Due to unforeseen circumstances having to fly back to the UK and will miss the final. GOOD LUCK to all delegations it’s been a pleasure meeting you all and most of all good luck to our girl @surieofficial . Thanks Team UK it’s been amazing @bbceurovision@Eurovision#AllAboard
Now, in an interview with The Sun, Rylan has revealed he had to head home because his husband Dan Neal fell ill.
“It got to the Friday, the day before the final. I’m not going to lie, I was so excited to be there,” he said. “I’ve always been a fan and so to be asked to do it in the first place was a big tick off my list.
“But when I found out Dan was ill I didn’t say anything to anyone. I just went on my phone, booked my flight and then explained, ‘I’m really sorry, but I’ve got to go home.’
Rylan Clark-Neal and Mel Giedroyc, Getty, SL
“Everyone got it because I wasn’t going to do that lightly,” he continued. “I went back to sort everything that needed to be sorted out.”
Although he didn’t want to expand as to what the problem was, he reassured fans that Dan was now “fine”.
Graham Norton returned to host the BBC’s coverage of the final while Mel Giedroyc – who fronted You Decide – was enlisted to deliver the UK’s votes to Europe’s viewers.