Friends worry the pressure of CBB will be too much for Kerry Katona

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She’s loud, bubbly and always up for a laugh, so it’s hardly surprising Kerry Katona‘s a big character on Celebrity Big Brother.

But days before entering the house, pals say the mum of four was terrified about how the public would react to her.

Friends fear that the bipolar star, who has a history of alcohol and drug abuse, may find the pressure of the BB house too much.

The 30-year-old, who desperately needs the £300,000 appearance fee to save her from drowning in debt, faced her first challenge on the launch night when she had to throw a diva tantrum for a secret mission.

That task wouldn’t have helped,’ says a close pal.

In the lead-up to the show, she was a nervous wreck.

‘She’s not done live TV for a long time and being on TV round the clock’s freaking her out.’

Read the full story about Kerry Katona in Now magazine dated 29 August 2011 – out now!

Now cover 29 August 2011

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