Celebrity Big Brother SLAMMED by domestic violence charity over Dan Osborne

He previously threatened his ex-girlfriend

Celebrity Big Brother

by Hollie Richardson |
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This year's series of Celebrity Big Brother has already been incredibly dramatic - and the celebs have been in there less than a week. In last night's episode (22nd August), Dan Osborne broke down in the Diary Room as he talked about missing his four-year-old son, Teddy and his daughters Ella, three, and Mia who is only two-months-old.

He also previously opened up in the house about his abusive actions towards Teddy's mum, Megan.

To recap: a recording of Dan threatening Megan was leaked a few years ago, which led to him getting axed from the ITVbe show and the Dreamboys lineup.

Dan Osborne
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Talking about his 'regrets' over this, he told the house, "Most people say things when they're angry that they never mean. I said something that I never ever meant, I'm embarrassed by it. It was a horrible time. I think it was my children that kept me going."

Since splitting from Megan, Dan has married EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa who he continues to be on/off with after cheating allegations emerged which included Gabby Allen (who - rather awkwardly - is also in the CBB house).

Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne

Now, domestic violence charity Solace Women's Aid has slammed CBB bosses for giving Dan a platform for discussing his actions.

The charity told MailOnline, "We are disappointed that Celebrity Big Brother have taken this stance particularly when TOWIE removed [Dan Osborne] from the show.

"ITV took a strong position that domestic violence is never acceptable and any influential broadcaster has a social responsibility to take a stand against it, otherwise this kind of behaviour is normalised and women’s lives are at stake.

"By having Osborne on Celebrity Big Brother is an opportunity to rehabilitate his image, not his behaviour. What message does this send to the public and especially to the 1.9 million people affected by domestic violence every year in the UK?"

Dan and Gabby
©Channel 5

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Jackie Stallone

Perhaps the greatest entrance into CBB ever, Jackie Stallone was introduced as the queen of the house and iconically announced: "Yeah, I'm Jackie."She then continued to act like royalty by calling Blazin Squad's Kenzie 'the little kid' because she forgot his name, demanding champagne and calling the house 'a dump'. Her presence was hard for Brigitte Neilsen - ex wife of Jackie's son Sylvester Stallone - who nearly walked out on the night Jackie arrived.Jackie also hilariously told Big Brother to 'kiss my ass' in the Diary Room. Jackie: we bow down to you.

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Pete Burns

Where do we even start with cross-dressing controversial 80s popstar Pete Burns? After boasting about his 'gorilla fur' coat, PETA got involved and made Big Brother confiscate it. Pete's response?: "I want my effing coat back!"It's also fair to say that he despised Jodie Marsh, who he reduced to tears on more than one occasion. He told Big Brother in the Diary Room: "I wouldn't p--s on her if she burst out in flames."OUCH.Pete passed away in 2016.

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Jade Goody

It was the year of the Big Brother racism row which quickly became political and hit headlines on all the mainstream news channels and papers. Jade Goody, unfortunately, was leader of the pack with Danielle Lloyd and S Club 7's Jo O'Meara. The show received a record number of complaints after the group 'bullied' Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty and did impressions of her accent. Jade was the third to be evicted but because the controversy was so HUGE, no crowd was allowed to be present when she left the house. Jade sadly died of ovarian cancer in 2009, but her death helped raise awareness of smear tests among young women.

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Kim Woodburn

Queen of clean (except from when it comes to what comes out of her mouth) Kim Woodburn made A LOT of enemies in the Big Brother house.She frequently quarrelled with Bianca Gascoigne and Nicola McLean, telling them to shut up and calling them bullies, cowards and bitches. But the BIG argument came when she had to be dragged away by security from Jamie O'Hara while shouting "ADULTERER!". She told Big Brother in the Diary Room that he was the type of scum you wash down the sink. We probably won't be booking her in to clean up our gaff anytime soon, TBH.

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Perez Hilton

It takes a big character to get under Katie Hopkins' skin, and Perez Hilton fitted the bill perfectly.He went so far in arguments that he actually cracked Katie and was labelled a 'bully' by viewers. Some of his other attention-seeking moments included threatening Calum Best, comparing the experience in the house to serious illnesses and running around stripping. He clearly LOVED annoying people.

Gemma Collins Big Brother6 of 17
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Gemma Collins

Ah, The GC had MANY an outrageous moment during her time in the CBB house. Her biggest feud seemed to be with the Big Brother system, refusing to take part in challenges and telling them she doesn't need the fee money to pay her mortgage ("I'VE GOT MONEY!").Other memorable moments include Gemma thinking she was pregnant, telling Gillian McKeith to F off down the phone and choosing to have a blow dry at the cost of her housemates missing out on hot water for the day.She quickly became a meme icon and reached diva status.

Megan McKenna Big Brother7 of 17
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Megan McKenna

Ex On The Beach's Megan McKenna screamed and shouted so much that we very nearly got tinnitus. Her most famous meltdown came when she nearly got into a physical fight with Tiffany Pollard. She also called John Partridge every name under the sun and cried: "I've eaten gruel for that c**t." It's almost admirable (and hilarious) how easily Megan can get hysterical over...well, nothing.

Stephen Bear Big Brother8 of 17
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Stephen Bear

The Ex On The Beach star was either loved or loathed.Stephen's most, ahem, 'memorable' moments perhaps took place with romantic interest Chloe Khan. The pair put on quite a show in front of other contestants by dry humping in front of a window, and they made noises we'll never be able to un-hear when they got intimate in the shower. So it was a bit awkward when Stephen's girlfriend came in to confront him...Despite his Marmite character, Stephen went on to win the show.

Stephanie Davis Big Brother9 of 17
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Stephanie Davis

Hollyoaks star Stephanie Davis entered the most turbulent relationship EVER (well, probably) when she met Jeremy McConnell in the house. The pair weren't shy around each other and quickly got jiggy in between the sheets. Slight problem: Stephanie was already in a relationship outside the house.Daniella Westbrook and Gemma Collins took particular offence to Stephanie's behaviour, which sparked arguments. In fact, Danielle said: "I'd be happy not to breathe the same air as her again in my life."Oh dear oh dear.

Rodrigo Alves AKA The Human Ken Doll10 of 17
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Rodrigo Alves AKA The Human Ken Doll

Rodrigo Alves AKA The Human Ken Doll might have only just entered the CBB house this year (2018), but he has already caused quite a bit of controversy by using the N-word and for asking Married At First Sight star Ben Jardine to expose himself in the bath. He is now on his final warning!

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Dan Osborne

Jacqueline Jossa's estranged husband Dan Osborne has already proved unpopular with his housemates and viewers. Before entering the house, the TOWIE star was accused of having an affair with fellow housemate, Love Island's Gabby Allen. Despite saying these accusations were 'ridiculous', in the house Dan asked Gabby if she wanted a massage - which she promptly declined.

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Jo O'Meara

S Club's Jo O'Meara was involved in the infamous race row back in 2007 when she joined in and said horrific comments to Shilpa Shetty. However it was during her interview with Davina where she insisted she wasn't racist."Looking at it like that [the clips of her behaviour towards Shilpa in the house], it looks absolutely terrible and it didn't feel terrible in there. "I'm not a racist person at all. My cousin is married to an Indian man for one, and my cousins are half-Indian and their family is with me all the time."Riiight.

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Roxanne Pallett

We're still in shock about what happened with Roxanne Pallett; she accused Ryan Thomas of punching her which resulted in the whole house isolating him. However some of the housemates became skeptical about her claims and during an eviction when the audience chanted "get Roxanne out", the truth was exposed. She left the CBB house the following day.

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Winston McKenzie

Not going to lie we're surprised Winston McKenzie even went into the house because he made homophobic comments before going on the show. However Big Brother then used those comments in a task with the rest of the housemates...

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Lee Ryan

We still cringe over what went down with Lee Ryan. He was in the house and seemed head over heels for Jasmine Waltz but when she was evicted he moved on to Casey Batchelor. However no one was prepared for when Jasmine re-entered the house and confronted him during a task and we'll never forget when Casey's mum told her Lee was "mugging her off".

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Christopher Biggins

Back in 2016 Christopher Biggins took part in CBB but he was removed from the house after he made homophobic and anti-Semitic comments.

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Ken Morley

Ken Morley was another contestant who was removed from the house but this time it was for saying the N-word to housemate Alexander O'Neal.

And it looks like fans aren't happy with the show's choice in championing Dan, too.

One viewer pointed out on Twitter, 'You must be sooo proud channel 5, endemol @ CBB ....... you absolutely disgust me the lot of you - and it seems I’m not the only one! Get that woman bully out of there ASAP out of respect for those of us survivors #cbb #danosborne #domesticabuser #getdanosborneoutofcbb.' [sic]

But another supported Dan, writing, 'How many men - and women I am sure - have said things to their partners, in the heat of the moment, which they NEVER meant, (but were NOT recorded saying it), so all good. Now Dan Osborne is being branded violent & scum. Really?!'

The theme of this year's CBB is 'eye of the storm' with each contestant trying to redeem themselves from the scandalous media storm they've been involved in.

But maybe this is one storm thats not going to blow over for Dan Osborne.

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