Rylan allowed to leave Celebrity Big Brother house for X Factor tour rehearsals? *gasps*

We all know that one of the most important parts of Celebrity Big Brother is that the housemates are kept inside and don't have any contact with the outside world.

Rylan has apparently been leaving the main CBB house for rehearsals. Copyright [Rex]So when we heard that Rylan Clark has been allowed to LEAVE the Celebrity Big Brother house for X Factor tour rehearsals we did a lot of gasping.

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It was Celebrity Big Brother evictee Gillian Taylforth who let the cat out of the bag as she appeared on TV this morning.

She explained that the housemates took advantage of Rylan leaving the house, because it meant they could find out what time it was when he came back.

Gillian TaylforthGillian Taylforth let the cat out of the bag. Copyright [Rex]She said: "Rylan went out to do X Factor rehearsals... obviously he wasn't allowed to talk about it, but when he came back he'd just ask somebody the time very quickly like [his] driver, and we said to him when he'd get in, 'What's the time?'"

Err, what? Surely this goes against the rules of Celebrity Big Brother?

Rylan has been rehearsing for the X Factor tour which starts the evening after the CBB final. Copyright [Rex]A Channel 5 spokesman clarified the situation, saying: "Rylan has rehearsed for his tour on site with a choreographer, escorted by a Big Brother producer."

The X Factor tour begins the night after Celebrity Big Brother finishes, so we can see the reason for Rylan needing to rehearse - we just hope we haven't been duped.