Ryan Thomas wins 'Celebrity Big Brother,' forgives Roxanne Pallet for accusations
In the emotional finale, Ryan Thomas said that he had forgiven former co-star Roxanne Pallett for calling him a "woman-beater."
Ryan Thomas, best known for playing the character Jason Grimshaw on ITV's 'Coronation Street' has been crowned the winner of 'Celebrity Big Brother' 2018. In the emotional finale, Ryan also said that he had forgiven former co-star Roxanne Pallett of for calling him a "woman-beater"; who she accused of "punched" during their playfight.
Speaking of it, he said, "For me, I have the best network of family and friends, I have the best mates in the world, that’s what’s important to me," and added: "If this person has an issue and a misunderstanding, who am I to sit there and judge? Forgiveness is a big thing so if she wants forgiveness and it makes her feel better than I would give her that. I think she’s been punished enough by the public."
Roxanne Pallett left the CBB house (and the show) after accusing Ryan of physical assault. She had claimed that he punched her on one occasion causing her physical and emotional pain. She accused him of hitting her and demanded that he is booted out for "repeatedly punching her.'
The incident left the housemates divided over who to believe. However, in contrast to her allegations, the video clip of Ryan playfully sparring with her (from the show) was widely shared her Ryan's fans. The ex-Emmerdale actress was severely backlashed for lying and exaggerating matters.
Once out, she apologized to viewers and Ryan Thomas for getting it "wrong." She said during an interview with Channel 5 show: "At the time it hurt, but when I look back on the footage, I got it wrong."
Later, Roxanne was also accused of "exaggerating" her pain during a car crash over the summer, which the organizers believe was a 'publicity' to go on 'Celebrity Big Brother.' The incident is said to have occurred while the contestants spent the day at Hunmanby Raceway in York.
Edd Pannett, whose firm organized the event spoke about Roxanne's accident and said, "I was first on the scene. I didn't run over because I knew she hadn't hurt herself. When I got there, she was saying, "I can't feel my legs, I can't feel my arms, my neck's hurting, my back's hurting, my head's hurting. "She went through the whole lot. I feel we were used as a stepping stone for her to get to other things, and get publicity before going on 'Big Brother.'"
Even first-aider Lynsey Pannett, who is about to marry Edd's son, alleged she knew there was 'nothing wrong' with Roxanne right after the initial assessment. In a video obtained by The Sun, Roxanne can be seen doing approximately 24mph, and the car seems to have sustained minimal damage.
Roxanne's representatives had said after the revelation, "Roxanne has never confirmed the speed she was traveling at when the crash occurred, it may have been reported, but she never confirmed it. It would have been impossible for her to know her speed, as she was crashing. The only qualified and crucially impartial people present to assess Roxanne's condition were the paramedics, who made the decision to airlift her to hospital."
Talking about the incident, Ryan explained: "It was totally unexpected." He said he had just playfully pretended to jab her, "as a sign of affection that I’ve used on Gabby, the boys, and unexpected because there was nothing in it, and as it unraveled and became bigger and bigger what scared me the most was when Ben told me she couldn't stay in her room. That rang alarm bells…I was a scared little boy."
He also confessed that after he claims he was also expecting to be called by the cops any moment. "We all know how something like that can stick on a man, I just wanted out to be with my manager who could protect me, I thought I may get a call from the police soon for doing something untoward to a woman, I was glad we had 24-hour surveillance."