AceShowbiz - TV bosses behind the U.K.'s Celebrity Big Brother have disputed adult actress Stormy Daniels' account of her exit from the reality show's line-up.
The busty blonde, who claims to have had an affair with U.S. President Donald Trump in 2006, was set to be the main attraction on the latest season of Celebrity Big Brother, but she was a no-show when the series launched live on Thursday night, August 16.
On Friday, the 39 year old told journalist Jane Moore, a panellist on British talk show Loose Women, she had to pull out of the TV gig due to concerns over custody arrangements for her seven-year-old daughter, Caiden.
According to Moore, Stormy also claimed she had offered to appear on Celebrity Big Brother's launch episode to explain her shock departure to viewers - but alleged she was blocked from doing so at the last minute, and was immediately booked on a flight out of the U.K.
A spokesperson for the reality show has since addressed the drama, confirming for the first time that Stormy had been due to feature on Celebrity Big Brother.
"Stormy Daniels was booked to appear on the show several months ago and hours before the show was due to go live, informed the production team that she no longer wished to enter the house as previously agreed," reads the statement.
"Producers discussed a variety of options with her but were unable to agree any acceptable conditions for her entering the house. Our focus is now on making a brilliant series with our fantastic celebrities."
Producers discussed a variety of options with her but were unable to agree any acceptable conditions for her entering the house. Our focus is now on making a brilliant series with our fantastic celebrities. #CBB— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) 17 August 2018
Actress Kirstie Alley, former soap stars Roxanne Pallette and Ryan Thomas, and British reality show regulars Dan Osborne and Gabby Allen are among the contestants currently taking part in the programme.