Lucy Mecklenburgh has urged Roxanne Pallett to "get help".

Lucy Mecklenburgh

Lucy Mecklenburgh

The former 'Only Way is Essex' star admitted she wasn't convinced by the ex-'Emmerdale' actress' apologies when she left the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house after falsely accusing Lucy's boyfriend Ryan Thomas of punching her but now wants to move on from the incident.

She said: "I have my reservations about whether her apologies were genuine but she's said what she needed to say and it can't have been easy for her to face the music like that.

"As long as she now gets the help she needs then I think it's time we all draw a line under it. The most important thing for me is that she never does this to anyone else."

Days after leaving the 'CBB' house, Roxanne sat down for a face-to-face interview on 'Jeremy Vine', in which she said sorry and admitted she had "got it wrong" with her accusation, and she also pre-recorded a chat with 'Celebrity Big Brother' host Emma Willis in which she was questioned about the incident, but Lucy felt like both segments were a "performance".

She added in an interview with the new issue of OK! magazine: "To me, her interviews with Emma and Jeremy seemed like a performance and something she knew she needed to do. As long as she goes away and works on her problems I think she should be left alone and I think Ryan would agree."

Last week, Ryan was quarantined from the rest of his housemates after falling ill and his girlfriend thinks it was due to the stress of the situation.

She said: "I think he got ill because the stress made him run down, so it was really sad to see. I hate seeing him not being the Ryan I know and love, it just show's how much it all affected him.

"There's no one in the world who could have handled it as well as he did. I was watching him thinking, my boyfriend is amazing. I've always known what a brilliant guy he is but he has excelled himself this time. I feel so lucky to be with someone who is so kind and compassionate."