Adele Silva has suggested Roxanne Pallett didn't behave like she "should" on the set of 'Emmerdale'.
The 37-year-old actress worked with the disgraced 'Celebrity Big Brother' star on the soap until 2008 and was one of 21 cast members to condemn Roxanne after she falsely accused Ryan Thomas of punching her and she's admitted the fact no one spoke out in support should have "rung alarm bells".
She said: "Sometimes when people come in and they don't behave like they should and that many people are speaking out about it, then obviously it kind of rings alarm bells.
"I think when 20 plus people speak out about a certain person and they're probably not that vocal on Twitter anyway then... There's no smoke without fire."
And Adele claimed it was "baffling" that the 35-year-old star had continued to find work over the years.
She told Fubar radio: "The more we talk about it the more we give attention to it is playing into somebody's hands, and maybe they like that in a narcissistic kind of way.
"When someone has a reputation and they're been fired from different jobs or lots of people are claiming they're been bullied or accused of different things, then it's baffling that I think that person gets employed again and again and again.
"And then you get to a situation like this and you think this was going to happen at some point."
The former 'Hollyoaks' star went on to praise Ryan and his brother Adam Thomas "the nicest boys".
She added: "Nobody's got a bad word to say about them, and I think that speaks volumes that literally everybody was going 'I know Ryan. I know Roxanne. I love Ryan'."
Roxanne apologised for her accusations earlier this week and admitted she realised she had "got it wrong" when she quit the show and was able to watch the footage back.
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