Rylan Clark-Neal is NOT quitting Big Brother for Xtra Factor

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Rylan Clark-Neal says he won't be leaving Big Brother for the Xtra Factor.

It was confirmed today that Rylan will be co-hosting the ITV2 spin-off alongside Matt Edmondson when the main ITV show begins again in August.

And while filming of the X Factor is currently ongoing around the UK, Rylan won't be leaving his role on Big Brother's Bit On The Side which airs every week night.

He quipped on ITV's This Morning: "I'm just going to be working like a dog! But I'm loving it!"

Rylan explained: "I'm very honoured and over the moon to say that after four years of being away [from The X Factor] I am back."

He continued: "In the last couple of months there's been talks and chats, and I just want to reassure everyone that I'm not leaving Big Brother, and no, I'm not leaving [This Morning]."

Meanwhile, discussing his first time back on the X Factor set this week, Rylan revealed: "I walked into the room yesterday and Louis was just like 'Told you so!', and Dermot said 'Welcome home'"

On working with Matt on the ITV2 spin-off, Rylan added: "We're like the odd Ant and Dec! He's like two foot tall and I'm seven foot - it's like Mick Fleetwood and Sam Fox at The Brits!"

Bit On The Side continues week nights on Channel 5 while the Xtra Factor will begin on ITV2 alongside The X Factor later this summer.

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