The model was one of the former contestants who were unveiled as ‘All Star’ housemates during Tuesday (3 January) night’s launch show.
However, a source has told The Sun Nicola held “crisis talks” with her husband, footballer Tom Williams, prior to her appearance, wanting to back out of a second stint on the Channel 5 reality series.
“Nicola completely lost her confidence and almost backed out of ‘CBB’ at the last minute,” the insider told the paper.
Nicola addressed the problems in her marriage in her introductory VT, after it was revealed Tom had cheated on her in 2015, and it seemed his infidelity caused some of her ‘CBB’ doubts.
The star previously claimed appearing on the 2012 series of ‘CBB’ was “the worst decision of my life”.
Asked why she’d decided to return by host Emma Willis during the live launch show, she made a jibe about former ‘CBB’ presenter, Brian Dowling.
“I’m here because you’re here,” she told Emma.
“Brian Dowling was so crap and horrible to me during my exit interview but I know you’ll be amazing.”
‘Celebrity Big Brother’ continues on Wednesday at 9pm on Channel 5.