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11 July 2017, 16:15
Find out which names are rumoured to be entering the house...
The ‘civilian’ series of Big Brother is currently getting thrashed in the ratings by ITV’s Love Island. But there’s light at the end of the tunnel for Channel 5 bosses, as the ever-reliable celebrity version is almost here!
According to The Sun, BB 2017 will limp to an end on July 28th. Then Celebrity Big Brother will kick off on – drumroll please – Tuesday August 1st at 9pm. Exciting news for fans of Z-list meltdowns and Diary Room divadom. Spare a thought though, for the hardest working hosts in showbiz, as Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal will only have six days off in between.
These two will keep the ship afloat. [Picture: Channel 5]
So who will be entering the house this time around? As ever, the rumour mill has thrown up some strange names. It’s a mix of familiar faces, an occasional ‘Oh yeah, it’s WhatsHerFace’ and the odd ‘I’ve never seen that face before in my life.’ Here we go…
She Can't Speak French, but Sarah should bring the drama... [Picture: Twitter]
She was one fifth of the greatest girl group of the Noughties, aka Girls Aloud. Sarah Harding, 35, has also dabbled in the acting world, appearing in the St. Trinian’s film and also in Coronation Street. (But we don’t talk about that). Harding has had her share of struggles in the past, and is said to having doubts about returning to the spotlight. But with a lucrative deal on the table, will Big Brother soon 'Call The Shots' for Sarah?
The less said about that tattoo, the better. [Picture: Twitter]
The former holiday rep, 25, is from Cardiff and has appeared on several reality shows. Magaluf Weekender, Ibiza Weekender, Ex On The Beach – this boy loves the cameras. He also dated, and was once engaged to, TOWIE star Megan McKenna, who has also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother. (OK, now we need a Venn diagram).
But there may be a fly in the ointment for Jordan…
His left leg is feeling left out on the tattoo front. [Picture: Twitter]
The multi-tattooed TOWIE regular, 28, who recently hit back at bizarre claims that he’d had an eye transplant, also dated Megan McKenna. If he’s also in the house, it’s no doubt because producers are expecting ‘fireworks’ with Jordan. (Angry fireworks, not romantic ones. Although that would be a good twist).
Fabulous, sweetie! [Picture: GETTY]
The Absolutely Fabulous star and comedian, 62, has also appeared on Hollyoaks in recent years. She’s reportedly signed a £300,000 deal to appear on CBB, but she was meant to appear on last summer’s series, but was a no-show. We hope Helen does take the plunge this time, because she’d be great value!
Other names in the frame include a possible return for ex-Ex On The Beach star (and former CBB winner) Stephen Bear; TOWIE’s Bobbi Norris and 80s pop sensation and Simon Cowell sidekick Sinitta. (Please please please let that last one happen).