Channel 5 boss on Stormy Daniels CBB exit: ‘I was furious – we built a whole week around her’

"We built the whole goddamn thing around her,” said Ben Frow

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Channel 5 boss Ben Frow has opened up for the first time about Stormy Daniels’ last-minute exit from Celebrity Big Brother 2018.

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Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Frow admitted he was “furious” about the adult star pulling out of the show, as the entire first week – including the set – had been crafted around her.

“We built a whole week around Stormy,” he said. “I flew someone out to accompany her here. She disappeared on us. I was bloody furious, we built the White House and the whole goddamn thing around her.”

Daniels was due to appear on the latest series of the celeb-based reality show, but pulled out hours before the launch citing a “custody development” in America concerning her daughter.

She did, however, record a VT for the series before quitting.

In a statement delivered by Rylan Clarke-Neal following the launch, the Big Brother’s Bit On the Side host said: “Big Brother tried to work out a fair compromise with her, but in the end for Big Brother, launch night is about housemates moving into the house, not about celebrities pulling out.”

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Celebrity Big Brother airs nightly at 9pm on Channel 5


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