Celebrity Big Brother‘s Ryan Thomas has been given a formal warning after ‘punching’ fellow housemate Roxanne Pallett.
The former Corrie actor was accused by Roxanne of being a ‘woman beater’ after the incident in the kitchen which was shown on TV.
Thomas said there was ‘no anger or malice’ in their play fighting but Roxanne Pallett disagreed, later refusing to share a room with him.
Big Brother bosses stamped him with a formal warning for physical contact. The pair are currently housemates in the latest series of the Channel 5 reality TV show.
Pallett found fame as Jo Sugden in ITV soap Emmerdale while Ryan made his name playing Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street from 2000 to 2016.
During last night’s show Ryan could be seen approaching Roxanne in the kitchen before seemingly making a fist.
She said: ‘Ouch that hurt, I was going to wash your clothes but I might shrink them now.’
Upon returning to the bedroom, the Emmerdale star added: ‘Just been beaten up by Corrie‘s Jason Grimshaw. Big Brother that hurt.’
Roxanne then stored the house’s diary room and demanded some confidence with the producers.
Something that’s just happened made me feel really uncomfortable.
I’m in shock, I went from upset to angry. A boy has punched me repeatedly, unprovoked and deliberately punched me. Like a boxer punches a bag.
One producer told Roxanne they took the incident very seriously and would be assessing the moment.
I can’t believe you’re letting somebody stay that has done that, it’s not okay.
I am now suffering and I am now having to alter my experience because someone was violent. Now I am going to get nominated for being unsociable.
The latest series of the show has already been embroiled in controversy and criticism.
Over 1,000 people complained to media watchdog, Ofcom, after housemate Rodrigo Alves used the N-word in a conversation with another housemate.
He was removed from the house two days later for what producers described as ‘a further incident.’
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