Should Roxanne Pallett be fired for "punchgate"?
Viewers are calling for Roxanne Pallett to be fired from her job
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What is 'Celebrity Big Brother' without controversy. Just ask Roxanne Pallett, who has landed in hot water after some allegedly "manipulative" behaviour. So what went down? Pallett accused fellow contestant Ryan Thomas of punching her. The act seemed pretty playful, but Roxanne wanted Ryan off the show, even asking the show's bosses why he hadn't been kicked off.
It didn't stop there. Pallett also requested she sleep in a different room to Ryan, claiming that she didn't feel safe. Eventually, she left the show on her own accord, returning to her presenting job with Minster FM.
Pallett even showed up to 'Jeremy Vine' to apologise to Ryan. "I got it wrong", she said.
She also excused her behaviour by saying that she had previously been in an abusive relationship, which caused her to react to the playful punch in such an extreme manner.
"I massively apologise to not just Ryan but to his family, his friends, his fans, every single person that watched that..."— Jeremy Vine On 5 (@JeremyVineOn5) September 3, 2018
Roxanne Pallett has said sorry for accusing Ryan Thomas of punching her repeatedly on #cbb.
Do you accept her apology?
@TheJeremyVine | #jeremyvine pic.twitter.com/ErrEEISLMD
However, certain viewers don't think Pallett should get away with "punchgate". Many 'CBB' fans have hopped on Twitter, campaigning for Pallett to be dropped by the radio station.
Just caught the Roxanne Pallett “apology”..all I heard was “I” “I” “I” “Me” “Me” “Me” with no sincerity. A PR stunt to exercise damage limitation....too little far too late.— Tracey (@TraceyXHobbs) September 3, 2018
@MrBenFry please can you make sure Roxanne pallett is sacked from your show with immediate effect— ukwm19 (@ukwm19) September 3, 2018
Sorry is not good enough, u may as well say goodbye to your acting career as everyone especially males would be scared to work with u in case u accuse them of this and that.#RoxannePallett— joyce combe ???????????????????????????? (@jcombe2) September 3, 2018
However, some came to her defence.
A tiny woman is hit by a man walking past her (there was no play fight) for no reason. A bloke who works out daily and yet she is in the wrong? He may not have intended hurting her, but why is hitting her OK and somehow her fault? #roxannepallett— Judith Lappin (@CariadLondon) September 2, 2018
Roxanne Pallett seems like a nice person! good looking girl too— lee harwood (@lharwood) September 3, 2018
Kelvin Fletcher, who played Pallett's on-screen husband Kelvin Fletcher, took to Twitter to call her "manipulative".
She’s not ‘mentally ill’ or in need of ‘help’. That denounces that people with actual mental health issues are as vindictive and menacing as her. They are not. There is a big difference. That was calculated and manipulative beyond belief. Ryan ❤️— Kelvin Fletcher (@kelvin_fletcher) August 31, 2018
Another co-star, Sammy Winward, also gave her two cents.
It’s been a long time coming https://t.co/1CNdGFhjIx— Sammy winward (@WinwardSammy) August 31, 2018
What do you think? Was it all a big misunderstanding? Or does Pallett deserve to be fired?
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