How Roxanne Pallett became the "most hated girl in Britain"
Pallett was even accused by a former friend, Sophie Banks, who revealed on Twitter that the actress had apparently bullied her which compelled the friend to switch schools.
So much can go wrong if play becomes a serious affair, and that is exactly the reason why no one is ready to buy Roxanne Pallett's apology for her allegation against fellow housemate Ryan Thomas, in the Channel 5 show 'Celebrity Big Brother'. During an interview with host Emma Willis at 'Celebrity Big Brother', Pallett confessed that she is now the "most hated girl in Britain".
Pallett had accused co-star Ryan Thomas of hurting her in the ribs when he playfully punched her during one of the episodes. Pallett, who called out Thomas as a "woman beater", had immediately sought to speak with Big Brother and demand Thomas' removal from the show. The accusation immediately boomeranged at the former 'Emmerdale' star when most of the house members took sides, Thomas, claiming that Pallett had made it all up inside her head and the allegation could potentially ruin Thomas' career. Viewers too defended Thomas claiming that it was nothing more than a playful act, and it need not be taken too seriously.
Eventually, the 35-year-old actress, who had been keeping a rather low profile before entering the Channel 5 show, had to quit the show for which she had bagged a massive amount of $1.3 million. After exiting the house on Saturday, Pallett received a lot of backlash from both fans and co-stars alike. In fact, things got worse when Pallett was accused by a former friend, Sophie Banks, who revealed on Twitter that the actress had apparently bullied her which compelled the friend to switch schools. 'East Enders' star Sam Attwater too claimed that Pallett had falsely accused him of hitting her.
I can not wait for @bbuk tonight. Im so glad that Roxanne’s true personality is coming out. She did this to me on Rocky Horror tour. Except she hit me and ran off stage saying I’d hit her! She’s not well and shouldn’t be in there. Anyone who has worked with her knows.#dangerous— Sam Attwater (@samattwater) August 31, 2018
Pallett almost came to tears during her appearance on Monday night's episode. Admitting that she had "manufactured" the situation, in the pre-recorded interview which was shot without an audience, the actress said, "I can’t apologize enough for trying to label someone that they’re clearly not." Claiming that she is probably the most "hated in girl in Britain" at the moment, she mentioned, "It’s the title I feel everyone has given me at the moment. All I can do is own it, accept it and apologize." However, this wasn't her first appearance for an interview after she quit the show. The actress had appeared earlier on 'Jeremy Vine' right after quitting the show.
While her allegation led to Ofcom receiving almost 11,000 complains regarding the incident, the actress mentioned that she certainly wasn't thinking straight since "at the time it hurt". However, she realized her mistake when she looked back at the footage "and I got it wrong, I really got it wrong,” she said. “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. 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 mentioned that she had appeared on the Channel 5 panel in spite of being advised not to. "I’m not getting paid for this interview, I wasn’t told to do this interview. In fact, it’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, to come here today. It’s affected my family, my friends, people that have detached themselves from me. This is my reality now. I’m here today to acknowledge a mistake.” However, apologies don't seem to be enough as Pallett was rebuked by Denise Welch during her appearance on 'Loose Women'. Denise declared, "She's apologized because she got caught out. I feel very strongly about it on so many levels. There is nothing that she could say - it was the most horrific thing I have seen."