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'Celebrity Big Brother' 2016: Nancy Dell'Olio And Kim Kardashian's BFF Jonathan Cheban 'Sign Up For New Series'

16/12/2015 13:14 GMT | Updated 21/12/2015 15:59 GMT

Nancy Dell'Olio has reportedly signed up for the upcoming series of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, but she isn’t the only new star whose name has been linked with a ‘CBB’ appearance.

According to the Daily Star, Nancy is set to earn a “six-figure sum” for her stint in the Channel 5 show, which kicks off against next month.

For those unfamiliar, Nancy is best known for her high-profile romance with former England manager Sven Goran-Eriksson, but has since landed herself a string of TV appearances, including a brief stint on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

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We want Nancy Dell'Olio in the 'CBB' house and we want it now

Kim Kardashian’s right-hand man, Jonathan Cheban, is also rumoured to have landed a spot in the Borehamwood bungalow.

An insider tells The Sun: “Bosses have been hoping to land a member of the Kardashian family's inner circle for years, and now they've finally got one.”

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Jonathan and Kim in Cannes last year

To the average person on the street, Jonathan probably isn’t a familiar face, but fans of ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ will no doubt recognise him from appearances on the E! reality show.

Jonathan is typically always there to offer Kim advice and support, and generally be there for her (in other words, yes, he hangs around her telling her whatever it is she wants to hear).

The source continues: "Jonathan has had many offers from other reality TV shows in the past but has always turned them down out of respect for Kim.

"Now she's given her his blessing and the entire family are going to be backing him the whole way."

Other stars slated to be on the line-up include Gemma Collins, Darren Day and Ola Jordan, who recently announced she was quitting ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

Presenter Emma Willis said of this January’s batch of celebrity housemates: "I do think this is one of the strongest we've ever had. When we had Lee Ryan and Jim Davidson, everyone said, 'This is the peak, it can't get better than this'. But they just keep matching it or doing even better with every series. They are so fantastic at getting the right types of people.

“There are a couple in there that I was so excited about, purely because of my own love of them in the past. Aside from people you may have loved in the past, there are just some great characters who I think will give TV gold.”

‘Celebrity Big Brother’ launches on 5 January, at 9pm on Channel 5.