Former The Only Way Is Essex star Mario Falcone has blasted Roxanne Pallett after she accused Ryan Thomas of punching her – before she rapidly apologised and said she was “wrong” upon walking out of the Celebrity Big Brother.
Mario, who was previously engaged to Ryan’s now girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh, couldn’t contain his anger as he spoke about the former Emmerdale actress – saying he would refuse to work with her if the opportunity ever arose in future.
Speaking exclusively to OK! Online and others at the The Animal Hero Awards 2018, in partnership with Webbox and RSPCA, Mario said: “If it’s coming from me, and he’s going out with my ex-fiancee, she must have done something wrong. For me, it’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen on TV.
“The ramifications that could have happened if it hadn’t been caught on camera, to me, that’s just unforgivable.
“If you say ‘I apologise’, you are not saying sorry. Everything she’s done since, Jeremy Vine, the interview with Emma Willis, it was like watching an act.
“Every single answer was calculated – she was dressed to look dishevelled, and if she hadn’t have been caught she would have still continued on with the lie.”
Roxanne apologised days after she left the house, saying she was “wrong” before she began tearing up while being interviewed by Emma Willis.
Mario added: “She tried to ruin someone’s life. It makes a laughing stock of domestic violence.
“If I was ever given the chance to go on the best show in the world and she was on it, I never would.”
However, despite giving him an abundance of support on social media, Mario doesn’t think he’ll go to meet the Coronation Street hunk when he exits the house.
Mario Falcone plants a kiss on his fiancée Becky’s baby bump during their June Italian getaway [Instagram/Mario Falcone]
“I think that’s his place, if he wants to talk to me and thank me for the support,” he said. “But I wouldn’t go out of my way to do it. That would be weird! I think I’ve done enough.”
Roxanne’s representative declined to comment when approached by OK! Online.