Ryan Thomas speaks out about THAT letter of apology from Roxanne Pallett

She reached out via pen and paper

Ryan Thomas & Lucy Mecklenburgh

by Emma Dodds |
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Roxanne Pallett branded herself the "most hated woman in Britain" after falsely accusing fellow Celebrity Big Brother housemate Ryan Thomas of punching her "like a boxer." Thankfully, the moment was caught on camera, so it was easy to see what had really happened - but the near-miss has really frightened Ryan.

The former Coronation Street star went on to win the show and Roxanne quit the house early after hearing chants from the public, saying, "Get Roxy out" during an eviction - and she has since publicly apologised to Ryan and his family in two separate TV interviews.

©Roxanne was grilled by CBB presenter Emma Willis © Channel 5

Unfortunately for her, they were branded 'PR stunts' by the public, and so someone close to her recently revealed that she'd chosen to write Ryan a letter to apologise - but added that it seemed like a bit of a 'cop-out.'

Now, Ryan has appeared in an interview on This Morning with his girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh, who he met whilst they were on survival show Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls last year.

In the appearance earlier today (18th Sept), Ryan revealed that he had yet to receive the letter from Roxanne, telling Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, "I’ve heard this. I haven’t received one," as it was revealed the CBB bosses still have it.

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But during the interview, Ryan called for the furor around Roxanne to die down, saying he "didn't want to look back on Big Brother as a negative experience."

He said, "The most important thing for me coming out is family and friends, being around loved ones. Big Brother was a lonely place for me at times. I don’t want to look back at the whole experience as a negative.

"I know how much that show can have a massive impact on a person like Roxanne. I don’t really want to be a part of it. I don’t really want to fuel it. I know that Roxanne will be having a lot of backlash for this.

"Why do I want to sort of fuel that situation or be responsible for it? It’s not something I want to do."

What a gent.

©Roxanne has been slammed by many of her former Emmerdale co-stars © Shutterstock

But Ryan admitted that he even began to question himself after Roxanne's claims went further and further. He said, "I questioned myself. I even questioned, ‘Did I hurt this woman?’. Because it was so nothing to me.

"Maybe I caught her with my ring, on her arm, I was even questioning what happened because everyone was making such a thing out it. But again this was a place where there was cameras everywhere."

Girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh added, "It was horrible. I got in my car a few times to drive there because I wanted to drag him out. It was tough. The hardest point for me was knowing the support he had that he didn’t know about.

"I think they should have revoked the warning. I don’t think he should have had one in the first place. But for me, it was showing the footage. If there weren't those chants, when were they going to tell Ryan? It’s a reality TV show, they have to let things naturally unravel of course, but I felt like it was a little bit too long."

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