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Rylan turns down place on TOWIE?

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X Factor reject Rylan Clark has apparently turned down an appearance on The Only Way Is Essex live episode after cast members kicked up a fuss. The Essex lad was expected to make a cameo on the hotly anticipated show, but the Daily Mirror reports that he pulled out after stars including Mario Falcone claimed he would make them look silly if he joined the series full-time. Mario is quoted as saying: "Rylan may be all right for the live episode, but if he comes on the main show with us, we've all said we'll leave... me, Joey Essex and Kirk Norcross. "We've distanced ourselves from his interpretation of Essex - it makes us look like none of us have got intellect when we have." Kirk added: "We're trying to get away from that Amy Childs image." Rylan, who has landed a presenting job on Daybreak, apparently responded to the comments by saying: "I've never met Mario in my life, so I find it very unprofessional and ungentlemanly for him to go around talking about people he hasn't even met."