Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton dies, aged 32


'We ask that you respect the family's privacy at this time'.

However this afternoon she deleted the post and shared a video revealing that news of her death was incorrect.

"It gave me the acceptance I had been looking for my entire life - I started dressing like the girls, and I felt like I was getting to know myself better with every new piece of clothing", she added.

"Because someone used my Twitter account to write that stupid status about me".

"This person can't accept that I am happy and finally overcame all of my problems and I am finally living my life happy".

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Rebekah Shelton, who took part on the reality show in 2009, was reported in several media outlet to have died today.

"I would say think twice, go for some therapy and wait to see if you really want it".

"I've been through the worst three years of my life, been through 16 surgeries, suffered so much".

Former Big Brother housemate Rebekah Shelton has not died after all, following a statement appearing on her official account this morning "confirming" the news.

Shelton began living as a woman in 2012, after successfully undergoing gender transition surgery in 2012.

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She later followed it up with a tweet which read: "Although it was a terrible experience to find out that I was dead, the positive thing is that I realise that I'm loved and so many people cared about me".

More recently, Rebekah appeared on ITV daytime show Judge Rinder.

In her video, recorded in a hotel room, she said: 'Hi everyone, I would like to kindly ask.

People think "She looks good now, she can go out, have sex now with guys or get married or things", but people don't know the journey I've been through.

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.

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"I saw that awful thing between my legs and I started crying around the hospital saying, 'I regret, I regret.' I wanted to kill myself because it was a nightmare".