Ryan Thomas has had his say on Roxanne Pallett after winning Celebrity Big Brother 2018.
After 25 days inside the house, the six finalists all left tonight in the live final.
From the six CBB finalists – Dan, Gabby, Kirstie, Nick, Ryan, Sally – first to leave in this evening’s show was Gabby. Followed by Sally. Next to leave was Nick. In third place was Dan.
It was Ryan who won Celebrity Big Brother 2018 in the show, beating Kirstie in the final vote.
Winner Ryan told host Emma Willis: “I have no words. No words whatsoever. I don’t know what to say.”
He added: “I am completely overwhelmed on a different scale.”
Ryan was then asked about the controversy surrounding Roxanne Pallett, who had made claims that he had ‘assaulted’ her during the house.
Roxanne ended up walking out after viewers booed her over the incident, which made headlines over the past few weeks.
In last Monday night’s live show, Roxanne spoke to Emma in a pre-recorded interview about the ‘punchgate’ scandal. She said she ‘got it wrong’ with Ryan and declared: “I’m the most hated girl in Britain right now. It’s the title I feel everyone has given me right now. All I can do is own it, accept it and apologise.”
On the Roxanne situation, Ryan said tonight: “It was totally unexpected. It was a sign of affection that I’ve used on Gabby, the boys. And unexpected because there was nothing in it and as it unraveled, as it became bigger and bigger, the thing that scared me the most was when Ben said she couldn’t stay in the room with me because she was scared. That rang alarm bells.”
Ryan even said he feared being questioned by police and said: “Then the game became real life for me. I did break. I was a scared little boy. I just wanted out.”
On whether he could ever forgive Roxanne, Ryan added: “If she [Roxanne] wants sort of forgiveness and it makes her feel better then I would rather give her that because I think she’s been punished enough by the public and the people around her.”
With Celebrity Big Brother over, Big Brother will be back for its new series on Friday, September 14.