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REACTION: Roxanne Pallett’s Jeremy Vine Interview

JEZZARoxanne Pallett, after walking from the Celebrity Big Brother house on Friday night, has just made her first media appearance and interview on the brand new Jeremy Vine show (on Channel 5, funny that).

Before I even get in to what she said, I’d like to make a point. One of the panelists (who admits he’s never seen the show, Big Brother or Celebrity Big Brother and therefore doesn’t have the first clue what he’s talking about) in the interview accused Big Brother of essentially creating this drama on purpose and profiting from it.

I would like to make it very clear that Big Brother are not the ones who wanted Roxanne Pallett on the Jeremy Vine show, and they are certainly not the ones who want her back on THEIR show tonight to be interviewed by Emma Willis.

Endemol, the team producing Big Brother, do not want Roxanne on their show after what she did. However, Channel 5 themselves have clearly forced them to do this, and clearly plonked Roxanne on Jeremy Vine as a sensationalist interview to try and draw in ratings and profit from this controversy.

Do not let anyone else tell you different.

WATCH: The Jeremy Vine Interview:

[Apologies – Channel 5 have blocked this video – Because they’re assholes, but if you’re that bothered to watch 20 minutes of her trying to look as sheepish as she can then the Jeremy Vine Show is available via My 5 on Demand]

On to the interview, and in my mind it was a complete waste of 20 minutes. Roxanne has had all weekend to consult a PR team, her friends, family, and to work out exactly what she needed to say – and whilst it was interesting to see which story she would go down, everyone needs to remember it is just that, a story.

Every word she said this morning was rubbish.

She defended her appearance on the show by saying she’s not being paid. Except her payment is part of her Big Brother contract which states you are to appear on a Channel 5 talkshow after eviction.

She says she is a ‘sensitive’ person. No, that is not sensitivity. That is not even close to sensitive. Her behaviour was manipulative, sick and wrong.

For me, her “I’m sorry” facade dropped when she said:

“He couldn’t disprove his intention, and I couldn’t disprove or prove my feeling”

That right there, to me, is admitting that she is only saying what she is due to public perception. If there was ANY support for her at all right now, she would be saying the complete opposite. This is all an act.

She says she has been a ‘victim’ of ‘domestic violence’ in the past. Yet said in the house she has ‘never felt’ something like Ryan’s ‘punches to her ribs’ – Make of that what you will.

If Roxanne had been evicted, and interviewed by Emma, and shown that clip, do you really believe she would be apologising? Do you really believe she would be saying she overreacted? No. She wouldn’t have. She would have carried on, because she would not have had her PR team saying “FOR GODS SAKE SAY THIS OR YOUR CAREER IS OVER”.

One very telling bit in the interview is when Jamelia directly asked Roxanne if she would get help, because Roxanne was saying over and over she had a problem she needed to deal with. Roxanne refused to say she would get help (she swerved the question), but repeated she had a problem.

JEZZA2I do not believe for a second that Roxanne is truly sorry for any of this.

I do not believe for a second that a previous domestic violence case has caused her to mentally project this in her mind.

She is either an attention seeker of the highest order, manipulative and nasty. Or genuinely sick – and either way, should not be persuing a career in the limelight any further. It’s time to call up that corner shop.

Let us not ignore the amount of people that have come forward from her past. This is not a one off incident, this is repeated behaviour from Roxanne, throughout her career, and is likely to be a big reason why her career was non-existant before entering the house.

I do not feel sorry for her, but I do agree that she needs to take herself out of the public eye, and everyone should leave her alone.

I do think the conversation around the issues that have arisen surrounding this incident is important to continue. But there is no need to keep attacking a woman, because heaven forbid, this cannot be easy for anyone and no-one deserves a continued torrent of abuse. If she is really mentally ill, lets hope she doesn’t end up doing something drastic to herself.

That being said, if she DOES continue to try and continue a career in the limelight, she deserves everything she gets.

Judging from her PR spinning interview, it looks like she’s going to try and carry on this media career. More fool her. If she’s ill, she needs to go away and sort herself out. If she’s well, she needs to go away, period.

I feel very sorry for Big Brother and the team at Endemol, they have been given a lot of flack for how they dealt with the incident, with some saying they were doing it for ratings, or blaming Ryan.

These people have no idea how Big Brother HAS to operate legally these days. They have to appease Ofcom, they have to look out for the safety of all housemates.

At the end of the day, Ryan DID technically, legally, assault her. There is no getting around that, and for Big Brother to IGNORE her complaint, they would be liable to being sued from Roxanne and getting in trouble via Ofcom and lord knows what else.

They HAD to give Ryan a warning, because at the end of the day, physical behaviour such as that, without her consent, WAS against the rules. You can have your personal feelings on that as much as you want, because I certainly do, but you can’t keep blaming the SHOW for doing what they HAD to do.

Personally, I felt that if they showed the whole house the footage, THAT would have been trying to stir up stuff for ratings.

It is my belief that Big Brother handled it perfectly. In fact, whoever orchestrated the response on Big Brother’s side is a genius. Let me explain.

  1. They had a complaint, they HAD to respond, and they did in a justified way.
  2. They responded by giving a warning. NOT A FINAL WARNING. They HAD to give this warning to show to any possible lawsuit that they took the complain ‘seriously’.
  3. They did not eject Ryan for unwanted physical behaviour, they were well within their rights to, especially with Roxanne reacting as badly as she did.
  4. They let Roxanne spend a night alone to calm down. They tried to fix the issue, along with the Big Brother rules, as best they could.
  5. They gave Roxanne the opportunity to speak to the police regarding the ‘assault’. (NOT because the producers would have believed it to be police worthy, but because they have a duty to uphold Roxanne’s rights and safety) – She refused. We all know why.
  6. The next day, when it was apparant Roxanne was not going to let it go, Big Brother got firmer with her. They made it clear they had done what they had needed to to.
  7. They essentially told Dan, and therefore the housemates that she was overreacting, without directly needing to say it. They didn’t need to show the footage to sensationalise it in the house and kick off a shouting match. They dealt with it this way and things were resolved calmly and amicably in the house.
  8. They made sure Roxanne heard the crowd chanting to get her out. I absolutely believe that the producers let this happen against their usual wishes of no outside contact – I have heard from multiple people in the crowd that night that they were encouraged to “be as loud as they could” and told that “this is your one moment for the house to hear you!”
  9. This resulted in Ryan feeling vindicated, and Roxanne leaving the house.

People forget, Big Brother see’s everything. They would have known Roxanne would have likely wanted to walk from the house when she heard the crowd chanting to get her out. They see everything, they get to know and predict their behaviours.

JEZZA3That’s why the second Roxanne said she wanted to leave, Big Brother opened the doors for her. They didn’t want her there, but they didn’t have grounds to eject her without opening themselves up to a lawsuit.

At no time in the 18 years of Big Brother has a housemate asked to leave and Big Brother has just let them, without any attempt of talking them round.

I am sick and tired of people blaming Big Brother for any of this. This is ALL Roxanne Pallett, and Big Brother reacted in the most mature, calm and collected way I have seen them deal with an incident of this magnitide.

You can have your thoughts on the incident all you want, but don’t make the mistake in thinking that the producers (and presenters) of the show, aren’t right there with you.

The difference is that their hands are tied and they HAVE to deal with things a certain way. You do not.


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Posted on September 3, 2018, in Big Brother, Media, News/Events, Personal Rant and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Catherine Phillips

    Totally agree with your points about how BB handled the situation. They did everything they should.
    I actually think they did Ryan a favour by giving him a warning. Without that he would have gone on thinking everything was fine and could have continued to play with Roxy, potentially giving her more ammo. He needed to be warned in some way and he was.

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