Joy for Rylan as he wins Celebrity Big Brother

Thurrock Gazette: Rylan celebrates his victory Rylan celebrates his victory

THE mother of X Factor star Rylan Clark spoke of her joy after he was crowned the winner of this year’s Celebrity Big Brother.

Rylan, 24, from Stanford-le-Hope, beat competition from Steps singer Claire Richards, former footballer Neil “Razor” Ruddock, Neighbours’ actor Ryan Moloney and American reality television stars Spencer and Heidi Pratt, to be named champion in the 11th series of the show.

Despite being the bookies favourite to win the Channel 5 programme, mum Linda Clark admitted she was shocked when host Brian Dowling announced the former X Factor contestant had won by public vote.

She said: “We are all just over the moon. I never expected him to win. I think I’m still in shock.

“This time last year he hadn’t even had his audition for X Factor and now look at him. We are all so proud.

“I think people voted for him because what you saw is just Rylan being himself.

“Everyone who knows him loves him, that’s just how he is.”

Mrs Clark, who suffers from Crohn’s disease, was unable to make the live final, but spoke to an emotional Rylan on national TV soon after he had left the Big Brother house.

She revealed her delight American couple “Speidi” did not win after vicious feuds with fellow housemates.

Mrs Clark said: “I think if it wasn’t for Spencer and Heidi, the house would have been really friendly, so you probably needed them to liven it up.

“I’m just glad they didn’t win. I said to Rylan I hope you never have to see those two again.

“He stood up for himself in the house, which is lovely, and what I think anyone in his situation would have done.

“Rylan already has a lot of friends, but I think he’s made even more inside the Big Brother House.

“You could see he got on really well with most people, especially Razor, Claire and Gillian Taylforth. ”

Rylan arrived back at the family home in Stanford-le-Hope in the early hours of Saturday, but after a quick cup of tea and chat with Linda, his driver whisked him up to Manchester for the start of the X Factor tour.

His chuffed mum added: “I never really get to see him anymore. He pops in whenever he can, but he’s been so busy.

“Everyone asks if I miss him, but it’s fine because I get to see him on television all the time.

“As long as I know he’s safe and looking after himself, then I’m happy.”

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10:47am Tue 29 Jan 13

Kelly+1 says...

Well done Ross made everyone proud!! To all the haters... "Drop me out!!!!" haha said from the off on X Factor that bloke is pure entertainment!! I remember him being the exact same when he worked at the Inn!! Good boy!! xxx
Well done Ross made everyone proud!! To all the haters... "Drop me out!!!!" haha said from the off on X Factor that bloke is pure entertainment!! I remember him being the exact same when he worked at the Inn!! Good boy!! xxx Kelly+1
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3:42pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Freddy K says...

Who is he? and what is his celebrity status? looks like the Z list barrel is being scraped for these shows once again.
Who is he? and what is his celebrity status? looks like the Z list barrel is being scraped for these shows once again. Freddy K
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6:03pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Thurrock Trojan says...

Kelly+1 wrote:
Well done Ross made everyone proud!! To all the haters... "Drop me out!!!!" haha said from the off on X Factor that bloke is pure entertainment!! I remember him being the exact same when he worked at the Inn!! Good boy!! xxx
Get a life. Nobody watches Big Brother apart from morons. Why do you think Channel 4 ditched it in the first place? Furthermore, nobody normal gives a hoot about Rylan.

He's a talentless dumbass.
[quote][p][bold]Kelly+1[/bold] wrote: Well done Ross made everyone proud!! To all the haters... "Drop me out!!!!" haha said from the off on X Factor that bloke is pure entertainment!! I remember him being the exact same when he worked at the Inn!! Good boy!! xxx[/p][/quote]Get a life. Nobody watches Big Brother apart from morons. Why do you think Channel 4 ditched it in the first place? Furthermore, nobody normal gives a hoot about Rylan. He's a talentless dumbass. Thurrock Trojan
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6:04pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Thurrock Trojan says...

Freddy K wrote:
Who is he? and what is his celebrity status? looks like the Z list barrel is being scraped for these shows once again.
He's an idiot. End of.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy K[/bold] wrote: Who is he? and what is his celebrity status? looks like the Z list barrel is being scraped for these shows once again.[/p][/quote]He's an idiot. End of. Thurrock Trojan
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6:21pm Tue 29 Jan 13

DannyButcher says...

Considering Kelly+! is the only person I have seen sticking up for Rylan, and uses phrases such as '"Drop me out!!!!'...you'll forgive me if I retain my opinion that Rylan is merely an addition to what is wrong with the media driven society today we live in today.

This kind of thing will merely strengthen certain young people in wanting to be 'famous'. Look at the article in the Sun from last week, about the boy that wants nothing more than to be famous. It is people like Rylan, that fuel so many false dreams, it is unreal. Simply because he luckboxed where he is.

There is no logical reason as to why he luckboxed his way through the X-Factor. Anyone who had his skills, and wasn't just looking for fame/attention, wouldn't have even bothered. He simply wasn't good enough and the show was a joke. From that he gets a Celebrity Big Brother offer? Bit of a joke, right?

How can someone who has been on two reality shows as a contestant, be a Celebrity. It really shows how low Channel 5 has stooped since the once glorious CBB moved to Channel 5.
Considering Kelly+! is the only person I have seen sticking up for Rylan, and uses phrases such as '"Drop me out!!!!'...you'll forgive me if I retain my opinion that Rylan is merely an addition to what is wrong with the media driven society today we live in today. This kind of thing will merely strengthen certain young people in wanting to be 'famous'. Look at the article in the Sun from last week, about the boy that wants nothing more than to be famous. It is people like Rylan, that fuel so many false dreams, it is unreal. Simply because he luckboxed where he is. There is no logical reason as to why he luckboxed his way through the X-Factor. Anyone who had his skills, and wasn't just looking for fame/attention, wouldn't have even bothered. He simply wasn't good enough and the show was a joke. From that he gets a Celebrity Big Brother offer? Bit of a joke, right? How can someone who has been on two reality shows as a contestant, be a Celebrity. It really shows how low Channel 5 has stooped since the once glorious CBB moved to Channel 5. DannyButcher
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8:06pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Thurrock Trojan says...

The talentless jerk parading around Lakeside asking people if they wanted his autograph says it all!
The talentless jerk parading around Lakeside asking people if they wanted his autograph says it all! Thurrock Trojan
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8:09pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Thurrock Trojan says...

And his mother whose probably on benefits has had a swipe at Spencer at Heidi! They would wipe the floor with the overrated moron.

He's threatened to sue them! What a dumbass!
And his mother whose probably on benefits has had a swipe at Spencer at Heidi! They would wipe the floor with the overrated moron. He's threatened to sue them! What a dumbass! Thurrock Trojan
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5:04am Wed 30 Jan 13

Thurrockbob says...

DannyButcher wrote:
Considering Kelly+! is the only person I have seen sticking up for Rylan, and uses phrases such as '"Drop me out!!!!'...you'll forgive me if I retain my opinion that Rylan is merely an addition to what is wrong with the media driven society today we live in today.

This kind of thing will merely strengthen certain young people in wanting to be 'famous'. Look at the article in the Sun from last week, about the boy that wants nothing more than to be famous. It is people like Rylan, that fuel so many false dreams, it is unreal. Simply because he luckboxed where he is.

There is no logical reason as to why he luckboxed his way through the X-Factor. Anyone who had his skills, and wasn't just looking for fame/attention, wouldn't have even bothered. He simply wasn't good enough and the show was a joke. From that he gets a Celebrity Big Brother offer? Bit of a joke, right?

How can someone who has been on two reality shows as a contestant, be a Celebrity. It really shows how low Channel 5 has stooped since the once glorious CBB moved to Channel 5.
Well said, very artistically explains the state of TV and indeed a lot of the youth today!
[quote][p][bold]DannyButcher[/bold] wrote: Considering Kelly+! is the only person I have seen sticking up for Rylan, and uses phrases such as '"Drop me out!!!!'...you'll forgive me if I retain my opinion that Rylan is merely an addition to what is wrong with the media driven society today we live in today. This kind of thing will merely strengthen certain young people in wanting to be 'famous'. Look at the article in the Sun from last week, about the boy that wants nothing more than to be famous. It is people like Rylan, that fuel so many false dreams, it is unreal. Simply because he luckboxed where he is. There is no logical reason as to why he luckboxed his way through the X-Factor. Anyone who had his skills, and wasn't just looking for fame/attention, wouldn't have even bothered. He simply wasn't good enough and the show was a joke. From that he gets a Celebrity Big Brother offer? Bit of a joke, right? How can someone who has been on two reality shows as a contestant, be a Celebrity. It really shows how low Channel 5 has stooped since the once glorious CBB moved to Channel 5.[/p][/quote]Well said, very artistically explains the state of TV and indeed a lot of the youth today! Thurrockbob
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11:16am Wed 30 Jan 13

Kelly+1 says...

People are allowed there on opinion surely! No need to be nasty and call me a moron. Small minded people nowadays its a shame really he isnt causing you any harm is he so just leave him alone and me for that fact.
People are allowed there on opinion surely! No need to be nasty and call me a moron. Small minded people nowadays its a shame really he isnt causing you any harm is he so just leave him alone and me for that fact. Kelly+1
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12:14pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Thurrock Trojan says...

Kelly+1 wrote:
People are allowed there on opinion surely! No need to be nasty and call me a moron. Small minded people nowadays its a shame really he isnt causing you any harm is he so just leave him alone and me for that fact.
And we're entitled to our opinions about the scrawny, I talented prat. Anyone who finds him amusing and entertaining is a moron.

Even the cast of TOWIE can't stand him and they're just as stupid as he is.
[quote][p][bold]Kelly+1[/bold] wrote: People are allowed there on opinion surely! No need to be nasty and call me a moron. Small minded people nowadays its a shame really he isnt causing you any harm is he so just leave him alone and me for that fact.[/p][/quote]And we're entitled to our opinions about the scrawny, I talented prat. Anyone who finds him amusing and entertaining is a moron. Even the cast of TOWIE can't stand him and they're just as stupid as he is. Thurrock Trojan
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12:28pm Wed 30 Jan 13

DannyButcher says...

Kelly+1, you are right, everyone is entitled to their opinion, so why are you so adamant that you are right and everyone else is wrong?

As for Rylan not causing anyone harm, if you read what I posted, you will see that people like Rylan are creating a society of media driven, young people who are hell bent on being famous, even though they have no actual skills.

Telling people to leave Rylan alone is idiotic, as he has clearly and deliberately put himself in the public eye. It was his choice to do that, and as such, has to take people having opinions on him, good or bad.

Even if you don't agree with people having negative opinions on him, telling people to 'leave him alone' is actually ridiculous, and leaves you open to people retaliating. You cannot tell people to leave him alone, and the fact you keep doing so, makes me wonder how you are related to/involved with him. It is great you want to stick up to your mate/family member, but very very misguided.
Kelly+1, you are right, everyone is entitled to their opinion, so why are you so adamant that you are right and everyone else is wrong? As for Rylan not causing anyone harm, if you read what I posted, you will see that people like Rylan are creating a society of media driven, young people who are hell bent on being famous, even though they have no actual skills. Telling people to leave Rylan alone is idiotic, as he has clearly and deliberately put himself in the public eye. It was his choice to do that, and as such, has to take people having opinions on him, good or bad. Even if you don't agree with people having negative opinions on him, telling people to 'leave him alone' is actually ridiculous, and leaves you open to people retaliating. You cannot tell people to leave him alone, and the fact you keep doing so, makes me wonder how you are related to/involved with him. It is great you want to stick up to your mate/family member, but very very misguided. DannyButcher
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1:08pm Wed 30 Jan 13

DannyButcher says...

Thurrock Trojan wrote:
And his mother whose probably on benefits has had a swipe at Spencer at Heidi! They would wipe the floor with the overrated moron.

He's threatened to sue them! What a dumbass!
Now that isn't really called for. But sue them for what?
[quote][p][bold]Thurrock Trojan[/bold] wrote: And his mother whose probably on benefits has had a swipe at Spencer at Heidi! They would wipe the floor with the overrated moron. He's threatened to sue them! What a dumbass![/p][/quote]Now that isn't really called for. But sue them for what? DannyButcher
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5:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Thurrock Trojan says...

Rylan said he'll sue them for slander, and the other idiot said she'll sue me for libel!
Rylan said he'll sue them for slander, and the other idiot said she'll sue me for libel! Thurrock Trojan
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6:44pm Wed 30 Jan 13

DannyButcher says...

Why isn't there a pm option on this board?

Sue you for Libel? What libel? You didn't actually call her a moron. Though you did make a swipe at people who watch Big Brother. (I have family who would string you up for that comment.)

But you have said about Rylan's mum is on benefits. Is Kelly+1 Rylan's mum? I'm lost.
Why isn't there a pm option on this board? Sue you for Libel? What libel? You didn't actually call her a moron. Though you did make a swipe at people who watch Big Brother. (I have family who would string you up for that comment.) But you have said about Rylan's mum is on benefits. Is Kelly+1 Rylan's mum? I'm lost. DannyButcher
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6:55pm Wed 30 Jan 13

DannyButcher says...

Sorry, probably on benefits. This conversation is getting confusing now!
Sorry, probably on benefits. This conversation is getting confusing now! DannyButcher
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9:34pm Wed 30 Jan 13

mpgrays says...

He got on well with gobble gobble Taylforth, i bet he did, did they swap tips?
He got on well with gobble gobble Taylforth, i bet he did, did they swap tips? mpgrays
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9:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

DannyButcher says...

mpgrays wrote:
He got on well with gobble gobble Taylforth, i bet he did, did they swap tips?
OMG, I feel sick! :-)
[quote][p][bold]mpgrays[/bold] wrote: He got on well with gobble gobble Taylforth, i bet he did, did they swap tips?[/p][/quote]OMG, I feel sick! :-) DannyButcher
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9:41am Fri 1 Feb 13

PoorFleet says...

Just a thought... By commenting on this story you raise its ranking.

I wouldn't normally look at this story as I've no interest in this guy whatsoever but by the amount of comments there were I thought it was worth a look and now it's getting more views... You're given this guy more airtime.

All publicity is good publicity - maybe the haters are Rylans PR agents :p
Just a thought... By commenting on this story you raise its ranking. I wouldn't normally look at this story as I've no interest in this guy whatsoever but by the amount of comments there were I thought it was worth a look and now it's getting more views... You're given this guy more airtime. All publicity is good publicity - maybe the haters are Rylans PR agents :p PoorFleet
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3:59pm Fri 1 Feb 13

aberline 88 says...

why dont they liven up awful shows like big brother by having housemates such as an arsonist, a alcoholic, a drug addict, a kleptomaniac, surely that would be entertaining? better than a few divs with no personality
why dont they liven up awful shows like big brother by having housemates such as an arsonist, a alcoholic, a drug addict, a kleptomaniac, surely that would be entertaining? better than a few divs with no personality aberline 88
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