Where has Roxanne Pallett been? Truth behind disgraced star’s ‘time out’

Roxanne Pallett sensationally walked out of Celebrity Big Brother six months ago after falsely accusing Ryan Thomas of punching her – and then dropped off the grid.

The former Emmerdale star sparked a national outcry when she hysterically accused the popular Corrie hunk of “assault” – when in actual fact it had been nothing more than a playfight.

Things then went from bad to worse for the disgraced actress when several men she had worked with in the past also claimed she’d made similar false accusations against them – including Rocky Horror co-star Rhydian Roberts and EastEnders’ Sam Attwater.

She subsequently quit her Minister FM radio show, and Christmas panto in Chesterfield, before tearfully apologising to show winner Ryan and beating a hasty retreat into obscurity.

But what has the actress been doing since her CBB shame, and why did she walk away to begin with?

Before Roxanne had even left the Big Brother house, her fiancé Lee Walton deleted her social media accounts amid a barrage of furious abuse.

Speaking after leaving the Channel 5 show, co-stars Gabby Allen and Dan Osborne said she’d made no effort to reach out to them.

And while her close pal Ben Jardine originally claimed she’d been in contact, it quickly emerged that her former housemate had actually been messaged by a fake account

Expressing her concerns for the actress, Love Island star Gabby told the Daily Star last year: “It’s s*** what she went through as well. I do feel sorry for her as I don’t believe it was done in a nasty way.”

She added: “It’s ruined her life. It’s such a massive thing. It’s not just a career ending statement it’s a life ruining thing”.

Jacqueline Jossa’s husband Dan was equally concerned about the actress, adding to Metro that she’s received “a lot of comments” and “did the right thing” by lying low.

Despite only being together for a week before getting engaged, Lee loyally stuck by his other half, and was pictured accompanying her to a Jeremy Vine interview after her Celeb Big Brother exit.

Roxanne then faced another awkward chat with stone-faced CBB presenter Emma Willis, where she once again begged for forgiveness, before she and Lee are said to have driven off to Roxanne’s family home in Yorkshire to lie low.

She’s appeared on screen in Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island, Celebrity Ghost Hunt and now Celebrity Coach Trip – all of which were filmed before the scandal.

However, all attracted a largely negative reception from viewers, who made it clear they were not ready for her to make a comeback.

When she appeared on Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island, fans accused her of “faking” more tears as she claimed the camp-fire brought back trauma of a family house fire

Plus, she was called out for being “over-dramatic” during Rylan Clark’s Channel 5 show, Celebrity Ghost Hunt.

And fans’ fury hit boiling point when it emerged she’ll be joining their favourite stars on Celebrity Coach Trip – dashing any hopes of a TV comeback… for now.

An insider told OK! magazine earlier this month: “Rox knows a TV comeback is not going to happen anytime soon, if ever.

“But eventually she’s going to need to work again and is now thinking about where that next cheque will come from.”

The source went on to claim that Roxanne was even considering getting a normal job, as she was beginning to have money worries.

“She would like to just get a normal job but she’s still too recognisable for that at the moment so she’s having to be a bit more careful with her spending,” they said. “She’s not got any offers on the table since the CBB fiasco.”

An insider told OK! magazine earlier this month: “Rox knows a TV comeback is not going to happen anytime soon, if ever.

“But eventually she’s going to need to work again and is now thinking about where that next cheque will come from.”

The source went on to claim that Roxanne was even considering getting a normal job, as she was beginning to have money worries.

“She would like to just get a normal job but she’s still too recognisable for that at the moment so she’s having to be a bit more careful with her spending,” they said. “She’s not got any offers on the table since the CBB fiasco.”