‘I don’t wear T-shirts or shorts when it’s hot’

Why telly fave Ry­lan Clark-neal is cov­er­ing up this sum­mer…

Woman's Own - - CELEB INSIDER -

Where did you go on your hol­i­days as a kid?

Al­ways a Span­ish af­fair, like Torrevieja or some­where like that. Stan­dard Bri­tish hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion on the Costas, but we also did the hol­i­day camp thing back home. I loved it. One of my first crushes was a lady called Carla at Haven in Devon and she was a Blue­coat.

Was that where you got your taste for star­dom?

That was it – Carla changed my life! I think it was her bleached blonde hair and her false lashes. But then again, maybe I wasn’t at­tracted to her, maybe I was just at­tracted to the lashes.

Where’s your favourite des­ti­na­tion for hol­i­days now?

We went to the Mal­dives and it was one of the best places I’ve been in the world and I think that set the bar for any hol­i­day. I don’t think any­thing will beat it, so we’d like to go back there. Apart from that, Por­tu­gal or the Ca­naries – some­where we can get a pri­vate villa and be locked away on our own. That’s what I love.

Is that what you loved about the Mal­dives?

Yes! I even took my top off there, it was amaz­ing. Ev­ery­one loves a cam­era phone, but on the is­land we went to, there must have been about six cou­ples and ev­ery cou­ple must have been about a mile away from each other, so it was bliss. Ten days was per­fect and then I was ready to get back to emails and work, and stuff like that. I’m not re­ally a beach per­son, but it never gets bor­ing there be­cause it’s so bor­ing that you get past get­ting bored. My daily com­mute was to cy­cle and get a co­conut.

‘I cope with six lay­ers of make-up’

What’s your go-to fash­ion item for the sum­mer?

I’m the worst sum­mer per­son be­cause I hate my arms and legs, so I don’t wear T-shirts or shorts, but what I do like is a polo T-shirt that’s made out of that waf­fle fab­ric be­cause they are so breath­able.

But you’re a for­mer model!

I know, but I just hate get­ting my legs out. And be­ing a ginger kid as well, I al­ways burned. My tan’s all painted on now. I am all over a flip-flop, but on a 30°C day, you’ll still see me rock­ing a Chelsea boot – in black. I cope with six lay­ers of make-up and re­fresh ev­ery two hours! Shov­el­ling it on!

The Love Is­land fi­nal is al­most upon us…

I have never watched a sin­gle episode be­cause I’m so loyal to Big Brother, which starts later this year. I’d feel dirty if I watched Love Is­land. I can’t wait. Big Brother’s Bit on the Side is my favourite telly gig.

Ry­lan loves his job on Big Brother

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