Rylan Clark reacts to police e-fit: 'I must be doing something very right or very wrong'

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1 May 2024, 13:13

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Rylan Clark found himself caught up in a case of mistaken identity after Kent Police released an e-fit bearing a striking resemblance to the TV presenter, who denied any involvement in the attempted robbery.

The incident, which occurred in Maidstone, prompted a flood of messages to Clark, with fans humorously asking if he was 'on the run.'

Addressing the confusion on ITV's This Morning, Rylan Clark joked about waking up to the unexpected news, quipping:"I woke up yesterday to a lot of messages from people saying, ‘Are you on the run?’

"I didn’t know what was going on. I then saw the tweet so I decided to tweet ‘It wasn’t me’."

The e-fit depicted a man with a dark beard and hairstyle reminiscent of Clark's, leading many to draw comparisons between the two.

The attempted robbery took place between 1.30pm and 2.10pm on April 5 when four men approached a woman outside Romney Place and demanded she hand over her watch.

When she refused, they chased her down the road before assaulting her. She suffered bruising to her face and the watch was not taken.

Despite the uncanny resemblance, Clark assured viewers that he was innocent and suggested that being mistaken for someone else wasn't new to him.

In a light-hearted response, he shared that he's often mistaken for Austrian singer and drag queen Conchita Wurst, particularly around Eurovision season.

Clark, who is currently in Sweden for the Eurovision Song Contest, humorously recounted how he frequently receives shouts of adoration meant for Conchita.

He added: “I get this every single year around this time of the year with Conchita from Eurovision and I’m having it here in Sweden at the moment.

“People are going ‘Conchita, we love you!’ And I’m like ‘No, it’s me.’

"Cats, criminals, Conchitas, clearly I must be doing something very right or very wrong," he quipped, demonstrating his ability to find humor in the situation.

When pressed by hosts Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley for proof of his whereabouts, Clark cheekily pointed to the nearby Ikea, playfully confirming his presence in Sweden.

With his trademark wit and charm, Clark turned what could have been an awkward situation into a moment of lighthearted entertainment, proving once again why he's a beloved figure in the world of television.