Rylan in free Twitter-inspired evening at Kings Cross

Rylan Clark-Neal will be the latest celebrity guest speaker to headline ‘Thread Talks’ – a series of exclusive ‘in conversation’ free events celebrating the world of Twitter threads and conversations. 

Clark-Neal will join host Alex Zane on Wednesday 22 January to share his favourite, funniest and most controversial Twitter experiences to a live audience at the Samsung KX experience space in Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross.  

Launched in association with Twitter, the 90-minute-long, free event will feature Rylan performing a reading of his favourite spats and chats from the Twittersphere, as well as an intimate question and answer session with the audience and host. He joins a diverse array of outstanding speakers who have performed at the venue’s Centre Stage in front of the world’s first vertical 10 metre-wide curved Samsung screen.

Clark-Neal is best known for presenting Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two and Supermarket Sweep. He rose to fame after finishing fifth in the ninth series of The X Factor, and later won Celebrity Big Brother 11. Later that year, he presented Big Brother’s Bit on the SideThis Morning and The Xtra Factor. He will host a new series of Ready Steady Cook this year.

Clark-Neal said: “My love of Twitter is no secret. It’s my go to every single day for news, opinions and random funny things that just make me smile. It’s an incredible thing to be able to interact with fans all over the country after a live show and the support I get is really appreciated.”

Previous celebrity guest speakers include: RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage, influential journalist and renowned author Caitlin Moran, radio host and I’m a Celeb star Roman Kemp, sports journalist Colin Murray and Gavin and Stacey star Mathew Horne. 

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David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past publications worked for include the South-East London Mercury*, Kent Messenger, Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor for an East Midlands-based publishing group.

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