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05/02/2019 15:39 GMT

Roxanne Pallett Reveals Piers Morgan Was Her 'Rock' After Celebrity Big Brother Controversy

Well, we didn't see this coming.

Roxanne Pallett has made the surprising admission that Piers Morgan has been an unlikely source of support for her in the aftermath of her infamous Celebrity Big Brother stint.

The former Emmerdale actress was at the centre of a media storm last year when she falsely accused fellow CBB contestant Ryan Thomas of punching her “deliberately” and “repeatedly” in the ribs while in the house.

After leaving conceded that her claims had been an “exaggeration” upon leaving the house, Roxanne recently revealed she’s undergone therapy to overcome depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Roxanne Pallett on Celebrity Big Brother last year

She has now disclosed how Piers has been someone to lean on through those difficult months. 

Speaking to The Sun, Roxanne said: “Piers Morgan has been a saviour. He has been a rock to me. He’s been through a lot himself so I think he recognised the affect the hatred had on me.

“His compassion and support has kept me from going under.”

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Piers Morgan was Roxanne's "rock"

Detailing the dark period in her life, Roxanne said over the weekend: “There was no light at the end of the tunnel and I didn’t want to be here anymore. I asked God to help me. I thought: everyone hates me so why am I here?

“I just couldn’t get through a day, I had nothing and I had no one and it was all because I’d let things get out of hand. I’d ignored the signs that I needed help because I felt too proud. I only have myself to blame for that.” 

Despite his well-documented dislike of reality stars, this isn’t the first time Piers has offered one his support in recent weeks. 

The Good Morning Britain host has publicly backed Gemma Collins after her horror fall on Dancing On Ice last month. 

On Monday, they had a love-in as they joined together on the ITV breakfast show, forming one of TV’s most unlikely duos.

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