Celebrity Big Brother viewing figures rise as Roxanne Pallett leaves

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Ratings for Celebrity Big Brother 2018 went up last night as Roxanne Pallet made a dramatic departure.

It was announced on Saturday morning that Roxanne had quit Celebrity Big Brother in the wake of her clash with Ryan Thomas.

Things started last week following a controversial ‘altercation’ between the pair in Thursday’s show. Ryan was given a warning by Big Brother for ‘unwanted physical contact’ after Roxanne complained that he had been ‘violent’ towards her.

However the vast majority of viewers felt Roxanne overreacted to the incident and last night’s episode also saw the housemates turn on Roxanne and her behaviour in the house.

An average audience of 1.4 million tuned in to the Saturday night show, the most watched Saturday summer CBB episode in four years.

Bit On The Side host Rylan Clark-Neal tweeted after the latest highlights: “I’ve never been more uncomfortable watching an episode.”

Roxanne made her unplanned exit after Ben Jardine’s eviction saw her booed by the crowd.

Sally told the soap star: “You’re going to get that because of what they’ve seen.”

The chants resulted in Roxanne retreating first to the Diary Room. She told Big Brother: “I don’t know what I’ve done. Ben’s gone. I heard chants outside and the majority of this house don’t want to sit near me.

“You think you’ve got friends and then they’ve gone. Ben was my only friend. No one likes me. What happens when you’re yourself and no one likes you?”

Big Brother recommended that Roxanne sleep on the night’s events but Roxanne sobbed: “How am I going to get through the rest of this s**t now Ben’s gone?

“I want to go home. I’m done. I’d rather work in a corner shop for the rest of my life than put myself through this. I don’t need the fame or the fortune this bad.

“I’m going home, I need out. I need to go.”

Celebrity Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5.

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