CBB: Rylan Clark-Neal says he's "so proud" of Christopher Maloney

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Rylan Clark-Neal has said he's "so proud" of former X Factor co-star Christopher Maloney for smashing it on Celebrity Big Brother.

Liverpudlian Christopher - who appeared on the ninth series of X Factor with Rylan in 2012 - was evicted from the CBB house on Tuesday night, leaving to cheers.

Rylan Clark on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side. Broadcast on Channel 5 HD - 12 January 2016.

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CBB: Christopher Maloney gets evicted from the house.
26 January 2016.

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Speaking on Bit On The Side last night, Rylan said: "It was so nice seeing Chris. I haven't seen him for absolutely ages. He's come across really well and I'm really proud that he's managed to turn a bit of opinion around on himself. I had to do it and I'm so happy he did it."

Christopher was a guest on BOTS last night as well, where he said the public reaction to him had been "phenomenal", saying: "It's been great on social media so I'm overwhelmed. Everything has been fantastic."

Before entering the house earlier this month, Christopher had said he wanted to show the public a different side to the person they saw on X Factor three years ago.

"I don't think people got to see the real me on the X Factor – who I am as a person or what I'm about. So it's a great opportunity for my fans, my supporters and the general public to see the other side of Christopher Maloney.

"[I want people to see] the fun side. Not a person that's weak. I think the X Factor portrayed me like I was crying all the time. I mean, yeah, I did cry, but that's because they interview you and delve into your past and then you get emotional. But this is the best I've felt since the X Factor."