Celebrity Big Brother bosses are feeling the pressure, as two stars have pulled out of the show’s lineup at the last minute.
According to The Sun Online, producers are struggling to fill the final slots before the show’s launch next week, after transgender journalist Paris Lees and TV presenter John Leslie quit the show.
A source said, “Paris’s deal broke down during last minute negotiations, so she won’t be going into the house anymore.”
“And John was offered a big, six-figure deal but turned it down and now he’s out of the running too.”
“It’s left frantic bosses scrambling to fill the remaining slots. They want to land big names but they’re really up against it with time.
“There’s just over a week to go which isn’t long to work out contracts and fees.”
The news comes after Ryan Thomas reportedly threatened to pull out of the show, after finding out that his girlfriend’s ex Dan Osborne is set to enter the house with him.
Dan dated former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh back in 2013.
Other stars set to enter the house on August 16 include footballer Jermaine Pennant, porn star Stormy Daniels, Love Island star Gabby Allen, Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves, Cheers actress Kirstie Alley and Love At First Sight star Ben Jardine.