Penguin Random House has announced a world rights deal for the autobiography of TV presenter Rylan Clark.
The deal was struck by Ajda Vucicevic on behalf of Century, with Rory Scarfe of Furniss Lawton and Jack Madeley at James Grant Managementfor the as yet untitled book.
Clark found fame on "The X Factor" and went on to win "Celebrity Big Brother", after which he came to present the sister show "Big Brother’s Bit on The Side". He has become a full time member of the "This Morning" team and reached the final of "Celebrity Masterchef".
In his book, Rylan, who was raised by his mum and grandmother in East London before moving to a small town in Essex, talks about his "quest to become famous, and the ups and downs on his journey to stardom".
Century editor Ajda Vucicevic said: “I am so proud to be publishing Rylan. He is undoubtedly a household name; much loved for his fun and positive attitude as well as his sharp wit and charm. The book will be the perfect combination of his humble beginnings, fame, humour, honesty and a heaping of celeb gossip from a reality TV star who has broken the mould, that will make this the celebrity autobiography to own this year.”
Rylan said: “When I think back over the past three years to how much I've been lucky enough to achieve in such a small space of time it really hits home. On paper this should never have happened; I was "The X Factor" joke act, but little did many know at the time I was happy to play along. This book really has been like a therapy session. I've been honest, genuine and not frightened to tell the real truth about what happened along the way. Some of which on reflection has even surprised myself...”
The book will be published in hardback and as an e-book in July 2016 by Century and will be published in paperback in 2017.