Big Brother star Ryan Ruckledge has gone in hard on The X Factor!
He now claims he had a fling with a producer that told him he could ‘fix’ the show so he could make it to the finals.
He was axed from the ITV show after a dreadful performance at the boot camp stage last year.
Simon Cowell branded him “a horror of a human being” when the wannabe singer allegedly got drunk on vodka and jumped in the pool.
It seems that Ryan is still not over his rejection, as he claimed his performance did not matter because his producer lover would make sure he got through.
He told the Daily Star: “I was dating one of the producers for the show which no-one knew and I was told that he would be able to get me far in the competition even though I couldn’t sing.
“He begged me to be with him and told me he would get me to the lives because they have an input on what acts go through to what stage.”
Now, X factor bosses have hit back at the claim.
A spokesperson said: “Acts are chosen on the merit of their audition in front of the judges and we don’t believe there is any substance to these claims.”
Ryan also revealed that he only auditioned for the show “for a bit of a laugh”, because he knew he had no talent.
He said: “The producers knew what they were doing putting me through, they knew I couldn’t sing and they knew I knew I couldn’t sing!”
At least he’s honest!
Ryan’s claims come shortly after even more fix claims for the X Factor.
The jukebox – which picks the theme for the following week – happened to land on Fright Night just in time for Halloween.
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According to bosses, the theme was selected by the jukebox at random, but viewers were not convinced.
Hmmm, the mind boggles.