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01st Sep 2018

Roxanne Pallett has left the Celebrity Big Brother house

Keeley Ryan

Roxanne Pallett has left the Celebrity Big Brother house.

The former Emmerdale actress left the reality show after she accused her  fellow housemate, Ryan Thomas, of punching her “like a boxer”.

A spokesperson for the Channel 5 series issued a statement confirming the news on Twitter Saturday morning.

It read:

“Roxanne has decided to leave the Big Brother house. The remaining housemates have been informed.”

No further information is available at this time.

The news was revealed after her abuse allegations against Ryan led viewers to make more than 11,000 complaints to Ofcom.

Scenes that aired earlier this week showed the former Coronation Street actor playfully pretended to fight with his housemate.

The ex-Emmerdale actress accused her housemate of punching her “like a boxer” after the pair had been playfully sparring in the kitchen.

Following the incident, she headed 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 in soon afterwards and given a formal warning by Big Brother for his “unacceptable behaviour”.

Roxanne later refused to sleep in the same room as him and asked producers to remove him from the house.