The final series of UK Celebrity Big Brother will be remembered for one thing – former Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett accusing Coronation Street’s Ryan Thomas (the eventual winner) of physically assaulting her… even though the 24/7 camera footage showed he did no such thing.
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Here’s a recap of how the whole situation played out:
Wow, grade A psycho behaviour or what?
Since then, 36-year-old Roxanne has seen job offers dry up as the media branded her ‘Britain’s most hated woman’. It’s been almost 6 months since CBB ended but seems it will take a lot longer for people to forgive what she did on the show.
In fact Roxanne says she has been left feeling suicidal:
I’ve been scared to leave the house, and strangers have shouted and spat at me in the street. I’ve been called evil and toxic from people who don’t know me.
It’s bad enough when one person berates you but I had thousands. I was put on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds immediately which numbed me but I still felt trapped in confusion and fear.
She fell to her lowest point last November, and could ‘barely get through a day’.
There was no light at the end of the tunnel and I didn’t want to be here anymore. I thought: everyone hates me so why am I here. I just couldn’t get through a day, I had nothing and I had no-one and it was all because I’d let things get out of hand.
You feel like you can never say sorry enough to every single person that hates you and I felt like there was no point in even trying anymore as the perception had become so bad. I just thought, I’m done. I’m not going to make it to Christmas.
It got so bad that Roxanne sent a text to her mum, aunt and two pals, simply saying ‘sorry and goodbye’. Yikes.
Good news is Roxanne has gone to Scotland for therapy to treat her ‘PTSD and panic disorder’ and to address her issues. I mean what this girl did was absolutely heinous and out of order – she could have ruined an innocent man’s life and career if the cameras hadn’t been there – but surely if there’s a chance someone like that can see the errors of their ways and transform into something other than a sociopathic, attention-seeking monster, then we should support the effort and see how it works out.
Good luck to her. At the end of the day it’s not like she killed anyone… is it?