30/07/2014 07:00 BST

Rylan Clark Lands Record Deal Two Years After ‘X Factor' Appearance

Rylan Clark has finally landed a record deal, two years after starring on ‘X Factor’.

Since his stint on the show, Rylan has remained in the public eye, becoming a presenter on ‘This Morning’ and ‘Big Brother’s Bit On The Side’.

Rylan Clark

Sadly, his singing career never took off, but now Rylan’s been given a second chance at becoming a chart sensation.

The singer is reportedly planning to try something a little different and he’ll be getting some help to make sure he sounds pitch perfect.

One of Rylan’s pals tells The Sun: “Despite the abuse Rylan got from Gary Barlow about his voice, he has always wanted to release music.

“The tracks are dance-orientated so it is fair to say there will be some auto-tuning going on.

Rylan will also be using an alias to share the music, so that people aren't too quick to judge.

“He feels now is the time to get back into music as well as TV stuff. He’s looking to put out the first track later this year under a different name to test the water," the pal continues.

“He is pretty confident people will like it.”

At the moment, Rylan’s having more luck than his former ‘X Factor’ pal James Arthur, who was recently dropped by Syco Records.

Rylan has previously spoken out in defence of his pal, stating that he thinks James is just “insecure”.

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