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Roxanne Pallett reportedly dumped by fiancé who stood by her following CBB outcry

Lee Walton was her rock during the fallout from the 'punchgate' spat with Ryan Thomas

Roxanne Pallett's engagement to Lee Walton is off, according to a newspaper report.

The Sun claims the ex soap star has been dumped by the steelworker, even though her former fiancé stood by her in the wake of her 'punchgate' scandal.

It is also believed Lee - who met the one-time Emmerdale actress in a pub in Yorkshire and proposed within a week of meeting her - may already have moved on.

The report claims the 41-year-old was accompanied by a mystery companion at a birthday bash with his parents last week.

In happier times (Credit: Instagram @roxannepallettofficial)

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An unnamed showbiz insider is quoted as telling the news outlet that Roxanne has been devastated by the break up.

They said: "Roxanne’s whole life appears to have fallen apart in the past six months. Professionally, no one wants to touch her and now her personal life is in tatters.

I know it sounds crazy, but I knew my heart.

"She and Lee got very serious very quickly but it has ended completely. She is gutted."

Roxanne, who alongside Lee had a tattoo of an engagement ring inked onto her ring finger to mark their whirlwind commitment, previously said she ‘knew her heart’ when they got together.

Their engagement didn't work out (Credit: Aaron Parfitt / SplashNews.com)

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"We were engaged within a week of meeting! I know it sounds crazy, but I knew my heart," she said.

And in an interview with OK! magazine, she revealed the passionate pair were smooching within five minutes of meeting.

Roxanne cooed: "I just flung my arms around him and it was like we’d been together forever."

Celebrity Big Brother viewers were outraged last year when she falsely blamed Ryan Thomas of punching her - prompting nearly 30,000 complaints to Ofcom.

CBB wasn't Roxanne's greatest TV job (Credit: Channel 5)

Despite the public outcry, and Roxanne becoming close to fellow housemate Ben of Married At First Sight fame in the CBB house, Lee shrugged off criticism to declare his love for her and insisted: "Nothing will change when she gets out, other than we’ll get married."

ED! Has contacted a representative for Roxanne for comment.

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