Ryan Thomas says he forgives Roxanne Pallett over 'punchgate' after winning Celebrity Big Brother 10 months ago

Ryan Thomas says he forgives Roxanne Pallett over 'punchgate' after winning Celebrity Big Brother

It's been a big few weeks for Thomas...

Actor Ryan Thomas was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother on Monday night, bringing to a close a dramatic series of the show which saw Jermaine Pennant as well as Roxanne Pallett make the headlines.

Clearly stunned by the positive reaction of the audience when he emerged from the house, Thomas said he had "no words whatsoever" following his win.

Thomas was involved in the infamous 'punchgate' incident with actress Roxanne Pallett and endured a rough period in the house after she initially accused him of punching her.

He denied the allegations and said that he had only been playful and that there was absolutely no "malice or anger" in anything he had done.

Pallett later retracted the allegations and apologised for putting someone in that position under strong interviewing from Celebrity Big Brother host Emma Willis.

But Thomas said he's not holding a grudge over the incident and believes that Pallett has suffered enough from the fall-out which has followed her allegations.

He said: "If she wants forgiveness and it makes her feel better I would rather give her that and I think she's been punished enough by the public."

Thomas was then shown the incident for the first time and said that in the aftermath he felt like a "scared little boy".

Former Cheers star Kirstie Alley was the runner-up, with former The Only Way is Essex star Dan Osborne in third place.