Rylan Clark has pulled out of a TOWIE guest appearance after he was called stupid by some of it’s stars.
The X Factor reject revealed last week that he had been approached to star in a live episode of the ITV2 show and would be filming the special this week, however not all his new castmates were happy with the bosses latest hiring.
Mario Falcone, 24, was the most vocal about his disappointment and reportedly threatened to quit the show permanently if Rylan was hired as a regular cast member of the show.
He blasted: “Rylan may be all right for the live episode, but if he comes on the main show with us, we’ve all said we’ll leave… me, Joey Essex and Kirk Norcross.
“We’ve distanced ourselves from his interpretation of Essex – it makes us look like none of us have got intellect when we have.”
Hearing what they had to say about him last week, Clark decided that he wanted nothing to do with the series at all and pulled out of his one off appearance which was due to be aired on tonight’s festive show.
Rylan is claiming that he pulled out because of a heavy workload and the singer – who was recently hired for a presenting stint on ITV’s Daybreak – said:
“TOWIE’s a great programme and I wish them all the best of luck.
“But I can’t do the show because I’ve got commitments to the X Factor tour and I’ve got to be in rehearsals.”
He did hit back at Mario though, criticising his cheating nature and chequered past on the show. Rylan continued:
“I can’t believe these comments are coming from a man who cheated on his girlfriend.
“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.”
Rylan started his Daybreak job this morning and it’s fair to say that he was worried about the early starts if nothing else. He tweeted his followers saying:
“Up bright and early for @Daybreak this morning….. My guess is ill burn out by Wednesday haha x”
He was looking forward to seeing his pals Union J who were eliminated from the X Factor last night and added:
“The @UnionJworld boys will be joining me on the @Daybreak sofa from 7.50am tomorrow #guttedforthem x”
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