Celebrity Big Brother’s Paul Danan has hit back at claims housemates were handing around drugs in the Borehamwood mansion.
The accusation was made by questionable source Trisha Paytas, the loudmouthed YouTuber who quit the show last week.
She made the accusations in a tweet which she quickly deleted. There have never been any scenes suggesting any of the housemates are drug-sharing on the show – and a spokesperson confirmed this was not happening and would never be tolerated.
Paul has admitted that his fellow housemates did use drink to try and numb the experience though.
After being evicted last night alongside Brandi Glanville, he found out what Trisha had said and blasted back: “RUBBISH! Biggest load of BS ever!”
Paul has spoken openly about his own troubled history with drugs so he was quick to shut down any suggestion there were substances being taken in the house.
He also revealed his struggle to avoid booze while locked up in Emma and Rylan’s celebrity fishbowl.
He said: “It’s not easy in there, it’s hard. It was a rollercoaster journey but I feel I was like myself.
“My recovery was so tested, can you imagine you’re sitting and everyone is drinking and you’re not.
“For me, the more it went on, I could see I was doing it and I wasn’t going for a drink – it was empowering me.
“The more I watched them get drunk and how they changed from day to night made me want to stay sober.”
He went on: “I’ve not found it easy to sustain recovery all the time.
“It’s well known about my struggles and it’s well known I’ve been to treatment. And this was my chance to show I was over my demons and I did it – surrounded by booze and people being drunk around me. ”
Paul didn’t shy away from criticising Sarah Harding, who has claimed to be off the drink herself.
Paul claims she’s lying about not drinking and juggles “four cans of booze at once”.
He added: “Big Brother moderates the drink, they either give more or less, depending on what goes on in the day and what’s happening.
“Some people react to it differently. If I had a drink it might have changed me and that’s why I didn’t do it and why I won’t do it.
“People who have addictive tendencies, and the more [alcohol] was there, they thought it could numb whatever was going on.”