Big Brother UK: Rylan Clark hits back at his critics ahead of launch

Rylan Clark (Big Brother 2013)

Rylan Clark has hit back at his critics ahead of the launch of Big Brother UK this week.

Former X Factor finalist and current Celebrity Big Brother champ Rylan will be fronting spin-off show Bit On The Side this year, alongside Emma Willis and AJ Odudu.

But Rylan's appointment on the show hasn't been an easy ride, with many fans of the show already expecting a poor job.

One viewer wrote online: "His ugly face and pathetic voice mean it will be agony to watch.”

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "He’s made some famous enemies and now is the perfect time for them or their fans to put the boot in."

But Rylan told the critics to at least give him a chance.

He told the tabloid: “It makes me laugh how people are quick to judge before I’ve even started.”

Meanwhile, main show host Emma Willis confessed she would be emotional when the show launches on Thursday night.

She tweeted yesterday: "Told you the #bbuk house was amazing! Just finished our 1st rehearsals. I’m gonna be very emosh on launch night if todays anything to go by!

"2 more sleeps #bbuk !"

Big Brother 2013 starts on Thursday night on Channel 5 from 9PM.

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