Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Jonathan Cheban AXED from line-up after demanding £100K A DAY

Jonathan Cheban has reportedly been axed from the Celebrity Big Brother line-up after his diva demands reached fever pitch ahead of his expected entrance on Friday night.

Jonathan Cheban presented a list of conditions ahead of his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother 2017 (Copyright: Getty/Jared Siskin)

The reality TV star was meant to be making a surprise appearance in the house as part of a special two-day task, where he was set to confront Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend Ray J face-to-face in an ‘explosive showdown.’

However, in a sudden turn of events, Channel 5 has allegedly been left with no option but to drop him from the show after he demanded £100,000 a day, Michelin-star meals and his own bedroom upon hearing the news of Ray J’s rumoured £810,000 fee for the programme.

We know what you’re thinking, and we fully expected Jonathan to ask for a high horse too, but apparently he already has one of those.

Jonathan Cheban was set to confront Ray J in an ‘explosive showdown’ about his infamous sex tape with Kim Kardashian (Copyright: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

A source told The Sun: “As soon as Jonathan found out about Ray J’s pay packet he demanded a bigger fee. What he wanted for two days was more than some of the contestants are getting for a four week stint.

“As well as the £200,000, Jonathan wanted gourmet prepared Michelin star meals, his own bedroom, a masseuse and access to a minder at all times. It all got way too out of hand and in the end the bosses simply retracted his provisional contract.”

En route: Jonathan Cheban revealed he was travelling to the UK on social media (Copyright: Twitter/JonathanCheban)

This isn’t the first time that the 42-year-old socialite has made some remarkable requests as he previously asked for a private jet, personal driver and luxury hotel room for the duration of his filming schedule on E4’s ‘Celebs Go Dating.’

An insider said at the time: “Jonathan will be the highest profile star on the reality show and securing someone of his calibre comes at a cost and a certain amount of expectations on the show’s producers.”

Eek! With or without Jonathan, Celebrity Big Brother continues tonight on Channel 5 from 9PM.