Roxanne Pallett treated for PTSD and anxiety since 'Big Brother punch-gate'

Roxanne Pallett (Credit: PA)
Roxanne Pallett (Credit: PA)

Roxanne Pallett has said that she is still being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety, following the fall-out of her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother.

The former Emmerdale star hit headlines last year when she accused fellow housemate Ryan Thomas of assaulting her in the house, during a split-second play fight.

A tearful Pallett appeared in the show’s diary room, explaining she didn’t feel safe in the house with Thomas following the incident, but viewers overwhelmingly sided with the Corrie star, having seen the footage play out.

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But yesterday, posting to Instagram for the first time since last August, she said that she is ‘just trying to get through each day’.

“Thank you for all your messages from over the last few months whilst I was taking some time away & getting some long overdue therapy for PTSD, Panic Disorder & Anxiety,” she wrote.

“Your support during my darkest days have meant more to me than you could possibly know. I felt so alone & unwelcome in this world that I prayed for God to take me away, but somehow I pushed through.

(Credit: C5)
(Credit: C5)

“And part of that was because I was shown love, understanding & compassion. When I had no fight left in me, others were fighting for me.

“The strength from a kind message, a reassuring smile or a hug in the supermarket were all part of the rescue which helped me take a step forward.

“As anyone who battles mental health knows, it’s a long road ahead. We are all human, we all make mistakes, we are all learning.

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“Just trying to get through each day. I just wanted to say thank you.”

In the fallout of the Celebrity Big Brother furore, Pallett lost her job presenting on the radio in York, and was also axed from a planned role in panto.

She was last seen appearing on Celebrity Coach Trip.

Pallett also broke her social media silence this week to support Michael Jackson, following the allegations of sexual abuse in the new documentary Leaving Neverland.