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03rd Sep 2018

WATCH: Roxanne Pallett Gives Her First Interview Since Shock CBB Exit

Kiara Keane

Roxanne Pallett has admitted she “got it wrong” following her controversial claims about her Celebrity Big Brother co-star Ryan Thomas.

Ofcom received over 11,000 complaints from the public after the 35-year-old actress accused the Coronation Street star of punching her during a play fight.

The Emmerdale actress has now apologised for her behaviour in her first interview since leaving the CBB house on Jeremy Vine’s Channel 5 show.

She said: “At the time it hurt. But when I looked back on that footage as soon as I left the house – the first thing I did was view that clip – and I got it wrong, I really got it wrong.

“After it happened I just felt like, I don’t know how to explain… my mind ran away with me. I’m a sensitive person, my friends and family can vouch for that, everything in that house was so heightened, a look, a comment, an action.

“Your insecurities are heightened, your sensitivities, the only thing I can explain is it was, in the moment, it felt worse than it was.”

She added: “I massively apologise to not just Ryan but to his family and friends and his fans and every single person who watched that and completely and justifiably saw an over-reaction to what wasn’t a malicious act.”

Host Jeremy Vine suggested that her allegations could have ended Ryan’s career if the CBB cameras hadn’t filmed the entire incident, though Roxanne defended herself, saying:

“He couldn’t disprove his intention and I couldn’t prove the feeling.”

She added: “My judgement was clouded, my sensitivity heightened and I wasn’t thinking straight. I need to become a better person. I absolutely overreacted. I massively regret it.”

The actress also admitted she had been a victim of domestic abuse in the past and called her reaction “a tell-tale sign of the fact I have been in a situation like that”.

Main image via @JeremyVineOn5

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