Lamar Odom turns down massive payday to appear on Celebrity Big Brother and spill secrets of the Kardashians

Posted in 02 August 2018

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The former basketball player and ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian was offered a huge lump sum to star on the upcoming series.

The former NBA player, 38, was lined up to star in the reality show that has a retribution theme this year - after he confessed to having "multiple affairs" behind ex-wife Khloe's back.

Lamar Odom has turned down a massive payday to appear on the upcoming series of Celebrity

A TV source said: "Bosses were really keen on signing Lamar as their star contestant for this year's line-up.

"The upcoming series is all about celebrities facing their demons and there's no better character than Lamar in terms of someone who's gone through a journey of redemption.

"He had a massively successful career as a sportsman and a beautiful wife but it all came crashing down due to his infidelities and drug and drink addictions.

"Lamar was offered a huge fee to take part in the series - but eventually turned down the opportunity."

Bosses were keen to sign the ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian for their redemption themed series but he turned down the offer.

The ex-basketball player was offered a lump sum to star in the show and follow in the footsteps of Khloe's best pal Malika Haqq.

In 2015 Lamar came close to death after he was found unconscious at a brothel following a drugs binge.

Khloe, who divorced Lamar in 2016, said making medical decisions for her ex while he was in a coma was the most emotionally stressful time of her life.

Speaking in 2015 she said: "They told me he had four hours. It's a horrible call to get.

"Having to run these tests or make medical decisions, it's terrifying."