CBB winner Ryan Thomas reveals he was offered therapy after ‘punch-gate’ ordeal

It was one of the showbiz stories of the summer, leading one of those involved to call herself “the most hated girl in Britain”.

Four months on, Celebrity Big Brother winner Ryan Thomas reveals he was offered therapy to cope with his “punch-gate” ordeal.

Viewers watched ex-Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett accuse the former Coronation Street star of punching her in the ribs after he playfully tapped her.

The Channel 5 show’s producers drew complaints for not reassuring the star he had not harmed Roxanne but Ryan says he declined their offer of professional counselling.

He says: “The show gives you that option and they look after you in that sense. I’m quite level headed and I’ve got a good family around me, and network of friends that look after me. I didn’t feel that was necessary.”

CBB winner Ryan Thomas reveals he was offered therapy after 'punch-gate' ordeal

Ryan Thomas in the Diary Room
(Image: Channel 5)

CBB winner Ryan Thomas reveals he was offered therapy after 'punch-gate' ordeal

Ex-Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett accused the former Coronation Street star of punching her in the ribs
(Image: Channel 5)

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Speaking about leaving the show, Ryan continues: “The happiest moment for me was getting out and being with my family and friends.

“That’s my safe place. It’s the best feeling in the world.

“Being in an enclosed environment for three weeks, and then being reunited with your daughter, your brothers, your mum and dad, that was the highlight for me.”

CBB host Emma Willis recently said that she and fellow host Rylan Clark-Neal have alternated between anger and sadness since the show was axed earlier this year.

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