Rylan Clark and Declan Doyle were pictured kissing one another on a night out last month – with the EOTB star discussing the romance on GB News just weeks ago.
But TV presenter Rylan, 33, took to Instagram on Friday to insist that he was never in a relationship with Declan, 32, despite sources claiming they recently split.
He wrote: ‘I tried to ignore it but this isn’t ok. For the past few weeks there’s been stories regarding my “relationship”.
‘I haven’t been in a relationship for a year!’ Rylan Clark has denied dating Declan Doyle a month after they were pictured kissing on night out – after EOTB star discussed their ‘romance’ on TV
‘I’ve stayed out of it, ignored it, but this is ridiculous. I’m not in a relationship, haven’t been for over a year and have no intention to.
‘I’m looking after myself for a change and it’s staying that way. Hopefully this clears any fabricated stories up the past few weeks and to whoever is ‘selling’ them……’
Alongside, he shared a comment from his PR agency, Carver, reading: ‘In light of recent made up stories, we, nor Rylan wish to comment on his private life.
‘However on this occasion we feel we need to. There is absolutely no truth to this story or the many others stories that have run about this apparent *relationship’ in the past few weeks.
Smooch: They were pictured kissing one another on a night out last month
His side: Declan had said on GB News earlier this month that they were indeed seeing each other
‘Rylan is single and lives on his own. Any reports to the contrary are completely fabricated, @carverpr_.’
Declan had said on GB News earlier this month that they were indeed seeing each other, after photographs of them kissing during a night out were published.
The reality star told presenter Mark Dolan: ‘We’re just dating, it’s been a few dates – we really get on.’
He claimed the pair met ‘at an event a while ago,’ before joking he was the more famous one out of the two.
Hitting back: TV presenter Rylan, 33, took to Instagram on Friday to insist that he was never in a relationship with Declan, 32, despite sources claiming they recently split
Speaking out: He wrote: ‘I tried to ignore it but this isn’t ok. For the past few weeks there’s been stories regarding my “relationship”’
‘It’s just weird having to talk about it, it’s just been a few dates, it’s really early on, we are enjoying each other’s company, but it is going well.’
Mark explained he met Rylan at the TRIC Awards and thought he had ‘never looked happier’, prompting Declan to smile and say they were both ‘very happy’.
A source told MailOnline on Friday that Rylan and Declan’s relationship had ‘fizzled out’, with Rylan sharing a heartbreaking tweet earlier in the day about feeling ‘hurt’.
Tragic: Earlier in the day, the BBC Radio 2 host shared the lyrics to French song J’ai cherché by Amir, which featured some heart-rending words
A source said of the MTV star: ‘He’s really enjoying single life but is equally having a great time getting to know TOWIE’s Junaid Ahmed.
‘Declan’s an Essex boy after all and met Junaid through cast members Dani Imbert, James Lock and Ella Rae Wise at a party last Christmastime.’
The insider went on to tease that Declan’s flourishing courtship with Junaid could be featured on the ITVBe show, adding that talks are currently in the ‘early stages’.
What a pair! The former Ex On The Beach (right) star put on a very amorous display with Junaid Ahmed, 27, (left) as they departed the National Reality TV Awards in London on Thursday night
Cute: A source said: ‘He’s really enjoying single life but is equally having a great time getting to know TOWIE’s Junaid Ahmed’
The former Ex On The Beach star put on a very amorous display with Junaid, 27, as they departed the National Reality TV Awards in London on Thursday night.
Declan, who went shirtless beneath a green plaid suit, held hands with his new love interest, who commanded attention in a sparkly purple ensemble.
Just the following day, the BBC Radio 2 host shared the lyrics to French song J’ai cherché by Amir, which featured some heart-rending words.
The Tweet translates in English to: ‘I searched for a meaning in my existence / I left my innocence there / I finished defenseless heart.
Romance: ‘Declan’s an Essex boy, after all, and knows Junaid through cast members Dani Imbert, James Lock and Ella Rae Wise, having met at a party last Christmastime’
Adorable: Declan, who went shirtless beneath a green plaid suit, held hands with his new love interest, who commanded attention in a sparkly purple ensemble
‘I searched for love and recognition / I paid the price of silence / I hurt myself and I start again ❤️.’
Representatives for Rylan and Declan were contacted by MailOnline for comment.
MailOnline was told earlier in July that Rylan invited his mum Linda, 69, over for a special barbecue, which Declan also did so his own parents and siblings could meet the new man in his life.
Although things were ‘looking pretty serious’ between the pair, the couple had to first work past some ‘strain’ in their romance after the secret got out when they were pictured kissing.
Exciting: The insider went on to tease that Declan’s flourishing courtship with Junaid could be featured on the ITVBe show, however talks are currently in the ‘early stages’
Having a blast! The pair laughed out loud as they larked about on the streets of the city
Farewell: They ensured to finish their night with a warm goodbye hug
A source said at the time: ‘Rylan and Declan decided to hold barbecues and introduce each other to their families. It all went really well and, since they’re both from the same area, everyone had a lot in common.
‘They did feel some strain in their relationship when photos of them kissing were featured in the press and gave the game away but they’ve worked past it now.
‘They’d been trying to avoid any exposure by entering and leaving restaurants separately on their dates and were shocked when they were caught on that occasion.
‘Right now, they’re seeing where things go but it’s looking pretty serious and they’re both very hopeful for the future.’
Happier times: MailOnline previously revealed how Rylan and Declan had taken their relationship to the next level by introducing each other to their families
Family: Rylan invited his mum Linda, 69, (pictured in June 2022) over for a special barbecue, which the Ex On The Beach star also did with his own parents and siblings
Representatives for Rylan were contacted by MailOnline at the time, with Declan’s declining to comment.
The alleged relationship is said to have begun in April after the pair were spotted dining at Roka in Canary Wharf.
They were later seen flirting outside a restaurant in Marylebone with Rylan holding a glass of red wine during a cigarette break.
‘We’re enjoying each other’s company and it’s going well!’ Declan had only recently confirmed he was dating Rylan, after they were spotted kissing following the star’s divorce
Declan previously dated Geordie Shore star Nathan Henry, with the couple splitting in April 2022 after realising ‘they were no longer compatible’.
The news comes after presenter Rylan was forced to take time off work, including his presenting gigs, after splitting from his husband, Dan Neal, of six years in June last year.
It is believed the couple split over differences regarding having children and Dan’s TV career ambitions.
Despite this, Rylan has publicly blamed himself for the breakdown of the marriage. Rylan was a step-father to Dan’s son, Cameron, from a previous relationship but had been candid about wanting children of his own.
Ex: Declan previously dated Geordie Shore star Nathan Henry, with the couple splitting in April 2022 after realising ‘they were no longer compatible’ (pictured on New Year’s Eve)
The two first met in 2013 after Rylan had won Celebrity Big Brother and Dan had appeared on series 14 of the same show.
The following year, in 2014, the pair announced their engagement before marrying in November 2015.
Rylan and Dan became the first same-sex gay couple to present ITV’s This Morning, but Rylan later revealed that they weren’t too keen on working alongside one another.
Whereas it is rumoured that Rylan first met Declan over a decade ago at the X Factor auditions.
Moving on: Rylan’s romance with Declan is his first relationship since he split from husband of six years Dan Neal in June 2021 (pictured May 2017)
Declan was chancing his luck as a solo act having previously entered the talent show in a mixed-gender band known as NVS.
He supported Little Mix and JLS while on tour as a member of the same band.
Declan and Nathan split in April after realising ‘they were no longer compatible’ during a getaway in Mexico.
Rylan’s new love and the Newcastle native had rekindled their romance after filming for the latest series of Celebrity Ex On The Beach.
A representative for Nathan told MailOnline at the time: ‘Nathan and Declan split a few days ago. As with any relationship, they don’t always work out. Nathan wishes Declan all the best for the future, in his life and sobriety.’
Meanwhile, a source added to OK!: ‘After their holiday to Mexico, the couple realised they were no longer compatible. They always say you never fully know each other until you live together.
‘And even though they did during Ex On The Beach it was very different environment due to the cameras.’
Exes: A representative for Nathan told MailOnline at the time: ‘As with any relationship, they don’t always work out. Nathan wishes Declan all the best for the future, in his life and sobriety’