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31st Aug 2018

CBB’s Ryan Thomas given formal warning after Roxanne accuses him of punching her

Keeley Ryan

The scenes played out last night.

Celebrity Big Brother’s Ryan Thomas has been given a formal warning after his housemate, Roxanne Pallett, accused him of punching her.

In scenes that aired on Thursday night, the pair appeared to be play fighting as the former Emmerdale actress headed towards the bedroom.

The sparring prompted Roxanne to head to the diary room, where she asked to speak to one of the producers about something “that’s made me feel really uncomfortable.”

She added:

“I don’t want to talk about it on camera like this.

“I’m just a little bit in shock. I went from being upset to angry now because a boy has punched me repeatedly, unprovoked, completely deliberate. He actually punched me like a boxer would punch a bag.

“We weren’t play-fighting. It wasn’t banter, it wasn’t a joke. There was no exchange. I can’t believe you’re letting somebody stay that’s done that. It’s not okay.”

Ryan was called into the diary room following her complaint, where Big Brother issued him a formal warning.

He was asked if he understood the situation, before replying:

“From your point of view, yes. But I think we both know and Roxanne knows, there was no malice, and hurt or anger in anything I did during this time.

“But from your point of view while doing the show, I’m sorry and I understand.”

Later on in the episode, Roxanne returned to the diary room as she insisted that she could not sleep in the same room as Ryan.

She asked to be able to sleep in a spare room as she didn’t “feel comfortable sleeping in the same room as Ryan” – which Big Brother allowed.

Following the scenes, many fans turned to social media to defend the former Coronation Street actor – and his loved ones defended him  on social media.