Reports of my demise are sadly premature

A former Big Brother contestant has been left furious after the Channel 5 show announced her death and paid tribute.

A message posted on the Twitter account read: “So sad to hear that Rebekah Shelton, who appeared in #BBUK 2009 as Rodrigo Lopes, has passed away aged just 32. Our thoughts are with her friends and family, from everyone here at Big Brother UK.”

Dozens of news reports emerged on Friday morning that Rebekah Shelton had died “unexpectedly”.

Devastated fans remembered her as one of the “most loveable housemates” as they mourned her “death.”

However, it turns out the reports were false, and Ms Shelton posted a furious video on Twitter.

She said: “I’m not dead!!!!!! Please stop spreading this news!!!!! My lawyer is already working on this and this person who wants to spoil my happiness is going to pay for it!!!”.

Can’t recall who made the first comment…..

8 comments on “Reports of my demise are sadly premature

  1. It is usually ascribed to Mark Twain after the New York Journal (or perhaps a New York Journal) reported him dead. But did he actually say it first? I suspect that older uses could be found (even though, admittedly, I don’t have one).

    I love that the hysterical little mental case has summoned a lawyers. What is he going to do sweet-cheeks? Reporting someone’s death is hardly libel.

  2. Quite a convincing ladyboy this one.

    On the grounds that only women can be hysterical, due to it requiring a uterus?

  3. I have always thought Captain Ranty the blogger isnt dead, cos his religion of Lawful Rebelllion which is all about “avoiding debt” really don’t work , won’t work, can’t work.

    Fake deaths …yeah thats a good one.

  4. Wot Jim said.

    It’s a publicity stunt, almost certainly.

    You see it with BB, X factor, even the BBC takes this approach to publicity now (witness the reliably-leaked ‘ controversial stories’ from Strictly).

    Ho hum.

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

    Oops, let’s hope the mullahs don’t read twitter, DT etc – first and last flying lesson.

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