Rylan Clark-Neal says his ‘mistakes’ are to blame for split from husband Dan Neal

Rylan has discussed the split (Photo: S Meddle/ITV/REX)

Rylan Clark-Neal has opened up about his split from husband Dan Neal and said his own ‘mistakes’ are to blame.

The 32-year-old star and his partner have called time on their relationship after six years of marriage, and he confirmed the breakup as he addressed the reason for their decision.

In a statement to The Sun newspaper, he 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.

‘I have made a number of mistakes which I deeply regret and have inevitably led to the breakdown of our marriage.’

Rylan – who has missed his BBC Radio 2 show for the past seven weeks as well as missing EuroVision and This Morning – also revealed he is ‘seeking help’ to deal with personal issues.

He added: ‘I have taken time away from work as I am not in a good place at the moment and am seeking help.

He is taking a step back to ‘seek help’ (Photo: S Meddle/ITV/REX)

‘I am trying to take each day at a time and would like to thank you to everyone for their support and for respecting our privacy at this time.’

Rylan and Dan met after Dan’s time as a housemate on Big Brother 14, while Rylan was presenting Big Brother’s Bit on the Side.

They were engaged in 2014 and married in 2015. Rylan is also step-dad to Dan’s son Cameron.

Meanwhile, a source had told The Sun that the pair don’t want to discuss their breakup in public.

An insider said: ‘Rylan’s one of the most beloved people on TV so fans will be sad to hear what has happened.

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‘He often spoke of their relationship on air and they even co-hosted an episode of This Morning but unfortunately things haven’t worked out.

‘They don’t want to discuss it in public and a bit of time off is probably for the best for now.

‘It’s one of those things. All those close to them wish them all the best.’

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