PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 04:00, Tue, Mar 3, 2020
Roxanne Pallet, 37, has said Good Morning Britain star Piers Morgan, 54, became of her closest allies following the backlash to her actions on Celebrity Big Brother back in 2018. The actress was slammed by viewers after she accused Ryan Thomas, 35, of punching her “like a boxer”, which soon became known as the “punchgate scandal”.
Piers has always been supportive and kind to me and I respect his honesty
The former Emmerdale star later claimed she made a mistake after watching the footage back.
Following this ordeal, Roxanne said she was “ghosted” and “blocked” by friends.
She added: “When you’re winning at life, you’re surrounded by everyone, but when you’re not, they disappear.
“The friends I’ve made in America don’t care about my past or the headlines, they like me for who I am today.”
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Roxanne Pallett spoke out about her friendship with Piers Morgan (Image: CLOSER•DAVIDCUMMINGS•GETTY)
Roxanne Pallett said friends 'ghosted' her after her stint on Celebrity Big Brother in 2018 (Image: CLOSER•DAVIDCUMMINGS)
Within this period, the actress said Piers checked in on her every week to see how she was coping with the backlash.
“Piers has always been supportive and kind to me and I respect his honesty,” she told Closer magazine.
“He was sending me encouragement and checked in with me every week to see how I was at my lowest point, while others in the industry were publicly shaming and ridiculing