Celebrity Big Brother’s Roxanne Pallett has spoken out for the first time since leaving the house.
It was announced on Saturday morning that Roxanne had quit Celebrity Big Brother after two weeks inside the house.
Roxanne left in the wake of her clash with Ryan Thomas. Things kicked off last week after 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 Ryan’s play fighting, with many even calling for her to be removed from the house. Ofcom received over 11,000 complaints about the incident.
Roxanne left the house on Friday night, after being booed by the live eviction crowd in the wake of the incident with Ryan.
Appearing on Channel 5’s new current affairs show Jeremy Vine today, Roxanne gave her very first interview since exiting the house.
“When I watched that footage back when I left the house, which is the first thing I did… I got it wrong, I got it really wrong,” she announced.
Recalling the incident, Roxanne said: “After it happened, my mind ran away from me. Everything in that house becomes so heightened. A look, a comment, an action… your insecurities are heightened your sensitivity. In the moment it felt worse than it was.
“I massively apologise to Ryan, his family, his friends and his fans. I mistook what was playful. There was no malicious intent behind that. I shouldn’t have questioned his motivation. I got it wrong.”
She told Jeremy: “Since I’ve been out, the first thing I did was look at the clip and reflect on a normal environment. It’s not an environment in there, I wasn’t thinking straight. I need to work on being a better person. I understood and agree with everyone who was outraged.”
Roxanne spoke about being a victim of domestic abuse in the past, continuing: “In my life, I have become conditioned and over sensitive to certain things like that but I’m devastated if only one person feels I discredited or undermined abuse because that’s not my intention.”
She concluded: “I absolutely overreacted, I was out of order and I got it wrong. I massively regret it.
“I’ve had to take a massive step back but I don’t blame everyone. If I was watching this I would’ve been confused by my reaction. I apologise massively to everyone I offended.”
Roxanne said she was not paid for the interview and had made the decision to appear herself.
Celebrity Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5.