Celebrity Big Brother evictee, Ben Jardine, has spoken out against former close pal, Roxanne Pallett, claiming that he is “disgusted” with her following her assault accusations against Ryan Thomas.
The Married At First Sight star admitted he has now changed his mind about actress Roxanne, despite originally taking her side in the Elstree compound and even pulling Ryan aside for a strongly worded chat.
Branding the former Emmerdale star “cold and calculating” Ben revealed that he was appalled with how Roxanne had manipulated him.
Talking about when he saw the clip for the first time in his exit interview, Ben told The Sun: “What she showed and portrayed to me was disgraceful.
“Ryan is a genuine guy and I believe him all day long. I believed him when I hugged him in the pool and I looked into his eyes and saw what it did to him.
“I knew immediately that I’d been mugged off.”
The dad to be emotionally added: “I went through the mill with that Roxanne. I’m upset and devastated by everything.”
Ben’s comments come after he and Roxanne shared a close relationship in the Channel 5 house, with TV star Roxanne even crediting his exit as part of the reason why she walked out early.
He added: “For someone to do that and hit on all your soft spots. That’s cold and calculated.
Throughout their time together, many fans were convinced that Roxanne and Ben’s friendship was more than just plutonic, after Ben told the engaged actress that he loved her during a secret whispered chat in the bedroom.
However, Ben insisted that he now felt like he didn’t know the actress following her actions on the show.
“Roxanne made a beeline for me. It was an instant connection. She was like my shadow,” he added.
“After what she’s done, I’m broken hearted. I don’t want to see her again because of all this. But I want to know who the real Roxy is.”