Now, producers of the hit U.K. reality show are facing backlash from fans outraged that the show used footage of Angie's emotional breakdown as promotional material, with some calling the teaser "disgraceful."
"Really low and degrading from Channel 5 in broadcasting Angie Bowie's reaction to hearing her ex-husband's death," Twitter user Daniel Jenks posted on Monday.
"Really distasteful from Channel 5 regarding showing Angie Bowie's reaction to the sad news of her ex-husband. Unnecessary," wrote Twitter user Lily Hayes, echoing the sentiments of many other Celebrity Big Brother viewers.
Celebrity Big Brother responded to critics and defended its use of the footage, arguing that Angie "was told the tragic news about David Bowie off camera by her agent" and then chose to speak about the tragic news in the Diary Room.
"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," Celebrity Big Brother said. "Appropriate support will be available to Angie at any time if needed."