Roxanne Pallet has left the Celebrity Big Brother house after a row over an alleged punch by another contestant, Channel 5 says.
A CBB spokesman said: “Roxanne has decided to leave the BB House. The remaining housemates have been informed.”
The departure of the ex-Emmerdale star, 35, follows her claim that former Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas, 34, punched her during a play fight.
She said he punched her “repeatedly, unprovoked”, adding in tears: “He actually punched me like a boxer would punch a bag. And we weren’t play fighting, there was no banter, it wasn’t a joke.”
She later slept in a separate bedroom from her fellow contestants, saying it was “because I felt uncomfortable, because Ryan assaulted me”. She also said she was “in pain all night”.
Thomas, who was given a formal warning by Big Brother, said there was no “malice” in it and that he was showing his affection.
Media watchdog OFCOM received 11,215 complaints over the episode – thought to be about Pallett’s reaction – and is deciding whether to investigate.
A backlash on social media also saw scores of Twitter users come to Ryan’s defence, with many commenting on how the allegation damages real crimes against women.