new people. 

Discussing his fears, Rylan pondered: ‘Is that person seeing me because they want to see me? Because they actually like me? Do they genuinely fancy me? Or do they just fancy the job of Rylan’s new partner? 

Belting it out: Rylan and Michelle hosted the event tonight before breaking into a rendition of her 2004 hit All This Time

Belting it out: Rylan and Michelle hosted the event tonight before breaking into a rendition of her 2004 hit All This Time

Legend: Michelle won the second and final series of Pop Idol in 2003, with her All This Time, which was her debut single, entering the UK Singles Chart at number one in January 2004

Legend: Michelle won the second and final series of Pop Idol in 2003, with her All This Time, which was her debut single, entering the UK Singles Chart at number one in January 2004

‘I mean if I couldn’t trust the man I lived with for eight years to be with me for the right reasons how can I trust some random or other that I’ve just met in a bar? 

‘I just wanna find someone who loves me for me… I was with the wrong person for eight whole years and yet I thought I’d found The One.’

He later quipped: ‘Also next time get a prenup, silly p**k.’ The star has not disclosed the cost of his divorce settlement. 

Detailing the aftermath of his split, Rylan said: ‘Sometimes friends grow apart, the way I was in my marriage was the nail in the coffin.

‘When I split from my husband it hit me “oh f**k im on my own.” It suddenly dawned on me that literally overnight I had no friends to speak of really, since I no longer could count on the friends we’d had as a couple.

Celebrations: Rylan popped a bottle of bubbly backstage as the duo celebrated their night in front of Glasgow fans

Celebrations: Rylan popped a bottle of bubbly backstage as the duo celebrated their night in front of Glasgow fans

‘Over the eight years I was with my ex I didn’t really make time for my people, my friendships. 

‘I didn’t even make time for my own blood family at points. That’s what so sad about it. I realise now that for a while I forgot the Clark side of my life.’ 

On getting back into the dating pool, Rylan admitted that he had grown increasingly frustrated by Tinder, due to the amount of messages from men asking him to prove that he wasn’t a catfish. 

‘I’m just so bored of it,’ he explained. ‘I just feel like writing back and saying “you know what, I’m fake.” Don’t worry about it. I’ll have  a w**k instead.’

Rylan and former policeman Dan announced their split in June last year after six years together. 

Opening up: Rylan has been touring the country promoting his new memoir, which focuses on his career highs and lows as well as the recent breakdown of his marriage to Dan Neal

Opening up: Rylan has been touring the country promoting his new memoir, which focuses on his career highs and lows as well as the recent breakdown of his marriage to Dan Neal 

Tragically, Rylan attempted to take his own life after the split, admitting: ‘For the first time in my 32 years, I felt I couldn’t carry on no more. 

‘I’d lost what I thought was everything, the one thing I always wanted. A man I loved. A family of my own. And now it was gone.

‘So I tried to end it. I won’t go into detail as I don’t think it’s fair on my mum, but thank God I was unsuccessful.’

Following the breakdown of his six-year marriage the telly favourite took five months away from the spotlight due to his deteriorating health. 

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Struggle: In the book Rylan revealed that he's longing to find a partner who 'loves me for me' after his divorce last year.(pictured in 2017)

Struggle: In the book Rylan revealed that he’s longing to find a partner who ‘loves me for me’ after his divorce last year.(pictured in 2017)

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