The show host told BBC Radio 5 live that Rylan's exits have not affected the reality of the show.
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Asked by DJ Nicky Campbell how Rylan was coping with being in the house and rehearsing for the X Factor tour, Dowling laughed: "Are you trying to trip me up?"
Campbell responded: "No, just tell me the truth... he's out of the house, is he?"
Dowling replied: "Contractually, before he entered the show he was told he could leave on two occasions with a chaperone and a choreographer to rehearse for the tour.
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"As far as I'm aware he obviously didn't speak about anything BB. It's not really affected the reality - the housemates don't mind.
"Big Brother don't mind. It's not really affected Rylan's time in the house. I just don't really see it as a big deal. The show is not what it was on Channel 4."
When Campbell said that you can't leave the house for rehearsals, Dowling quipped: "According to his contract he can!"
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