CBB's Rylan on Angie Bowie: 'We would never have told her about David's death on-camera'

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Rylan Clark-Neal has spoken about CBB bosses informing Angie Bowie of her ex-husband David's death, saying something so personal would never be filmed for the show.

It was announced this morning that David Bowie had passed away at the age of 69 following an 18-month battle with cancer.

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Rylan Clark

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Rylan on today's This Morning.

As Angie is in the CBB house with no access to the outside world, she did not know about his passing until she was informed by her representatives in private.

Speaking on ITV's This Morning, spinoff show host Rylan said: "I did speak to the execs this morning, and as it stood this morning, Angie was going to be told at the earliest convenience… housemates aren't normally woken up until about 9ish when the lights come on, so I'm not aware if she has been told at the moment, but she will be told and that will be off camera out of a sign of respect.

"We would never do that on camera and then it will be her choice whether she wants to stay or whether she wants to leave the house to deal with that."

Angie Bowie will remain in the CBB house following David's death.

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Angie has decided to stay in the house. Inset: with David during their marriage.

Following This Morning's tribute to Bowie, it was announced by Channel 5 that Angie had been informed in private and had decided to stay in the house.

"Following the very sad news of David Bowie's death, we can now confirm that Angie Bowie has been informed off camera by her representatives.

"She has taken the decision to continue in the programme. The decision to remain in the house is entirely her choice, and she has been given the option to leave at any time if she changes her mind.

"Appropriate support will be available to Angie at any time if needed."

Bowie passed away in New York on Sunday, 10 January, surrounded by his family. His death came just two days after he released what would be his final album, Blackstar, featuring the poignant track 'Lazarus' which many now believe was his epitaph. It features lyrics including, "Look up here, I'm in heaven/ I've got scars that can't be seen."

Toni Viscounti, the long-time producer and friend of Bowie, has said: "He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn't, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry."



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