Emma Willis gives her say on the Roxanne Pallett 'punchgate' scandal

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Emma Willis has had her say on the Roxanne Pallett 'punchgate' scandal - and THAT interview.

Roxanne spoke to Emma on Celebrity Big Brother last month about the controversial incident, having walked off the show.


Roxanne discussed the events in the house with Ryan Thomas, in which she had accused him of assaulting her.

Emma's 'no nonsense' attitude to the interview was praised by viewers and now she's given her take on it all.

"To me I was just having a conversation about something that was really serious," Emma said this week. "Sometimes we do have light, fluffy chats about people in the Big Brother house and then sometimes really serious shit happens in there and you've got to be able to ask the questions everybody is thinking."

She told Daily Mail's You magazine: "I've never tried to impose my view on the audience, but when something like this happens, something that felt so wrong, I couldn't hide my own opinions."

The Big Brother host went on to admit she was "shocked" while watching events in the house in the nightly highlights show.

"I was shocked at what unfolded – it was almost like a plot from a soap opera," she recalled. "Thank God there were cameras, because it could have ruined Ryan, such was the gravity of the situation."

After leaving the house Roxanne admitted she had 'got it wrong' over the incident and apologised to Ryan.

She's since said to have written him a letter to say sorry for the events.


Emma continues hosting Big Brother, currently airing its final ever series on Channel 5 Sunday-Friday nights at 10PM.

She's also hosting new series midwifery series Delivering Babies on W channel from Monday 22 October.

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