Roxanne Pallett is getting paid more than male co-star for CBB


We have got the cast for the upcoming, 2018 Celebrity Big Brother, and we cannot wait for the new season to start.

So far, rumours have circled pegging Coronation Street’s Ryan Thomas, Katie Price’s husband Kieran Hayler and psychic Sally Morgan as the new season’s cast.

It seems the soap opera theme is trending as ex-Emmerdale star Roxanne Pallett recently signed on for the show, and she didn’t come cheap.

According to Daily Star, the reality show has been trying to sign the actress for a while, and this year she agreed to appear on the series for £750,000.

Before the soap star’s price was released, the highest paid actor was Ryan Thomas, who signed onto the show for a total of £500,000, according to Closer.

Since Roxanne’s final episode with Emmerdale in 2009, she has appeared on Dancing on Ice, Waterloo Road, and Casualty.

The former ITV soap actress has also made her stage debut in several musicals including The Rocky Horror Show and The Wedding Singer.

However, her career was halted last month when Roxanne suffered injuries from a traumatic car crash, resulting in two sprained wrists, severe bruising, and a concussion.


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The Independent reported that the actress was racing her Minster FM co-host Ben Fry when she slammed into a concrete wall at 40mph.

But she refused to let anxieties from the accident put her life on hold.

“I’m bruised but blessed,” she announced, and thanked her fiancée Lee Walton for being her “rock”.

Roxanne surprised us all last week when she revealed that Lee had proposed to her just one week after the couple began dating.

With no ring in hand, the pair decided to get matching tattoo wedding bands until he saved up enough for a proper ring, reported The Daily Mirror.

He dropped to one knee (again) with a sparkling diamond after her terrifying car crash.

Their love story seems fated, so much so that it could have been written for Emmerdale. #couplegoals

Needless to say, Roxanne has been through a lot this year and is excited for her CBB debut, and probably the paycheck too.

The new season of Celebrity Big Brother will begin this Thursday at 9pm, so stay tuned for some gossip and drama in the TV house.