Rob Rinder and Rylan Clark's Italian Adventure Sparks Romance Rumors

TV hosts Rob Rinder and Rylan Clark promote their new show "Rob & Rylan's Grand Tour", sparking romance rumors with cryptic social media posts. The three-part series, premiering on BBC Two, follows the duo as they explore Italy, tracing Lord Byron's steps.

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Rob Rinder and Rylan Clark's Italian Adventure Sparks Romance Rumors

Rob Rinder and Rylan Clark's Italian Adventure Sparks Romance Rumors

TV hosts Rob Rinder and Rylan Clark have sparked romance rumors while promoting their new show, "Rob & Rylan's Grand Tour". The three-part series, premiering tonight at 9pm, follows the duo as they retrace the steps of Lord Byron in Italy, exploring the art, architecture, and classical music of Venice, Florence, and Rome.

The speculation began when Rylan tweeted, "This man has become family to me because of this experience. It really is a show like no other and we're so proud of it. Hope you enjoy x". Rob replied with a cryptic message, quoting, "Friendship may and often does, grow into love."

Rob Rinder, 45, is a TV judge, while Rylan Clark, 35, is a This Morning host. The duo's close friendship was forged after sharing a divorce lawyer. Both have endured painful divorces in recent years - Rob from barrister Seth Cumming in 2018, and Rylan from ex-Met detective and reality star Dan Neal in 2021. The show is described as a "heartbreak holiday" where they throw themselves into experiences outside their comfort zones.

Rylan shared, "Rob and I have known each other for years but we've never really been 'out out' properly... We've been mates but we haven't been friends. And then the show was offered to us, and it seemed like a natural fit." He jokingly added, "We do, we love each other... Like a married couple: we row all the time and don't have sex."

Rob praised Rylan, saying, "Rylan is just so piercingly intelligent... And that quality is one of the things I really cherish in people." Rylan revealed Rob's nickname from the trip, sharing, "Rob earned the nickname 'Nonna' [the Italian word for grandma] because he was so slow... He'd stop and talk to absolutely everyone, even when we were in a rush. Plus, he walks about with a pharmacy in his bag!"

"Rob & Rylan's Grand Tour" is a modern take on the traditional Grand Tour, a rite of passage for young noblemen in the 18th century who would travel around Europe to discover its culture, architecture, and themselves. Excited fans have fed into the speculation sparked by the duo's posts, with many hoping they will become a couple. The show premieres tonight, May 12, at 9pm on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

Key Takeaways

  • TV hosts Rob Rinder and Rylan Clark spark romance rumors while promoting their new show.
  • Their 3-part series, "Rob & Rylan's Grand Tour", premieres on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on May 12.
  • The show follows the duo as they explore Italy, retracing Lord Byron's steps.
  • Rob and Rylan formed a close friendship after sharing a divorce lawyer.
  • Fans speculate about a romantic relationship between the two after cryptic social media posts.