After frenzied speculation as to why Stormy didn't appear on the show, Big Brother insisted she had demanded to appear on the programme only on launch night.
In a statement last night, presenter Rylan Clark-Neal said: "As you can imagine Big Brother was thrilled and excited by Stormy's potential for the house.
However five hours before the live show Stormy informed us that she wanted to simply appear on launch night and then leave.
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) August 17, 2018
So Big Brother tried to work out a fair compromise with her, but in the end, for Big Brother, launch night is about housemates moving in to the house, not about celebrities pulling out.
THe reports that Stormy asked for more money are completely false and reports that Big Brother sought to control Stormy to achieve a specific outcome are also completely false.
We had her, she changed her mind, and she went. No housemate is bigger than Big Brother.
Stormy had also cancelled an appearance on Loose Women on Friday because of a 'legal situation' involving a "custody development" with her daughter.