TV: Stormy Daniels explains why she has pulled out of Celebrity Big Brother.

Porn star Stormy Daniels has confirmed she has pulled out of Celebrity Big Brother, detailing custody issues as the reason.

In a bizarre twist, the actress spoke to Loose Women presenter Jane Moore  in an off-air interview, which Moore later related to viewers.

Moore said “So this is obviously her side of the story. She says that late last night she was due to go on Celebrity Big Brother. Late last night, and she showed me the emails on her phone, there was a custody development involving her daughter in America. She’s in the middle of a divorce.

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“All she wants to say is there was a custody development – she showed me the official email proving that – and she suddenly thought, ‘I’ve got this situation, I can’t commit.’

“She said, ‘Being a mother comes first.’”

Daniels also told Moore she had offered to go onto last night's CBB launch show to explain to viewers why she had pulled out, but Producers refused her offer.

The events have been a disaster for Channel 5, who pitched the entire series around a "stormy" theme and even built a White House within the garden in preparation for her arrival.

Celebrity Big Brother makers Endemol have a light riding on this series as well, with Channel 5 waiting to see what viewing figures it pulls in before making a decision on whether or not to axe the show.

Celebrity Big Brother continues tonight at 9pm on Channel 5.