Rylan Clark hits back a Christopher Biggins' CBB "fix" claim

Published Wednesday, Sep 7 2016, 20:54 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Rylan Clark-Neal has hit back at Christopher Biggins' claim that Celebrity Big Brother is fixed, by insisting show bosses DO NOT rig the voting system.

Rylan, who hosts Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side, spoke out in defence of CBB during his showbiz roundup on This Morning and denied this year's series was fixed for Stephen Bear to win.

Rylan Clark-Neal addresses Biggins' CBB fix claims on This Morning - 7 September 2016

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Recalling Biggins' early exit from the C5 show, he said: "Biggins was removed after making remarks that were deemed unacceptable by Big Brother. But he has now been quoted saying the show was fixed for one of the younger stars to win it.

"He said, 'Everyone has said it, they wanted either Bear or Marine to win and look what happened, Bear won. I feel bosses wanted me out from the beginning'."

Christopher Biggins, Celebrity Big Brother
28 July

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Rylan continued: "The show is not fixed, we can't fix it. The voting stats are out there. Especially in the final, Bear and Ricky were so, so close. There was a percentage in it.

"I've got nothing against Biggins, I think he's a national treasure and I'm gutted he was removed. But from the show's point of view, I've got to say we can't fix it.

"People moan about the edit, but it's the public who pick up the phone and vote. You voted that person your winner, we don't do the votes."

2016 Celebrity Big Brother Final, hosted by Emma Willis
Bear wins

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Entertainer Biggins, 67, lost his place in CBB just one week in to the last series. At the time, as spokesperson said: "Since entering Big Brother, he has made a number of comments capable of causing great offence to housemates and the viewing public. Big Brother does not tolerate offensive language capable of causing widespread offence. Christopher Biggins has left the house."

Eventually, controversial contestant Bear walked away with this year's CBB crown, closely followed by EastEnders actor Ricky Norwood. Mob Wives' Renee Graziano finished third, Geordie Shore's Marnie Simpson third, US singer Aubrey O'Day fourth and internet sensation Frankie Grande fifth.