Celebrity Big Brother 2017: This Is Why Stephen Bear Was Banned From Entering The House
Stephen Bear not allowed back onto Celebrity Big Brother due to contract issues.
It turns out a full-on contract war has been going on between CBB and a show on E4 called Celebs Go Dating, which resulted in him being dramatically BLOCKED from becoming a housemate on CBB.
The producers had always been keen to get him on board, with a source telling The Sun: "Stephen was one of the first celebs they approached to go on the CBB and was the frontrunner when producers needed replacements for Ray J and Brandon Block last week following their shock exits."
Initially, the problem came down to the amount of cash CBB were willing to offer him.
The source shared: "He was originally offered £12k to return on this series, but he told them that wasn’t good enough – he’s the reigning champ and felt he was worth more, so he went with Celebs Go Dating instead."
Last week, CBB decided to pull out the big guns to get Bear on the show, and finally agreed to increase his offer. But their plans hit a wall when Celebs Go Dating blocked the move.
The source revealed: “They hiked up the offer massively to try and get him back on last week with an offer he simply couldn’t turn down. Stephen said yes, but his new show Celebs Go Dating blocked him. He was devastated.”
Meanwhile, the filming for Celebs Go Dating hasn't gone particularly well for Bear after he's said to have abandoned a date at the midway point.
The source shared: "He ran off halfway through and claimed to the girl that he was going to the toilets, but in actual fact he was never coming back.
Bear then came up with a hasty excuse for why he had to dash: “He told the producers and runners to tell the poor girl that he had to go because he ‘had a chicken in the oven.'
Well, despite pissing the E4 producers off, this does at least sound like the next best thing to a CBB return.
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