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'Celebrity Big Brother': Rylan Clark Defends Channel 5 For Airing Shocking Row Between Tiffany Pollard And Angie Bowie

13/01/2016 16:36 GMT | Updated 13/01/2016 16:59 GMT

Rylan Clark has defended Channel 5's decision to air the controversial scenes shown in Tuesday night’s episode of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’.

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Tuesday’s ‘CBB ‘ saw a large-scale row break out among the housemates, when Angie Bowie confided in Tiffany Pollard that her ex-husband, David Bowie, had died of cancer.

Unfortunately, Tiffany got the wrong end of the stick, thinking housemate David Gest - who had been feeling unwell - had died instead, with chaos quickly ensuing.

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Tiffany Pollard on 'CBB'

While the scenes have already sparked over 200 complaints to Ofcom, Rylan has now insisted that Channel 5 were right to air them.

Speaking on Wednesday’s ‘This Morning’, he said: “A lot of people were saying on Twitter that it was distasteful for them to show this. But with all due respect, what happened is terrible news when anyone dies.

"That was, as you've now seen, the whole day in that house... there would have been nothing to show."

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Rylan Clark

Host Phillip Schofield agreed, claiming that ‘CBB’ shows “the lives of people who have been thrown together and their days within that house”, and Rylan added: “If you're that outraged all we can do is apologise, but at the same time it is a reality show.”

The episode garnered controversy before it had even aired, with “disgusted” viewers hitting out at the show when they chose to tease it with a clip of an emotional Angie talking about her husband’s death.

However, bosses quickly responded to the claims, insisting the clip did not show Angie’s immediate reaction to the news, as she was told by her agent away from the cameras.

‘CBB’ continues on Wednesday night, at 9pm on Channel 5.

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