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Carlisle's Roxanne Pallett quits radio show following CBB punch row

Carlisle's Roxanne Pallett entering the Celebrity Big Brother House Photo: Press Association

Roxanne Pallett will not return to her job as presenter of a radio breakfast show after the Ryan Thomas punch row on Celebrity Big Brother.

The former Emmerdale actress who comes from Carlisle joined Minster FM in York and North Yorkshire earlier this year, hosting the breakfast show.

However, she has stepped down from the job after her controversial appearance in the Celebrity Big Brother house, where she accused soap star Thomas of punching her.

After walking out of the house, she apologised and said she had got it wrong, telling Celebrity Big Brother host Emma Willis she feared she was "the most hated woman in Britain".

A statement from the radio station, which was read out on air, said: "As a result of discussions today with her representatives, Minster FM can confirm that Roxanne Pallett has stepped down from her position at the station with immediate effect to take some time out and reflect on recent events.

"Roxanne will not be returning to Minster FM."