Rylan Clark-Neal was banned from interviewing Victoria Beckham on This Morning.Producers managed to secure a national exclusive with the former Spice Girl for today’s episode but refused to give the responsibility of conducting the chat to the showbiz correspondent.
In fact, he had been kept completely in the dark about the star’s appearance on the programme. After finding out she was going to be on the show, the shocked presenter asked: “What? Why wasn’t I told about this? Who went and spoke to her?”
Proving he really had no idea that Victoria had agreed to be on the programme, Rylan then asked if the superstar was going to be coming to the ITV studios for the chat. However, the exclusive interview had already been pre-recorded and conducted with This Morning’s beauty producer Laura Bacchus, leaving him stunned.
According to ITV insiders, the show’s beauty department had secured the interview and so it was down to a member from that team to host it. Ruth Langsford then tried to explain to Rylan why he wasn’t chosen to interview Victoria. She said: “We can’t tell you everything because the last time Emma [Bunton] was here you stalked her – that’s why we couldn’t tell you the exact date.”