Alex Reid has turned down an offer to appear on Ultimate Big Brother.
Over the weekend it was claimed that Katie Price’s husband, who won the final series of Celebrity Big Brother in January, had been offered £75,000 to re-enter the house.
However, the Daily Star reports that Reid has turned this down after producers declined his request that he be allowed to leave the house for five hours every day to train.
The 34-year-old is currently in training for a fight against Tom “Kong” Watson, which will take place on September 25, two weeks after the show ends.
“Alex would have loved to do the show, he enjoyed being in the house so much last time,” a source said.
“But the timing is just impossible and unless they could give Alex time to train then there was no chance.”
They continued: “BB did consider it as they knew he was such a successful housemate but they decided it would be too much.”
A spokesman for Alex confirmed that an offer had been received but added: “Alex is too focused on his fight right now to consider BB.”