TV Show Slammed For Airing Angie Bowie's Tearful Reaction to News of Her Ex's Death
David Bowie's ex was filmed in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house when she learned the news of his passing.
David Bowie’s first wife, Angie, broke down on camera after she was told of his death - long after the world had learned the sad news.
She was locked inside the Celebrity Big Brother house in the UK when he passed away from liver cancer on Sunday. Despite the news, she has decided to continue with the show.
The 66-year-old former model discussed the tragic news in the confessional room.
She said: "I haven't seen him in so many years. I can't make a big drama out of it. I just feel like an era has ended with his passing. I'm so very sad."
After she collected herself, she said: “The stardust is gone.”
In a statement, Channel 5 said: "Following the very sad news of David Bowie's death, we can now confirm that Angie Bowie has been informed off camera by her representatives. She has taken the decision to continue in the programme."
It continued: "The decision to remain in the House is entirely her choice, and she has been given the option to leave at any time if she changes her mind. Appropriate support will be available to Angie at any time if needed."
Viewers slammed the show for airing her reaction.
But the show also defended itself on Twitter:
Angie and David were married in 1970 and divorced a decade later.
The couple had one child together, filmmaker Duncan Jones, who tweeted a poignant tribute to dad on Monday:
In the weeks prior to his passing, David Bowie was photographed looking gaunt.
His last public appearance was on December 7 at the New York premiere of his off-Broadway musical Lazarus, which he attended with supermodel wife, Iman.
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