A whopping 25,357 votes were cast in Digital Spy's exclusive poll, as 60.5% of people said they had been misled and argued that the departures for X Factor tour rehearsals were against the rules.
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A further 20.2% said that they did not mind that Rylan was allowed to leave, but insisted that viewers should have been told in advance about the arrangement.
Just 19.2% said that they didn't mind either way and were still enjoying the show.
The full results of the survey were as follows:
CBB poll: What do you think about Rylan leaving the house?
It's against the rules and Channel 5 has misled viewers - 60.5% (15,352 votes)
It's fine but we should have been told - 20.2% (5,131)
I don't mind either way, I'm enjoying the show - 19.2% (4,874 votes)
Total votes: 25,357
"Channel 5 have not showed enough respect to the format," argued Kevinoflanagan.
IShot Bambi added: "Yes, we all know that there is a lot of manipulation with these shows, but this is a step too far."
However, Graham Harris countered: "It's an entertainment show at the end of the day. Get over it."
KelBel said: "So what if he leaves the house to rehearse ONSITE with a choreographer. Why is that such an insult to people? It hasn't affected anything."
Ron Burg disagreed: "If they are going to change the rules for one person, we should have been told about it."