It’s been claimed Rylan Clark has reportedly dropped out of tonight’s live episode of The Only Way is Essex after two of the show’s cast complained.

The gay former X Factor singer was linked with a cameo appearance in the first live special of the ITV2 reality series.

However, Clark, who is currently filling in for showbiz reporter Richard Arnold on Daybreak, confirmed that he will not appear on tonight’s episode, and will unlikely sign up for future roles on the show due to other work commitments.

The Only Way is Essex stars Mario Falcone and Joey Essex recently threatened to leave TOWIE if Clark joined the show full time.

“If he comes on Monday’s live show, that’s fine because it’s all for charity, but if he comes on TOWIE as a main character, I’m leaving. We hate him. He’s a douchebag,” Falcone told Digital Spy.

In response, Clark said: “I’ve never met Mario in my life, so I find it very unprofessional and ungentlemanly for him to go around talking about people he hasn’t even met.

“Anyone who cheats on his girlfriend that much isn’t worth my time.”