Rylan met the footballer in a salon

X Factor finalist Rylan Clark has revealed that he once planted a smacker on David Beckham.

David, 37, let the Essex singer give him a quick peck on the cheek when they bumped into each other a while back – but Rylan was left wanting to go a little further.

‘I once met David Beckham in a salon and kissed him on the cheek,’ says Rylan, 23.

‘I wish it was more but unfortunately it wasn’t.’

Rylan was snapped smooching a transvestite model at London club G-A-Y during a wild night out with X Factor rival Lucy Spraggan last weekend, but he’s still looking for love.

‘I’ve been single for three years – it’s so long,’ Rylan tells Metro.

‘I’m so uncomfortable, I’m too frightened of rejection, people are just going to be like: “Eww, you’re ugly.”‘

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Anna Duff