Rylan Clark brought up a very memorable X Factor moment as he recalled getting very emotional after UK act Sam Ryder shot up the leaderboard in last weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest in Turin.
Rylan jetted off to Turin alongside Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, with the pair commentating on both semi-finals ahead of the ESC final on Saturday, May 18.
They were on-hand to provide moral support for Sam at the event while Graham Norton delivered his incredible quips to the audience at home.
Essex born TikTok star Sam, who represented the UK with the song Space Man, quickly made his way up the leaderboard as the Jury votes came in, eventually ending up in second place.
And UK viewers were wowed to finally see the nation succeed at Eurovision after years of disappointment, which also left superfan Rylan emotional.
Chatting on his Saturday Radio 2 she, he told listeners: ‘To our boy, Mr Sam Ryder, congratulations mate. We had no doubt in you whatsoever but you really, really showed up.
He went on to urge anyone who hadn’t yet watched the epic moment to make sure they caught up with the contest.
Rylan added: ‘It really is a must watch, I can’t even speak thinking about it, my heart!
‘The amount of crying I did, was more than X Factor,’ he told fans, referencing his iconic moment which saw him burst into tears opposite Nicole Scherzinger back in 2012.
In the televised meltdown, Rylan became hysterical finding out he’d made it through to the live shows of that year’s contest.
He previously shared how the crying fit became so bad that paramedics had to be called to calm him down.
Speaking to the Guardian, he said: ‘No, that was true. But only because we were drinking in the pool until about 7am and it was 50-degree heat and I’d had an hour’s sleep.
‘I knew I only needed a week on the live shows to earn a bit of money and set myself up for a while.’
‘But you only saw a bit of the crying,’ he added. ‘It went on for 45 minutes and they had to call a paramedic. I couldn’t breathe!’
Elsewhere, Sam just missed out on becoming the first UK Eurovision act to land the number one chart spot since 1996.
He was revealed to have got his track Space Man to number two on Friday’s Official Charts, as Harry Styles’ As It Was reigned supreme for yet another week.
Rylan on Saturday airs every Saturday from 3pm on Radio 2.Credit: Source