Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Roxanne Pallet is already splitting viewers

Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallet

Roxanne Pallet is already splitting viewers after joining Celebrity Big Brother 2018.

The Emmerdale actress is one of thirteen celebs on this summer's Celebrity Big Brother line up.


Roxanne Pallett is best known for playing the role of Jo Sugden in the ITV soap Emmerdale.

“I've decided to take part in Celebrity Big Brother - because if not now, when? It's the year for me of 'Yes.'" she said.

Earlier this year, Roxanne was involved in a severe car crash.

Speaking before entering the house, Roxanne said: “What followed the accident and the media frenzy was quite a lot of backlash online – I was trolled for not being injured enough… They absolutely contributed to a really difficult time.

“I hope I bring a bit of sparkle and light to the house – but you just never know how you’re going to feel. I’m not going to put on an act.”

However some viewers feel although Roxanne is already playing up to the cameras.


Following a rather flustered entrance in last night's launch, some took to Twitter to hit out at the soap star.

Former BBUK housemate Ryan Ruckledge tweeted: "Roxanne get down the stairs and through the f**king door, leave the acting on emmerdale don't believe that little fiasco! #CBB"

Another viewer added: "Roxanne is doing my head in already wow #cbbuk"

But others were on her side.

"Roxanne seems like she’ll be good 😂 #CBB" tweeted @MollBBUK

"Roxanne seems lovely! She seems to have been through a lot too, and came out the other end well #CBB" another posted.

According to reports, Roxanne is getting £750,000 for her appearance on the show, making her this year's highest paid star.

Celebs joining Roxanne in the house are Hollywood actress Kirstie Alley, Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas and headline grabbing footballer Jermaine Pennant.


Next into the house were model Chloe Ayling, The Only Way Is Essex star Dan Osborne and Gabby Allen, a Love Islander from Season 3 in 2017.

Joining the cast next were Comic, Radio and TV presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli, Married At First Sight star Ben Jardine, Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves and TV psychic Sally Morgan.

Rounding off the line up are American reality TV personality Natalie Nunn and finally rogue trader Nick Leeson.

Celebrity Big Brother continues nightly at 9PM on Channel 5. The series is expected to last for around a month.


Alongside the main show, Rylan Clark-Neal hosts Bit On The Side nightly.

The next live show takes place next Friday night with Emma Willis.

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