FOR Rylan Clark, last Christmas was “an odd one”.
The telly presenter’s husband of six years, Dan Neal, had walked out on him six months earlier, when the Strictly It Takes Two host confessed he’d been unfaithful “years ago”.
Rylan subsequently struggled with his mental health and said he would go to sleep praying he "wouldn’t wake up" – and ultimately tried to end his life.
He was later admitted to a mental hospital to aid his recovery amid a five-month career break.
For this reason, he’s very much looking forward to a relaxed Christmas with his mum Linda – who he exclusively reveals is doing much better after a recent health scare, just in time for the festive period.
Linda suffers from Crohn's disease, for which there is no cure, and uses a drip feed to eat her meals.
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The duo had to take some time off from Celebrity Gogglebox earlier this year when she suffered a flare-up.
Rylan previously revealed he built his mum a house so she could live closer to him, and he could keep an eye on her.
The This Morning presenter tells us: “She's not too bad. She had a bit of a health issue a few weeks back, but she's doing really, really well, just in time for Christmas. That's important."
Rylan adds: “It sounds ridiculous, but I just want a nice Christmas this year.