Nicola McLean 'almost backed out' of Celebrity Big Brother
Nicola McLean almost quit 'Celebrity Big Brother' just hours before it was due to air after losing all "confidence" in the show.
The 35-year-old television personality first entered the 'Big Brother' house in 2012 and described the experience as the "worst experience" of her life, and sources now claim that her "awful" time in the house five years ago led her to "almost back out" of returning to the show.
A source explained: "Nicola completely lost her confidence and almost backed out of 'CBB' at the last minute.
"Last time she was on the show, she had an awful time with some of her housemates, and she is scared it could happen again."
The blonde beauty - who is taking part in the new All Stars and New Stars version of the series which pits past housemates against house newbies - reportedly had to be talked into going back onto the show by her husband, Tom Williams.
The source added: "Everyone has fully supported her and convinced her to go back into the 'CBB' house after the awful experience that she had in there the last time.
"Nicola has stepped out of the public eye for the last two years after a lot of difficult personal problems.
"She made a decision not to go to celeb events or speak to the press so that she could give her marriage a proper chance under normal circumstances."
And sources also suggest that Nicola's two sons, Rocky, 10, and Striker, six, also played a part in her worries about returning to the reality show.
The insider told The Sun Online: "She has loved being an 'at home mum' and going back into the CBB house has taken every ounce of courage that she has.
"She is a full time 'soccer mum' and is always at her two sons' football trying sessions and matches.
"Nicola loves hanging out with like-minded mums and she's been reluctant to step back into the spotlight."
Despite her worries, Nicola entered the infamous house on Tuesday (03.01.17)