Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Roxanne Pallett’s upcoming panto co-star Rhydian isn’t exactly excited
Celebrity Big Brother’s Roxanne Pallett is still currently slated to appear in panto this Christmas and… let’s just say her co-star doesn’t seem especially pumped for it.
Roxanne has left CBB in a cloud of controversy after accusing Ryan Thomas of being “violent” towards her in a playfighting incident. Viewers argued that the video footage shows nothing of the sort, and what’s followed has involved tens of thousands of Ofcom complaints, overwhelming backlash against her, and reams of ex-colleagues calling her a serial liar.
X Factor’s Rhydian Roberts (he came second to Leon Jackson in 2007) is currently slated to perform with her Cinderella at the end of the year in Chesterfield.
He’s been liking a whole lot of tweets that are very, very clearly against her involvement in the show; and also posted a carefully-worded reply to a Kim Woodburn parody account (!) when asked about a previous clash with her on a production of Rocky Horror (it’s the same one Sam Attwater was in, and recently revealed involved a similar ~incident to the one on CBB).
Rhydian wrote: “I find forgiveness and reconciliation is the best option in life… I’m glad I’m not in that house is all I can say.
“It’s very hard for me to watch at times. I don’t wish to comment any more on that as Roxanne and I have made up. Her battle now appears to be with Ryan. Such a shame.”
The tweets he’s been liking are a lot more strongly-worded. Here are a few:
— Gillian Stump (@gilly1910) September 1, 2018
Imagine there will be a panto walk out if she stays in that job. Good luck Rhydian!
— Karen Louise (@chinaheart7) September 1, 2018
@RhydianMusic I’ve been thinking of you lots after you said there was one actress you’d never work with. Well I think she’s just got what was coming to her. You were right! Wow. Hope you’re well x
— Sam Bradshaw (@Sam_bradshaw1) September 1, 2018
@RhydianMusic is probably fucking shitting himself about working with this fucking liar now 😑
— Corrina (@Corrina__) September 1, 2018
Watch out @RhydianMusic you’ll be next!!! Don’t even breathe around her let alone touch her in any way!!! Or you’ll be the next ‘woman beater’ as she called Ryan!!
— Annie Roberts (@AnnieRoberts_X) September 1, 2018
— ADHD is mIsUnDeRsToOd (@Scott_Creator) September 2, 2018
Now pressure is mounting for the theatre to drop Roxanne altogether, as some local residents threaten to boycott the production.