Big Brother's Rebekah Shelton confirms she is alive

As Rodrigo on Big Brother

As Rodrigo on Big Brother

My lawyer is already working on this and this person who wants to spoil my happiness is going to pay for it!'

Brian Belo, who won the series of Big Brother 8, tweeted: 'I'm sad to hear about the passing of Rebekah Shelton from Big Brother 10 UK.

"We're sorry to inform everyone of the sad news that our wonderful and lovely Rebekah died unexpectedly on Wednesday night", a tweet from her personal account read.

"No way I remember when she was on Big Brother before her transition and I and she was one of my favourite ever people to have ever entered the big brother house and I've watch her transformation during the years it's so sad rest in peace", posted one shocked fan.

But in a shocking turn of events, Rebekah has appeared on a video confirming that she isn't dead.

"This person can't accept the fact that I'm happy and that I overcame all my problems and that I'm living my life happy".

"I'm on holiday, I'm in Arabia, and I'm not dead".

While a third wrote: 'My prayers and thoughts to Rebekah and her entire family'. Friends and family of Rodrigo have been frantic this morning.

It wasn't until five years later, in 2014, when the personality formerly known as Rodrigo underwent gender reassignment surgery to officially become Rebekah.

"I'm so sorry", replied one Twitter user.

She said she'd spent a month in hospital and had little support from her family during her initial surgical transition process, leaving her feel very alone and isolated.

The Brazilian also made an appearance on Judge Rinder in 2016 where she tried to claim money back for a boob job.

She recalled, "There was a turning point - when I met someone in Brazil four years ago". So many times I wanted to kill myself because I had no one to talk to.

The reality TV star began to live as a woman in 2012, after successfully transitioning.

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