Jonathan Cheban is dropped from Celebrity Big Brother
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 January 2017
Jonathan Cheban has been dropped from 'Celebrity Big Brother' after he made a series of diva demands
Jonathan Cheban has been dropped from the 'Celebrity Big Brother' line up.
The 42-year-old reality TV star was meant to be entering the infamous house this week as part of a two-day special task but bosses decided to pull the plug on the idea after he demanded £100,000 a day, Michelin-star meals and his own bedroom.
A source said: "As well as the £200,000, Jonathan wanted gourmet prepared Michelin star meals, his own bedroom, a masseuse and access to a minder at all times. It all got too out of hand and in the end the bosses simply retracted his provisional contract."
The PR guru reportedly flew off the handle when he found out his close friend Kim Kardashian West's ex-boyfriend Ray J - who she appeared in a sex tape with in 2007 - was getting paid a mega deal to take part in the All Stars and New Stars series.
The insider told The Sun newspaper: "As soon as Jonathan found out about Ray J's pay packet he demanded a bigger fee. What he wanted for two days was more than some of the contestants are getting for a four week stint."
This isn't the first time Jonathan has made some diva demands as he previously requested security guards to accompany him on 'Celebs Go Dating'.
An insider said at the time: "Jonathan more than anyone knows the risks attached to being well known and having designer gear. He has seen first-hand with Kim how easy it can be for people to target you. When in Europe Jonathan needs around the clock security to ensure he is safe. Jonathan's known for his designer tastes and often wears 'one off' pieces of jewellery so he knows he's a prime target."