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BB’s Rebekah Shelton confirms she’s not dead in new video

Ex-housemate says post on her Twitter page announcing her passing was a hoax
- Posted on January 12 2018 at 03:33pm

Big Brother 10 housemate Rebekah Shelton

Former Big Brother 10 UK housemate Rebekah Shelton has released a video confirming she is not dead, revealing that the Twitter post which announced her passing was a hoax.

In the early hours of this morning, Rebekah’s verified page on the social networking website, @MissRShelton, was updated with a message claiming that the 32-year-old had passed away “unexpectedly” on Wednesday.

Big Brother responded by tweeting a tribute statement on its own official page, @bbuk, while major news outlets including the BBC, The Sun, The Mirror and the Daily Mail picked up on the story.

However, Rebekah has since deleted the announcement and confirmed it to be false by posting a video of herself on her page.

In the 37-second clip, Rebekah suggests the Tweet in question was a hoax created by someone who gained unauthorised access to her Twitter account.

“Hi everyone, I just want to kindly ask, please stop spreading this news that I’m dead, because obviously I’m not,” Rebekah said.

“I’ve been through Hell today, because someone used my Twitter account to write that stupid status about me. This person can’t accept the fact that I’m happy, that I overcame all my problems, and that I’m finally living my life happy.

“I’m on holiday, I’m in Arabia, and I’m not dead.”

In the accompanying message, Rebekah added: “My lawyer is already working on this and this person who wants to spoil my happiness is going to pay for it.”

Rebekah became a housemate on the tenth series of Big Brother on Channel 4 in 2009, when she was known as Rodrigo Lopes.

In 2012, Rebekah revealed in a Heat magazine interview that she had begun living as a woman, and in 2014 she underwent gender reassignment surgery.



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