Samantha Mumba turned down a six figure sum to appear on Celebrity Big Brother.
According to the Mirror Online, Channel 5 bosses have tried to poach the noughties pop star for years – but she’s continued to turn them down.
An insider said, “She was on their list of people to ask every year but she kept turning it down – so they don’t bother asking anymore.
“Their last offer was well into the six figures, but she’d never do it. It’s just not for her.”
“Obviously she’s not adverse to reality TV, having previously done Dancing on Ice and Celebrity Masterchef Ireland.
“She knows a lot of people who’ve done CBB and they’ve all said how stressful the environment can be.
The source added, “Samantha is gearing up to start recording and performing again, which has been her number one priority career wise. She wants to make sure the new material is perfect and right for her.”
Samantha shot to fame in the early 2000s, thanks to her hit singles Gotta Tell You and Baby, Come Over.
Check out the full line-up for this year’s Celebrity Big Brother HERE.