RYLAN Clark-Neal revealed his heartache after Big Brother side show regular Karen Cummings died.
The host of Big Brother’s Bit On the Side commented on a photograph of Karen that was shared by her loved ones.
The photo shows Karen died on July 20, 2020, age 47. The cause of her death is unknown.
Taking to Instagram, Rylan wrote: “Just been informed of some very sad news. Our #BBBOTS audience regular lovely Karen has sadly passed away.
“She was an amazing lady we spent many shows with and I’m gutted to hear this news, sending all my love to Nicola and the family. Rest in Peace beautiful xx”
Big Brother’s Bit On The Side was Channel 5’s version of Big Brother’s spin-off show.
The programme aired five nights a week and saw Rylan speaking with members of the public debating and joking about that night’s episode.
Rylan ended up meeting his husband, Dan Clark, on the spin-off show after competing on Big Brother in 2013.
The former X Factor star recently shared his joy at his 20-year-old stepson Cameron being let into drama school.
The 31-year-old star said he “couldn’t be prouder” as he and Cameron celebrated with a drink.
In the snap, Rylan and his stepson are beaming next to each other in the garden, with Rylan holding a glass of wine while Cameron raises a bottle of beer.
Both are dressed in black T-Shirts, with fans pointing out their matching designer stubble and enviable teeth.
Rylan captioned the snap: “Cam has got into @LAMDAdrama and we couldn’t be prouder ❤️”.
The LAMDA is otherwise known as the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, based in Hammersmith.