Despite rumors that Stormy Daniels would be the big signing coup for the new season of “Celebrity Big Brother” in the U.K., the notorious porn star was not one of the 13 celebrities to enter the house on Thursday night’s launch show on Channel 5. British newspaper The Sun said Daniels, who was allegedly paid off to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with a married Donald Trump, had arrived in Britain on Thursday but then refused to go on the show despite having agreed to a purportedly record fee of £750,000 ($950,000) to appear for just a single week.
The tabloid quoted a source as saying producers “tried everything to persuade her to stay….Everything in the house was ready for her. To say it’s been a nightmare is an absolute understatement. Everyone is completely baffled.”