Rylan Clark-Neal has got honest about the ratings for the new series of Ready Steady Cook being ‘not the best’, but hopes that people will tune in as it continues.
The presenter, 32, took to Twitter to share his honest appraisal with fans, writing: ‘Ready steady launched with just under a mil yesterday. Not the best but it’s a start.
‘People don’t tend to talk about “ratings” when they aren’t what they would like. But I’m ok to. I’m normal.
‘The whole production worked really hard so hopefully people will find it and love it. x’.
Fans were quick to support Rylan, tweeting: ‘It will pick up, have faith. Yesterday was glorious weather, and after being stuck in for months and weeks with miserable weather, home schooling and working from home people probably couldn’t wait to get out the house. There will always be factors as to why xxx’.
Others added: ‘I really enjoy watching it and think you are fabulous on it. I can’t watch every day due to work / life etc but do put it on if I’m home x’ and ‘Do later views count? Many people (like me) maybe record it and watch later. Do those all add up?’
Ready Steady Cook had returned for a revamp last year with Rylan as host, after the previous incarnation finished in 2010.
Rylan had confirmed the next series would be starting on March 1, after they managed to film amid the coronavirus pandemic.
He tweeted in February: ‘READY… STEADY… COOK… Is back! Thrilled we were able to film series 2 and even more thrilled to announce that it starts Monday 1st March at 3.45pm and every weekday on @BBCOne for 6 whole weeks.
‘Join us for some fantastic easy recipes to change up those lockdown dishes.’
He also recently hit out at influencers and reality stars who were bending the lockdown rules and travelling to places like Dubai for ‘work’ using the loopholes in the law.
Rylan told The Sun: ‘The things I work on are worthy of doing. I’m not going to Dubai on a plane and taking photos in my bikini.
‘I’m actually going to work and hosting programmes like Ready Steady Cook and showing people how to cook a meal for under a fiver, which is handy right now.
‘But I just feel at a time when there are a lot of things going on, seeing pictures of people getting on a plane going to a foreign country and lording it up on the beach for work purposes — well, I can’t believe how much work there seems to be!’
Credit: Original article published here.