Rylan Clark-Neal hits back at his Celebrity Big Brother critics

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Rylan Clark-Neal has hit back at his Celebrity Big Brother critics following the end of the series.

It was Aussie drag artist Shane Jenek / Courtney Act who won Celebrity Big Brother 2018 last Friday, beating Ann Widdecombe in the final vote.


In fifth place was Wayne Sleep following the first vote freeze of the night. Jess Impiazzi then followed him out the door before Shane Lynch left in third place.

Following the final, Rylan has revealed how he's so HAPPY the series is now over.

Speaking on ITV's Loose Women, the CBB winner and Bit On The Side host revealed how was getting constant hate from fans of Courtney and Ann, both accusing him of being biased for the other.

"I love the show and I love being there, but I've never been happier the series is over," Rylan said. "Every night on Twitter, all I got were all these people who were either Team Courtney or Team Ann Widdecombe."

He explained: "I've been called a disgrace to the gay community for not laying into Ann Widdecombe. But look. My thing is, if Ann Widdecombe had said or done anything homophobic, racist, or whatever in the house, she would have been pulled straight away from the house.

"I don't agree with Ann Widdecombe's views, and I'd like to think in this day and age not a lot of people do agree with her views."

Rylan added: "She's more than alright to have them. She didn't enforce those views on anyone while she was in the house. So I treated her like a housemate. That's my job, and I do my job well."


The former X Factor finalist went on to praise the 'serious' tone of the latest series, and revealed hopes Big Brother would continue on TV beyond 2018.

"That's why Big Brother is the original social experiment, and long may it stay on our telly," Rylan concluded.

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