Ryan Thomas was pushed to breaking point on tonight’s Celebrity Big Brother as the accusations made against him by Roxanne Pallett made their way around the house.
Roxanne, who maintains that Ryan viciously punched her in the ribs two days ago, had told Ben Jardine, Dan Osborne and Jermaine Pennant about what happened from her perspective.
In a bid to clear the air, the boys pulled Ben aside and asked for his side of the story, and he was left gobsmacked as he was told.
However, after Roxanne overheard the conversation and branded him a ‘liar, Dan was informed by the diary room that they had reviewed the footage and urged him to consider why he was still in the house.
After discovering that she had even moved into the spare room for a night because she was afraid of him, Ryan was comforted by Kirstie Alley and Psychic Sally before he moved to the diary room.
Completely breaking into tears, he asked the diary room: ‘I didn’t do anything! I don’t understand how she can do this. I don’t understand it.’
However, things took a turn at the end of the show when Roxanne decided to leave, after hearing demands to have her remove from the live audience outside for Ben’s eviction.
Breaking down in the diary room again, Ryan admitted his relief at hearing that he wasn’t in the wrong from the audience.
‘You’re cocooned in here, and I needed to hear that because I was so scared that I’d let everyone down,’ he said as he cried.
‘I’m telling you after this, I’m going to throw all my emotion out of this and just get on with it. Hopefully there’s no more curve balls. Just put this to bed and move on.’
Viewers from the show were left livid at watching Ryan’s turmoil and demanded something be done.
The fallout from the punch has resulted in 11,000 Ofcom complaints about the show as others demanded that Roxanne be removed for ‘crying wolf’ over the moment.
Earlier this morning, she left of her own volition after Ben was evicted and she heard chants of ‘get Roxy out’ from the live audience outside.
A spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘Roxanne has decided to leave the BB House. The remaining housemates have been informed.’
Roxanne’s team later released a statement that said: ‘ Roxanne decided to leave the CBB house late last night after deliberating for two days with some sensitive issues she felt strongly about.
‘She has now been reunited with her fiancé and family and thanks everyone for their support during her time in the show.’
Celebrity Big Brother continues weeknights at 9pm on Channel 5.
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