Rylan Clark-Neal has revealed that his mum, Linda, has skin cancer, but insists that she’s “absolutely fine” and that her diagnosis isn’t life threatening.
The former X Factor contestant, 33, was chatting to his mum live on his BBC Radio 2 show Saturday 30 October, when Rylan asked what she’d been up to.
Linda then went on to explain that she “had to have under my eye done again” resulting in her having three stitches, and that she needs a second biopsy.
Rylan then proceeded to give his listeners some context of their conversation, and revealed his mum unfortunately has skin cancer.
He explained: “I should probably tell people what we’re talking about. So mummy, and it’s all fine, she’s got skin cancer on her face, but she’s absolutely fine. It’s not life threatening and it’s just spread a little bit, so we’re getting it all cut away.”
Rylan and his mum have previously starred on Celebrity Gogglebox together, but failed to return to the hit Channel 4 show earlier this year due to his mum’s illness.
It wasn’t down to Linda’s skin cancer, however, but due to her ongoing battle with Crohn’s Disease. She contracted sepsis in 2018 as a result of the condition.
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Rylan told Mirror Online in 2020: “It’ll be a year away now, we were really lucky to be part of the first one and the second one. It’ll all just depend on what we’re doing and if my mum’s well enough.
“We’re never gonna say never we don’t know what position we’re going to be in eventually.”
The nation fell in love with Linda after her hilarious remarks on Gogglebox, and how she made her son constantly cringe.
Speaking about her new-found fame, Rylan said: “She’s not dealing with her fame, she doesn’t really know. She’s not on social media and I’m never gonna let her be.
“The odd person might stop her and say ‘Hello Linda’ and she’ll go “Hello, you alright?’ She’ll carry on walking and go ‘Who the f**k was that? How do i know them?'”
While Rylan and Linda are yet to make a return to Celebrity Gogglebox, this year’s celebs have been announced and they include the likes of Michael Sheen, Michelle Visage and Graham Norton.
The Great British Bake Off host Matt Lucas is also joining the line-up alongside his mum — who people were quick to point out he looks identical to.
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