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Celebrity Gogglebox star and This Morning host Rylan Clark visits Amazon centre in Dartford

TV star Rylan Clark made an X-rated discovery when he visited the Amazon warehouse in Dartford.

The Radio 2 presenter visited the facilities this week to learn how the centre works.

Rylan visiting the Amazon warehouse

The sprawling £205m complex - which opened last year - has a footprint of approximately 547,000 sq ft – roughly the size of six-and-a-half football pitches.

It is based on the decommissioned site of the former Littlebrook Power Station, next to the Dartford Crossing.

In a video shared on Rylan's Instagram page, he shows visitors around the site as he helps staff with packing orders, explores the robotics, chats to the workers and learns what their jobs involve.

The former X Factor contestant joined packer Daniel Gomes at his station when the first item to arrive down the conveyor belt was a sex toy.

Daniel – who is also a professional DJ and psychology student – said: "An entire inventory of stock and this is what pops up. A hilarious moment as it naturally brought out Rylan’s wicked sense of humour. He had me in stitches."

Speaking on the video Rylan is seen laughing and showing the X-rated item to the camera. He said: "That has just made my day."

The x-rated item was the first down the conveyor belt. Picture: Rylan / Instagram
The x-rated item was the first down the conveyor belt. Picture: Rylan / Instagram

Daniel added: "At my station, one of the larger boxes is stored close to the ground, something I would normally bend to collect.

"When asked to pack, Rylan was on his knees on the warehouse floor grabbing the box. Without any hesitation or reluctancy he jumped straight in."

Rylan has been working with Amazon over the past few years but admitted he had never been to a fulfilment centre before.

Priyanka Bernard, general manager of the site, said: "It is always a pleasure showing customers what happens behind the scenes but it is not every day that we have a celebrity walking through our doors.

"The whole team was very excited to welcome Rylan and show him what we do and the technology we use, as well as teach him how to stow, pick and pack customer orders.

"Rylan was a brilliant sport and made the team laugh a lot, and he is welcome back to our fulfilment centre anytime."

Rylan and Daniel packing order. Picture: Rylan / Instagram
Rylan and Daniel packing order. Picture: Rylan / Instagram

In the video, the TV personality is also seen exploring the roof which is fitted with one of the largest solar panel installations - part of the firm's commitment to be net-zero carbon across its business by 2040.

The site is powered entirely by electricity generated from the panels and the online retailer says it will be feeding excess energy created back into the national grid.

Bianca Gerrard, who joined as a stower last August, said: "I found the experience surreal, to see Rylan stowing on my station was wild. He was great, so happy to speak to all of us and get to know as much as he could.

"I even showed him a selfie of us from 10 years ago when I had bumped into him which he found hilarious.

"This has definitely been my favourite moment working at Amazon so far."

Rylan learned all about the operations at the site. Picture: Rylan / Instagram
Rylan learned all about the operations at the site. Picture: Rylan / Instagram

Russell Brooks, amnesty responder, added: "Rylan was really interested in the robotics and asked lots of questions about how the safety vest works. Explaining what, and how we do things was a pleasure and what a top fella he seemed to be."

And this is not the first time Rylan has helped out a business in Kent. In 2019, he popped into McDonald's at Orbital Park, Ashford helping out in the kitchen, on the tills and table service.

At the end of his visit to Dartford's Amazon, Rylan said: "It has been such a pleasure seeing how it all happens. Next time you make an order from Amazon, now you know how it all works."

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