Roxanne Pallett steps down from pantomime after backlash petition

Former Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett is arguably the most controversial housemate in recent Celebrity Big Brother history.

She recently declared herself 'the most hated girl in Britain” earlier this week, after she accused fellow housemate Ryan Thomas of punching her, which turned out to be an untrue exaggeration. 

Roxanne has faced major public backlash, and has already stepped down from her hosting role on Minster FM.

A petition was also started, campaigning for Roxanne to step down from her role in this year's PHA Pantomime, Cinderella. 

It has been confirmed that Cinderella will go on with out her later this year, according to the PHA Facebook page. 


PHA Pantomimes Facebook Page

'Roxanne Pallett has today decided to step down from her upcoming role as Cinderella in Chesterfield, in order to take some time out and reflect on recent events.'

'We wish Roxanne the best and will be announcing her replacement in due course.'

Over 5000 people signed a petition calling for her resignation from the production. 

'After the recent horrific display during her stint in celebrity big brother, I think it’s clear to see that this women is not the most desirable character to play the leading role in our local pantomime,' wrote the creater. 

'I, for one, would boycott the event if she was still the leading role. '

Some who signed the petition left their own comments of contempt. 

'There is no way that Roxanne can portray Cinderella after showing the vindictive and disgusting person she has shown herself to be. If she is playing in the panto, I won't be attending with my family,' said one.

'Disgusting to see her make a mockery of domestic violence and try destroying an innocent persons career,' said another. 

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