Mother and son were settling in for a night in front of the TV when Linda made the surprise revelation.
Right from the start of the show, his TV star son explained that he was going to enjoy iced buns as an evening snack.
“I bet you will have one,” teased Rylan.
“No, I won’t,” she replied. “Ross do you want to stop him, I don’t want him.” ”
The fans were in shock – and many wondered why it was only now that they discovered that the host of Supermarket Sweep and Ready Steady Cook was named Ross.
A surprised fan tweeted, “How I just realized that @Rylan is really called Ross.
Another commented: “#CelebrityGogglebox I just spent 5 minutes wondering if Rylan’s mother called him Ross so I realized that I had the Internet and I discovered that his first name is Ross Thank goodness for the World Wide Web. “
One fan thought they misunderstood, tweeting, “Ross? Who is Ross? #CelebrityGogglebox…. and then I realized, I heard @Rylan say on Radio 2, that Ross was his birth name! ”
Another said that even if they knew Rylan’s real name, they were still surprised.
The fan tweeted, “Hearing Rylan being called Ross by his mother #CelebrityGogglebox I know his name was not waiting for him,” said another.
A fourth wrote, “Wait Ross? ROSS? I am shaken @Rylan #CelebrityGogglebox. ”
Celebrity Gogglebox is broadcast on Friday evening at 9 p.m., with various celebrities appearing.
Featured stars include This Morning presenters Eamonn Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford as well as Susanna Reid of Good Morning Britain.
Rylan catapulted to household stardom after appearing on The X Factor in 2012 and continued to carve out a very successful presenter career.