She’s always put on a bright and bubbly attitude for the cameras, which some of her Celebrity Big Brother housemates have branded as ‘fake’.
But Roxanne Pallett was a little worse for wear on Thursday night’s episode of the Channel 5 show, as she broke down in tears over an altercation with Ryan Thomas.
The Coronation Street star, 34, was spending time with the Emmerdale actress, 35, in the living room when he playfully punched her.
Celebrity Big Brother: Roxanne Pallett broke down in tears and called for Ryan Thomas to be KICKED OUT of the house after he playfully punched her on Thursday night’s episode
Roxanne, clearly distraught by the situation, told him that he ‘really hurt’ her before then heading to the bedroom to take a moment for herself and later asking for Big Brother to call her into the Diary room.
While there she asked to speak with a producer off camera, explaining: ‘I just need to talk to somebody to production about something that’s just happened that made me really uncomfortable. I don’t really want to go any further and talk about it on camera like this.’
Roxanne’s comments were sure to leave fans confused as it wasn’t until later that the actress stepped back into the Diary room to say: ‘I was in shock.’
Upset: Roxanne, clearly distraught by the situation, asked to speak with a producer off camera before later explaining: ‘I was in shock’
Warning: Ryan was then called in to be given a formal warning regarding the incident
Apologetic: In response, Ryan said: ‘I think that you and Roxanne knows that this is not out of malice. But from your point of view I can understand, and I apologise’
‘A boy who’s punched me repeatedly, unprovoked, deliberately, he actually punched me like a boxer would punch a bag we weren’t play fighting there was no joke, there was no exchange.’
Ryan was then called in to be given a formal warning regarding the incident, where he said: ‘I think that you and Roxanne knows that this is not out of malice. But from your point of view I can understand, and I apologise.’
After enjoying the housemate’s party and heading to bed, Roxanne went back into the diary room to tell Big Brother that she couldn’t stay in the main room.
The incident: Earlier in the episode, Ryan could be seen playfully punching Roxanne
Confrontation: Roxanne told Ryan that he hurt her and he apologised
As she began crying, she said: ‘I don’t feel comfortable sleeping in the same room about Ryan, I can’t sleep.
‘I can’t sleep. I’m now suffering and I have to alter my experience because of someone else’s actions.
‘I can’t believe you’re letting him stay. It has to be, because it’s awful. I’m gonna get numb in here now from being unsociable.’
After a spare room was set up for her, Roxanne walked past Ben, Jermaine and Gabby without saying a word before going into the bedroom to sleep.
Earlier in the episode, ex-banker Nick Leeson was talking to Ryan about Roxanne, saying that she ‘tries too hard all the time’ for the cameras.
To which Ryan responded: ‘It’s difficult for me because I knew Roxy before I came here. Nothing’s really changed with Roxy really, but that musical theatre from start to finish, I don’t know how she keeps it up, I don’t know.’
Uncomfortable: At 1 am she asked Big Brother to sleep in a spare room and said: ‘I can’t sleep. I’m now suffering and I have to alter my experience because of someone else’s actions’
Upset: She continued, ‘I can’t believe you’re letting him stay. It has to be, because it’s awful. I’m gonna get numb in here now from being unsociable’
Fans of the show took to Twitter to express their frustrations at Roxanne for her behaviour, with Ryan’s girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh saying: ‘Please RT or like if u want Roxanne removed. I don’t think she is mentally fit to be in the house (sic).’
Her tweet garnered over 1000 retweets in just five minutes, as another user wrote: ‘I can’t believe Roxanne literally asked #bigbrother why they weren’t kicking Ryan out?! Is she a joke… they were play fighting.
‘If he went to far all she had to do was talk to him and tell him, to which I’m sure he would have apologised. She has the actions of a child!’
One Twitter user wrote: ‘Bizarre behaviour by Roxanne. Even if that playful punch hurt, where has this immense fear of Ryan come from?
‘You’ve been pals up to now. Turning a serious subject into a joke – and smearing Ryan at the same time. This ain’t a soap.’
Shocked: Fans of the show took to Twitter to express their frustrations at Roxanne for her behaviour, including Ryan’s girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh who called for her removal
This comes after her housemates Nick Leeson, Hardeep Singh and Gabby Allen complained about the way she has been acting in the house.
Hardeep said: ‘I know, but she knows I’m p***ed off with her and she’s trying to be really nice, and I don’t want to make her feel worse because I think she’s really insecure.’
Gabby then added: ‘The thing is she knows she’s annoying people.’
Nick then added: ‘Everything that she does is attention-seeking, it’s not wearing, it’s just sickly. It’s the only taste it can leave in your mouth.
‘There’s a certain amount of insecurity like you say. She’s playing to the camera. She’s trying way too hard. Can anybody be like that in real life?’
Annoyed: This comes after her housemates Nick Leeson, Hardeep Singh and Gabby Allen complained about the way she has been acting in the house
Getting on his nerves: Hardeep said: ‘She knows I’m p***ed off with her and she’s trying to be really nice, and I don’t want to make her feel worse because I think she’s really insecure.’