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Tracy Beaker actor says Roxanne Pallett falsely accused him of violence

Actor Connor Byrne has claimed that Roxanne Pallett falsely accused him of violence when the pair starred in a pantomime together.

The Tracy Beaker star said the incident was a ‘carbon copy’ of the one that led Pallett to accuse fellow Celebrity Big Brother star Ryan Thomas of being a ‘wife beater’.

Viewers slammed former Emmerdale actress Pallett for ‘belittling actual victims’ of abuse by asking for Thomas to be removed from the show after the ‘play fight’.

Byrne called an incident with Pallett, which occurred when they appeared in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Ipswich Regent at Christmas, a ‘horrible moment in my life’.

Actor Connor Byrne has claimed that Roxanne Pallett falsely accused him of violence when the pair starred in a pantomime (pictured on stage together during the show’s run)

Byrne (pictured) called an incident with Pallett, which occurred when they appeared in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Ipswich Regent at Christmas, a 'horrible moment in my life'

Byrne (pictured) called an incident with Pallett, which occurred when they appeared in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Ipswich Regent at Christmas, a ‘horrible moment in my life’

Writing on Twitter in since-deleted posts, he said: ‘Sad to say, from what I’ve heard, I had a very similar experience with this lady last year.

‘I’ve not seen it, just had a colleague who witness my encounter where I was falsely accused of violence, contact me and share the event.

‘She doesn’t care about anyone or any consequence, only herself.’

After viewing the footage of the incident, Byrne added: ‘Carbon copy of my encounter. A horrible moment in my life.

‘But even more, a horrible blow to those who need to be believed. So much good can be undone by such solipsism.’

Among those to tweet to Byrne was actress Kathy Burke, who wrote: ‘Flipping heck, Connor.

The Tracy Beaker star said the incident was a 'carbon copy' of the one that led Pallett to accuse fellow Celebrity Big Brother star Ryan Thomas of being a 'wife beater'

The Tracy Beaker star said the incident was a ‘carbon copy’ of the one that led Pallett to accuse fellow Celebrity Big Brother star Ryan Thomas of being a ‘wife beater’

The actress, 35, broke down in tears after labelling Ryan Thomas a 'woman beater' and called on producers of the Channel 5 show to kick out the fellow soap star 

The actress, 35, broke down in tears after labelling Ryan Thomas a ‘woman beater’ and called on producers of the Channel 5 show to kick out the fellow soap star 

‘This sort of behaviour completely f**ks it up for women/men who genuinely go through abuse. Think she should get some help.’

Pallett, 35, broke down in tears after the incident and called on producers of the Channel 5 show to kick out fellow soap star Thomas.

Following the accusations, outraged viewers took to social media in defence of Thomas, tweeting broadcasting watchdog Ofcom with their complaints.

Many claimed Thomas, 35, was ‘obviously play fighting’ and ‘hardly touched her’ during the incident, which aired on last night’s episode.

Thomas’ girlfriend and reality TV star Lucy Mecklenburgh called for Pallett to be removed from the show, adding that she does not think she is in a ‘fit’ state of mind.

Others criticised Pallett for ‘belittling actual victims’ of domestic abuse and for a trying to ‘ruin’ Thomas’ career.

Among them was former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal, who said the actress ‘clearly has issues and needs help’.

Among those to tweet to Byrne was actress Kathy Burke, who wrote: 'Flipping heck, Connor'

Among those to tweet to Byrne was actress Kathy Burke, who wrote: ‘Flipping heck, Connor’

The incident: Earlier in the episode, Ryan could be seen playfully punching Roxanne

Play fighting: He appeared to be pretending to be a boxer

Many claimed Thomas, 35, was ‘obviously play fighting’ and ‘hardly touched her’ during the incident, which aired on last night’s episode 

Thomas was summoned to the Diary Room, where he was reprimanded for hurting Pallett and warned that he would be removed from the show if it happened again 

Thomas was summoned to the Diary Room, where he was reprimanded for hurting Pallett and warned that he would be removed from the show if it happened again 

He added: ‘I don’t engage with Celebrity Big Brother but I can’t let what just happened pass.

‘What Roxanne did in alleging domestic violence (which we saw for ourselves) and persuading producers to warn Ryan set back immense work done by [domestic violence] charities in raising awareness.’

Others pointed out that Pallett appeared to wince and hold the opposite side of her body when supposedly punched by Thomas.

Former Big Brother contestant Nicola McLean described Pallett’s actions as ‘disgusting’ as she accused her of using the row as a ‘storyline’.

‘I’m absolutely furious’, Ms McLean added. ‘In the light of #MeToo and every woman, and men, are campaigning for domestic violence how dare she go and do that.’ 

Thomas was summoned to the Diary Room, where he was reprimanded for hurting Pallett and warned that he would be removed from the show if it happened again.

Last night’s episode caused thousands of viewers to tweet their unhappiness with Pallett, while many said they would be contacting watchdog Ofcom to complain. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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