CBB’s Roxanne Apologises For Accusing Ryan Thomas Of Punching Her

The actress has broken her silence since walking from the CBB house on Friday

Actress and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Roxanne Pallet has publicly apologised to Ryan Thomas after she accused him of “punching her” while in the CBB house.

The former Emmerdale star has received major backlash after she accused her fellow housemate of “punching her five or six times” and deliberately intending to harm her.

Ryan Thomas
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Speaking publicly for the first time on Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine show since leaving the house on Friday, Roxanne said she “overreacted” to the situation because her “insecurities were heightened” and “judgement was clouded” in the house.

Having watched the footage immediately after leaving the house, Roxanne said: “I massively apologise to Ryan, his friends and fans and every single person who watched that”.

“[It was] an overreaction to what wasn’t a malicious act.

“I was sensitive and emotional and mistook what was playful – I apologise for it, I shouldn’t have questioned his motivation.”

The star also spoke about being the victim of domestic violence and admitted this has made her more “sensitive”.

Getting emotional, she said: “I’ve actually been a victim of domestic violence years ago. I’ve spoken out about it. I’ve worked with Women’s Aid because of my won experience.

“My reaction is a telltale sign of being in a situation like that. I would be mortified to feel even one person felt I discredited or undermined abuse.”

“It felt foreign to me. In that moment my emotions and thought process was greater than the action. Looking back I massively overreacted. I got it wrong.”

Source: Channel 5

Contestant Ryan Thomas received a warning after Thursday’s episode, which appeared to show him punching Roxanne during a play fight.

The public seemed to be behind Ryan after footage from the show aired, taking to Twitter to express their outrage at Roxanne’s accusations. Twitter reactions also show that the public aren’t very happy with her apology either.