SOME big names came out to support Rylan Clark after video of him appearing to ask for “gear” on a boozy night out.
Davina McCall and Katie Piper lead the celeb charge to support Rylan who broke his silence over the recent controversy.
Posting a photo of a young Sonia Fowler from Eastenders standing in Albert Square with the caption, “what doesn’t kill you only makes you Sonia,” and adding his own love heart emoji, his famous pals showered him with support.
The Masked Singer’s Davina replied on Twitter with a series of red love heart and praying hand emojis, while Kate Piper wrote, “we are all with you.”
Soap star Jamie Lomas added: “lots of love pal,” and presenter Angelica Bell added, “Bruv. Preach.”
Actress and presenter, Chizzy Akudolu wrote on Twitter: “Speak to anyone who’s worked with Rylan from in front of the camera to behind it. They’ll tell you he’s the nicest man in show business. And hilariously funny. We love ya @Rylan We always will.”
And chef Romy Gill wrote: “Rylan, are one of the good guys in the industry. You are lovely, kind guy, and you are a brilliant presenter with lots of awesome fun.”
In the video, shared by HOARday Mirror, the popular 33-year-old appears to say: “Give me the gear, give me the f***ing gear and we’ll go.”
Gear is sometimes used as a slang word to refer to drugs, specifically cocaine, but Rylan’s use of the word is not clear in the video.
There is no suggestion that Rylan asked for or took drugs.
Rylan insists again: “No, I’ll f***ing kill you, you know I will.”
Upon realising he is being filmed, a grinning Rylan – who looks slightly worse for wear – jokingly threatens: “No, no, no. Delete that now or I’ll f***ing kill you.”
TV favourite Rylan then laughs with the cameraman who jibes back: “Anyway. You just said give me the gear. I’m not gonna.”
The star hits back: “I’’ll f***ing kill you,” before his companion says: “Come on, you’re with me.”
The footage is thought to have been filmed by a fellow reveller outside a bar in London’s West End.
A witness said the Strictly: It Takes Two host was “pretty animated” and that he “wanted to party”.
The witness, who spotted the star, estimated to be worth around £4.5 million in the bar’s smoking area, claims Rylan told him he wanted to have a “wild night out”.
The fellow partygoer also claims the 33-year-old was keen to ditch his team.
The star, who is seen in the 22-second clip wearing a smart black shirt and trousers and clutching his phone, has previously insisted that he has never felt the need to do drugs.
As the video emerged, Rylan was seen leaving posh Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair.
He was pictured showing off his signature pearly whites, dressed in dark jeans, a black shirt and jacket.
The video comes after troubled Rylan opened up about his turmoil following his split from his ex, Dan, last summer.
The Essex-born reality star’s weight plummeted following the breakup, and he took a four-month break from showbiz.
Reflecting on his breakdown, which saw him hospitalised “for safety reasons, he told The Observer: “I was having thoughts and doing things that made me… f**ked up, for want of a better word.”
He added: “I didn’t think I’d be here. I didn’t think I could continue.”
And he admitted to drinking more – although insisted that he was not an alcoholic.
Rylan is currently going through a divorce from the former policeman, whom he was with for six years.
The pair met on Big Brother where Dan was a contestant and Rylan a presenter.
HOAR has contacted Rylan’s reps for comment.