Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The Show Changed My Life. I Got a Husband out of It; WITH the New Series of Celebrity Big Brother in Full Swing, Bit on the Side Presenter Rylan Clark-Neal Talks to GEMMA DUNN about His Fantasy Housemate Line-Up and Adjusting to Married Life

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

The Show Changed My Life. I Got a Husband out of It; WITH the New Series of Celebrity Big Brother in Full Swing, Bit on the Side Presenter Rylan Clark-Neal Talks to GEMMA DUNN about His Fantasy Housemate Line-Up and Adjusting to Married Life

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Byline: GEMMA DUNN

Does it feel as though you've just wrapped on the last Celebrity Big Brother? YEAH, that is my life. I just sort of mark my year through Big Brothers; when we finish one, we move straight on to the next one, so it's quite exciting. It's a year-round job.

What can you tell us about the theme this series? IT'S a vaudeville theme, so it's very showy. That's the word I'm going to be using a lot: showy. It's very theatrical and it's going to hit home with the housemates that they're all on television - it is a show, so play the game.

I said something the other day that summed it up quite well: 'If you want to make the final, make sure you elbow out the understudies'.

The garden is very different from the house, although it's the same theme. It's like a dirty, old smoky Whitechapel-type street and there's an old Victorian pub.

Who would feature in your fantasy housemate line-up? I WOULD love to see all five of the Spice Girls in there or a royal. I would love to see Prince Harry in there; I just think he'd love it!

Do you enjoy the live aspect of presenting Big Brother's Bit On The Side? I LOVE it. It's strange as 90% of presenters hate live TV because anything could go wrong, but I've only ever done live since the second I started working in this industry.

X Factor was live, Big Brother - obviously there were no retakes, and my two main jobs now are presenting on Bit On The Side and This Morning, which are both live. I prefer it to pre-recorded because I think when people can redo things they always will, and I don't like that. If I mess up, I like to think, 'How am I going to recover?' It's a buzz.

You've made quite the impression and are now shortlisted for a national television award. That must be a great feeling? THE fact that it's the first time I've ever been put on the long list for the NTAs and I've managed to make the shortlist at 27 years old against three others who are TV legends, I'm over the moon. …

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