Jonathan Cheban quits Celebrity Big Brother

Kim Kardashian's pal has walked out of the CBB house after less than a week, while Stephanie Davis appears to have been dumped by her boyfriend... via Twitter

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Jonathan Cheban has quit Celebrity Big Brother after just five days in the reality TV house. 

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The 41-year-old PR guru, who counts Kim Kardashian amongst his closest friends, decided to call time on his stint in the show yesterday evening. 

He had previously threatened to leave, after admitting to feeling claustrophobic and raising concerns about his mental stability.

“I’m not feeling so great at this point. Right now I’m feeling edgy and claustrophobic… there is a point where my mental stability is more important than entertaining,” he had said in the Diary Room. “Right now I’m definitely a bit torn on whether to stay in the house anymore, I’ve reached a point where I don’t know if I want to stay anymore.

“I need to get out of here,” he added. “It’s becoming impossible. I can’t even sit. I can’t even enjoy it. I can’t even hear anybody, I’m so anxious I feel I’m going to have a heart attack.”

Cheban had also had a number of arguments in the house. 

“Jonathan Cheban has decided to leave the Celebrity Big Brother House,” confirmed a Channel 5 spokesperson. 

The star took to Twitter after leaving the house to thank his fans for their messages of support. 

In other Celebrity Big Brother news, Stephanie Davis’s close relationship with Irish model Jeremy McConnell appears to have damaged her love life. 

The former Hollyoaks star went into the house with a boyfriend, Sam Reece, but her relationship status appears to have changed. Not that she’ll know anything about that until she leaves the show.

Reece implied watching her cosy up to McConnell had all got too much, tweeting that he “will no longer be supporting Stephanie Davis.” 

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Jonathan’s exit will appear in tonight’s show on Channel 5 at 9:00pm.