Rylan Clark has returned to his BBC Radio 2 programme as his mother heals at home suffering a fall while on her first international vacation in ten years.
Scott Mills, a broadcaster, took over as host of the Rylan On Saturday show last week when Linda, 71, was hospitalised in Spain.
On Saturday, Rylan told Radio 2 listeners: ‘Unfortunately, decided to take mummy Linda on holiday… she’s not been away for 10 years. And what (did) she going to do? Falls over and breaks an arm and leg, what (are) you going to do? Classic Linda, classic Linda.
‘Now a little broken arm and a leg, (I) can deal with that but when you take that up with everything else (that) is wrong with her? Nightmare, especially abroad.
‘But we are both back, mummy Linda is home safe and sound, she is recovering, she’s chilling out.’
‘There’s honestly, for want for a better term, I don’t mean this in a rude way, it’s like someone’s died. The amount of people that have been around the house, there’s flowers. It’s all gone on,’ he added.
‘All the neighbours come out. It was like someone had come home from war.’
Rylan said on social media on 1 September that he will miss his Radio 2 programme because “my priority at the moment is my mum” following her “bad fall”.
He subsequently said on Instagram that she had a successful operation.
When he returned, the former X Factor finalist also informed his listeners that he wanted to say a’massive thank you’ to Helicopteros Sanitarios, a healthcare service located in Malaga that also employs aircraft and helicopters to move patients.
‘The hospital looked after mummy so well so muchas gracias (thank you so much in Spanish)… It was a five-star hotel, the hospital, they had champagne on the menu, I nearly checked in myself, and you should have seen the physio (physiotherapist), I nearly broke my own arm, oh my god.’
He also thanked ‘the lovely Scott Mills for jumping in last week’ along with his fans for their support.
Linda, who appeared as a co-presenter on the show last year in recognition of Mother’s Day, will not make another appearance until she heals, according to Rylan.
The two have returned to Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox, with memorable moments including Clark ridiculing his mother’s pronunciation of tzatziki and naan bread.