CHANNEL 5 has been slammed by fans of Celebrity Big Brother after it was revealed contestant Rylan Clarke has been secretly exiting the house to take part in X Factor tour rehearsals.
It is a fundamental rule of the show that contestants have no contact with the outside world while they are in the house.
Eastenders actress Gillian Taylforth, who was voted off the show on Friday, made the revelation during an appearance on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff.
She said: "Rylan went out to do X Factor rehearsals, but obviously he wasn't allowed to talk about it. 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?”
In previous series of the show contestants were forbidden to continue to participate of they had any contact with the outside world.
Should a contestant ever have to leave due to medical reasons they accompanied by a minder to ensure they couldn’t read any media coverage of the show.
Channel 5 issued a statement in response to the revelation saying: “Rylan has rehearsed for his tour on site with a choreographer, escorted by a Big Brother producer."