Rylan Clark shares birthday tribute to ageless mum after shutting down treatment criticism

Rylan Clark has shared a birthday tribute to his mum as she celebrates her milestone birthday. Linda has become a hit among fans of the BBC Radio 2 host thanks to their joining appearances on Celebrity Gogglebox.

The mother and son duo have been regulars on the show for a number of years. Rylan and Linda joined Celebrity Gogglebox in 2019 and took part in two series before the pair took a break in 2021 which Rylan said was due to Linda’s ill health, as she has Crohn’s disease. However, he revealed before the latest series that that wasn’t the case and that it was him who was struggling.

The pair were back on screens in the last few weeks before the Gogglebox spin-off, which features a whole host of famous faces sitting down to watch telly before dishing out their opinions on what they have seen and heard, came to an end last Friday (July 15).

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Following the end of filming, there was some celebrating to be done as Linda turned 70. Sharing a make-up free snap of his mum on Twitter and Instagram as she relaxed on the sofa. “Happy 70th Birthday to the best woman in the world,” he wrote alongside the ageless photo.

And the post was soon being flooded with comments. @sonyaritchie13 said: “Your mum is never 70 wow she looks fab for her age happy birthday Linda.” @katy55530691 What a queen she is. Happiest of birthdays to mama Rylan.” @MissJaniceGree1 commented: “Happy Birthday Linda, never is she 70.”

@alyson.jones.334 replied: “70? Wow! She looks amazing! Happy birthday Rylan’s mum.” @awn_s_52 wrote: “Happy birthday Linda, looking as beautiful as ever, have a fantastic day.” @denise.thompson.7505 added: “She’s beautiful! Happy birthday.”

Last weekend Rylan spoke out after he was hit with criticism following his appearance on Celebrity Gogglebox with Linda. The TV presenter took to Twitter to clear up accusations that he had been ‘horrible’ to his co-star in the latest episode. The pair were seen laughing together in Rylan’s Essex home as Linda struggled to recall the name of the snack she was hankering for.

Viewers were in hysterics trying to guess what the 69-year-old meant as she asked her son for some ‘suchet’. Rylan, 33, teased his mum asking her to repeat the word before she eventually gave up and told him to “p*** off”. Linda, who described the food as ‘chicken with breadcrumbs round it’, left fans baffled, but Rylan told his Twitter followers as the show went out that she had in fact wanted some sushi.

Linda, who suffers from Crohn’s Disease, did get her sushi eventually, Rylan later revealed as he hit back at trolls telling them to “get a sense of humour”. He told his fans Linda gets “whatever she asks” for. Rylan posted: “For anyone saying I’m horrible to mum please get a sense of humour, she got her sushi…. Also built her a house, whatever she asks for, and a new hedge trimmer this week….. she’s good. Look after your mums, and also have a laugh with them.”