Kim Kardashian’s BFF, Jonathan Cheban, Won’t Leave ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ For Kim

Kim Kardashian and Jonathan Cheban have been BFF since forever, but that doesn’t mean Jonathan always listens to the Kardashians. According to the Daily Mirror, Cheban is heading off to England’s “most famous house in the land” in the next few days, and Kim and momager Kris Jenner don’t want him to.

While Cheban, 41, seems to be looking forward to his “rumoured stint” with Celebrity Big Brother, Kim and Kris want him to pull out of the British reality TV show. Jonathan doesn’t agree, but he’s not upset with Kris over it. He arrived in London, England, wearing a Kris Jenner T-shirt that the Daily Mirror describes as “one of the best T-shirts we’ve seen in a long time.” OK! Magazine reports that when he got off the flight from Los Angeles, he “covered his eyes” with dark glasses, but let people get a look at the T-shirt. “Hello this place!” he tweeted.

Jonathan has a small part in Kim’s reality hit, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and for the 41-year-old star, doing Celebrity Big Brother is a chance to have some fun. The Kardashians are afraid that part of that fun might include talking too much, or more specifically, talking too much about Kardashian family secrets.

At the Kardashian “star-studded festive” Christmas Eve party, Kris, and daughter Kim, decided to have a chat with Kim’s BFF about his Celebrity Big Brother appearance. The two Kardashian women were hoping to talk him out of starring on the show.

Kris even told Jonathan that she’d be willing to give Cheban a “bigger part” in her KUWTK show if he’d agree to pull out of Celebrity Big Brother. A source told the Daily Mirror that Kim and Kris had a “heartfelt chat” and they vowed to make him more important on the show.

“Kim and her mum took Jonathan to one side and had a heartfelt chat, promising to make him a bigger character on their show with more ­prominent storylines.”

Although Jonathan has lots of scenes in KUWTK, Kim was hoping that the extra screen time would be “more of an incentive not to do Celebrity Big Brother.

The Kardashians may have good reason to be worried. A source recently said that CBB “bosses” are hoping that Jonathan will be “outspoken,” and won’t be afraid to share some hot gossip on the Kardashian clan. Celebrity Big Brother would especially like it if Jonathan dishes on Kim and Kanye West.

“Jonathan has a unique insight into the world’s most famous couple.”

Judging by Jonathan’s travel itinerary, and the rumours flying around, Kris Jenner’s persuasive powers just weren’t enough to convince Jonathan. He’s staying put in England for now.

Kris isn’t only concerned about Kardashian family secrets going public; she’s also worried about the way CBB will “portray” Cheban.

“They’re also worried about how he’ll be portrayed and how interactions with gobby British housemates will go down.”

If the rumors are true, the other stars in the house with Jonathan could include “dancing beauty Kristina Rihanoff, former The Only Way Is Essex loudmouth Gemma Collins, and Prince Andrew’s ex-girlfriend Koo Stark.” There’s no official confirmation from CBB itself, and England’s Channel 5 insists that the list of names fans are talking about for the show is “pure speculation.”

However the Big Brother show works out for the Kardashians, Jonathan is having a blast in London right now.

[Photo by Evan Agostini/Associated Press]