Former Emmerdale star Rockanne Pallett has admitted she massively regrets saying that Coronation Street Actor Ryan Thomas, 34, “punched me like a boxer would punch a bag” during a play fight in the Big Brother house.
Roxanne created a huge storm and has put her career on the line after a public attempt to destroy Ryan’s career.
Celebrities immediately jumped to the defence of Thomas after the explosive episode which Roxanne brought shame to genuine domestic violence victims.
Roxanne decided to walk from the Big Brother House after members of the public chanted get Roxanne out during the live evictions.
She has now admitted that her “mind ran away with me”.
She has today appeared on live tv and massively apologised and said that she has been “over-sensitive” because she was previously a victim of domestic violence.
And she felt “devastated” over the fact she might have discredited other victims.
“All I can say is in that moment my emotions and my thought process was greater than the reaction and looking back I absolutely over-reacted and got it wrong,” she told Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine.
“At the time it hurt. But when I looked back on that footage as soon as I left the house – the first thing I did was view that clip – and I got it wrong, I really got it wrong.
“After it happened I just felt like, I don’t know how to explain… my mind ran away with me.
“I’m a sensitive person, my friends and family can vow to that, everything in that house was so heightened, a look, a comment, an action.
“Your insecurities are heightened, your sensitivities, the only thing I can explain is it was, in the moment, it felt worse than it was.
“I massively apologise to not just Ryan but to his family and friends and his fans and every single person who watched that and completely and justifiably saw an over-reaction to what wasn’t a malicious act.
“In that moment, because I am sensitive and I was emotional, I mistook what was playful.
“He did apologise, and he did say his ring caught me. It was the word ‘deliberate’ that I regret because I doubted his intention and there was no malicious intention behind that and that is what I apologise for because I shouldn’t have questioned his motivation.”
She said she “wasn’t thinking straight” and she is “going to have to go away and work on” her sensitivity to become a better person.
Now she has been forced to remove her Twitter account because of the abuse but added she does not blame everyone for defending Thomas.
“If I had been at home watching this I would have been confused by my reaction,” she said.
Roxanne has admitted she was advised not to appear on TV but wanted to say sorry.