Kim Kardashian and Jonathan Cheban
Kim Kardashian shares a selfie with her BFF Jonathan Cheban on Christmas Eve. Instagram/Kim Kardashian West

Jonathan Cheban needs a little more training from his reality star BFF Kim Kardashian. The former PR executive has voluntarily left the “Celebrity Big Brother UK” house, just six days from the start of the season. He cited feelings of anxiety and claustrophobia, as his main reasons for leaving.

“Right now I’m feeling a little bit edgy and claustrophobic. I’m definitely a little bit torn on whether to stay. There’s a point when my mental stability is more important that entertaining,” he said, in the confessional booth called the diary room. reports that he spoke of feeling “suffocated” before finally deciding to prematurely leave the “Celebrity Big Brother” house.

Typically, contestants are voted out of the house, and the last person remaining is declared the winner. Cheban’s departure comes after fellow contestant, Angie Bowie, decided not to leave the house, amid the death of her ex-husband, the legendary rocker, David Bowie.

“I feel like it’s closing in, there’s no room to hide so until I get out of here I’m not going to be calm,’ said Cheban. It appears that he has some pointers to take from Kim Kardashian, who has been living in front of cameras almost daily since 2007. Her family’s reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” is now on Season 11. Cheban is a frequent guest in the show, and has gained worldwide recognition due to his appearances alongside the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

Prior to Cheban’s entry into “Celebrity Big Brother,” reports stated that the Kardashians are afraid that he might spill their family secrets. However, Cheban insisted that Kim and her family trust him completely. Now that he’s out, they can sleep better at night, knowing that he won’t be dishing any juicy details about them on the show.


See you tonight on #CBBBOTS on Channel 5 uk at 11pm for my first. Post Celeb Big Brother interview! _

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