Angie Bowie decides to stay in Celebrity Big Brother house after being told of David Bowie's death

Channel 5 says Angie Bowie's decision was 'entirely her choice'

Adam Withnall@adamwithnall
Monday 11 January 2016 14:35
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9 July 1973: Pop singer David Bowie is seen off at the station by his wife Angie
9 July 1973: Pop singer David Bowie is seen off at the station by his wife Angie

David Bowie's ex-wife Angie Bowie has decided to stay in the Celebrity Big Brother house after being told of the singer's death.

Channel 5 said the 66-year-old had been informed off camera by her representatives, and added that she was given the option to leave the house at any time.

Ms Bowie, who was married to the singer for 10 years until she divorced him in 1980, has made tabloid headlines during her time on the programme with a series of damning comments about the singer, who died on Sunday aged 69.

Angie Bowie arrives at the start of the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother, January 5, 2016

While the world received the news first thing on Monday morning, Ms Bowie was not informed until around midday.

David Bowie Dead

In a statement, a spokesman for 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. 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."

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