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Cowell was prepared to pay the former popstar £140,000 to give the show a miss, with friends revealing that Sinitta went against his wishes.
A source close the new celebrity in the jungle said: “They tried to stop Sinitta from entering the jungle but she wasn’t having any of it.”
“She is ready to break away from her Simon tag and wanted to do the TV show to show people that she deserves to step out of his shadow.”
“This is not the first time Sinitta has gone against Simon’s wishes and she suspects he’s not very happy. Sinitta befriends people very quickly and is super-trusting and he may be concerned that she will be too trusting and might get loose-lipped about Simon and his life.”
“It’s not that there is anything Simon wants to hide, it’s just that he likes to keep himself to himself.”
The reports of Cowell offering Sinitta some money not to go in the jungle are wide of the mark according to his representative Max Clifford though.
He revealed: “He has never stopped her doing any television programmes. He is very happy about her being in the jungle as he knows how ambitious she is.”
Elsewhere in the jungle, Sinitta looks set to be joined by another new celebrity this week with Australian model Emily Scott being sent in just days after signing a £30,000 deal.
ITV producers are thought to be keen to tempt TOWIE’s Mark Wright with a young attractive model, despite the Essex boy insisting that he isn’t looking for love in the jungle.