TV footage subsequently revealed he was only playfully jabbing her.
Roxanne quit the CBB House, gave two controversial interviews following her departure, but then issued a public apology to Ryan for “an overreaction to what wasn’t a malicious act”.
Three years have passed since the furore, and Roxanne has very much moved on – but what are the rest of the housemates up to these days?
Fans leapt to Ryan’s defence over the incident with Roxanne and he went on to win the final ever series of CBB.
He starred in Corrie for 16 years and had a year-long stint in Neighbours, but in March this year the 37 year old revealed he was quitting acting.
“It’s so hard for me,” admitted Ryan in an interview on the Mancs On The Mic podcast. “I started off acting, I started off in that game and I really lost the bug for it.
“I feel the reason for losing the bug is rejection and going to auditions and not getting them.”
Ryan was married to former Corrie co-star Tina O’Brien for seven years before splitting and is now engaged to former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh.
The couple have been together four years and have a son called Roman.
Ryan has appeared in a razor commercial with his brother Adam, the former Emmerdale actor, since CBB and also in a TV series with both of his brothers, Scott – of former Love Island fame – and the Thomas’ late father.
The glamour model is still strutting her stuff after leaving the CBB House and has attracted 223k loyal Instagram admirers.
She often posts raunchy snaps of herself topless and wearing skimpy bikinis and lingerie.
Chloe was famously kidnapped in Italy in 2017 by an individual claiming to be a member of a criminal organisation called the Black Death Group.
During her ordeal she was injected with ketamine and put in a holdall bag in the trunk of car. She was released after six days of her ordeal.
She went on to star in CBB, and now appears to be focusing on her Instagram modelling.
The reality TV star has done little on the screen since leaving the house and but has 1.1million Instagram followers and often models clothes.
Dan has been forced to deny threesomes, nude FaceTimes and nightclub snogs, but these days he often posts pictures of his three kids and happy family time with them and Jacqueline on his social media.
“I’ve made mistakes, yeah,” he once told The Sun. “I’ve done things I shouldn’t have done. “Me and Jac have spoken about that and she has forgiven me. I take full responsibility for being c**p.”
After leaving the CBB House a year later the fitness instructor turned reality TV star has attracted 1.1million Instagram fans.
She is now a social medial influencer and often posts workouts and promotes clothes on her official account.
Jessica Alves (formerly Rodrigo)
The Brazilian-born media personality was booted off the Channel 5 show after just 10 days for unspecified reasons.
Since leaving the CBB House, former Human Ken Doll Rodrigo – best-known for extensive plastic surgeries – has since changed her name to Jessica and has undergone gender reassignment surgery.
She remains a regular on social media and has built up an Instagram empire of more than 1.2 million followers.
The former Cheers actress finished runner-up to Ryan in CBB’s final series.
After the show the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actress, now 70, appeared in TV show The Goldbergs and a year later a movie called You Can’t Take My Daughter.
But although she has 1.5million Twitter follows, Kristie has seemingly taken a backseat from the limelight after celebrating plenty of success in the prime of her career.
Hardeep Singh Kohli
The Glaswegian comedian, chef and TV presenter has found celebrity gigs tough to come by ever-since he was axed the BBC in 2009.
The former One Show reporter was suspended for six months amidst allegations of inappropriate conduct towards a researcher and his contract was never renewed.
The former Arsenal and Liverpool footballer is now simply known as a public figure on his Instagram profile.
He’s been seen a few times on TV since his reality CBB stint in 2018, but he can probably afford not to work having enjoyed a successful football career at a string of top clubs.
He split from long-term wife and model Alice Goodwin in March last year after cheating on her on CBB.
Jermaine had a fling with fellow contestant Chloe in the house with the model claiming she was “intimate in bed” with the footballer on the show.
Jermaine and Alice put on a united front and appeared on TV for E4’sCelebs Go Dating for couple counselling and on Your Face or Mine, but after nine years together they called it quits on their relationship.
Jermaine and Chloe are understood to have agreed to reunite on Celebrity Ex On The Beach later this year.
The American reality TV star was the first housemate to be evicted in her stint on CBB, but she has since gone on to star in TV shows Couples Court, Braxton Family Values, The Conversation, Baddies ATl and For Real: The Story of Reality TV.
She was also once a panellist on the Wright Stuff and alleged she had a threesome with CBB contestant Dan.
The 36-year-old former Bad Girls Club star has 1.1million Instagram followers and models for a number of brands including PrettyLittleThing.
The notorious Barings Bank rogue trader is now CEO of Bull and Bear Capital, as well as being a business speaker and an after-dinner speaker, advising companies on risk and corporate responsibility.
Famously arrested and imprisoned for bankrupting the UK’s oldest merchant bank, Nick’s antics were immmortalised by Ewan McGregor in the film Rogue Trader, based on Nick’s book.
He starred in Ireland’s Celebrity Apprentice in 2013 before turning to CBB.
However, he appeared on has not been seen back on reality TV since his CBB stint.
Ben landed a spot on CBB after appearing on Channel 4’s Married at First Sight.
The millionaire property tycoon was one of the controversial members of the CBB line-up.
Aware his girlfriend was pregnant at home with their daughter, Ben got romantic with actress Roxanne. The pair shared a kiss and Ben confessed his love for her even though Roxanne was engaged to another man.
Sall y Morgan
Claiming to be the UK’s best-loved Psychic, Sally made it to the final six of CBB.
The 69-year-old medium has live shows scheduled for September until June next year when she embarks on her 10th Anniversary Tour.
She has a new podcast called Voices and, as well as reading horoscopes, has written a number of books.