Rylan Clark, has been secretly leaving the Celebrity Big Brother House to rehearse for an X-Factor tour, a former fellow housemate has claimed.
After being evicted on Friday, Gillian Taylforth, best know for playing Kathy on BBC’s Eastenders, told Channel 5 program the Wright Stuff that the openly gay singer had been secretly leaving the house to take part in rehearsals.
She said: “Rylan went out to do X Factor rehearsals… obviously he wasn’t allowed to talk about it, but when he came back he’d just ask somebody the time very quickly like [his] driver, and we said to him when he’d get in, ‘What’s the time?'”
Normally contestants are allowed no contact with the outside world, and are not allowed to leave the Big Brother house, reports the Mirror.
A microphone operator on the Channel 5 program also tweeted confirming Ms Taylforth had told him the same thing.
He later tweeted that the odds of Rylan winning CBB had dropped since news broke of his secret departures from the house.
Before being voted off the X Factor, Mr Clark had voiced his displeasure at ‘hateful’ comments made by Gary Barlow at a charity event on Tuesday, in which he suggested that the judge had gone too far.
Rylan Clark is still favourite to win CBB, the final of which takes place on Friday.