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'Celebrity Big Brother' 2016 Line-Up: Saira Khan And Ricky Norwood Among New Rumoured Contestants

A 'Loose Woman' and an 'EastEnders' star are set for the house.

27/07/2016 10:43 | Updated 28 July 2016
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Saira Khan and Ricky Norwood

With less than 48 hours to go until the new series of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ kicks off, more names have been rumoured for the show. 

Loose Women’ star Saira Khan and former ‘EastEnders’ actor Ricky Norwood are on a new list of names the Daily Star claims will be entering the house on Thursday (28 July) night.

Shamed radio presenter James Whale and ‘Storage Hunters UK’ star Colin Newell also appear on the leaked line-up. 

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James Whale and Colin Newell

Get to know them a little better:

  • Saira Khan, who first found fame on ‘The Apprentice’, hit headlines earlier this year, when she claimed she would let her husband sleep with another woman, having lost her appetite for sex. 
  • Ricky Norwood played Arthur ‘Fatboy’ Chubb on ‘EastEnders’ for five years until his character was killed off last Christmas in a shock storyline
  • James Whale was accused of racial abuse on Radio Kent, before being fired by TalkSport in 2008 for breaching impartiality rules by telling people to vote for Boris Johnson in that year’s London mayoral elections. He was later dropped from London station LBC in 2013.
  • Colin Newell appears on the UK version of hit US show ‘Storage Hunters’, and is known for his intense rivalry with Sean Kelly, as the pair rummage for hidden treasures in lock-ups.

The foursome join previously rumoured contestants, ‘80s popstar Samantha Fox, ‘X Factor’ contestant Katie Waissel, ‘Geordie Shore’ star Marnie Simpson, Mob Wives’ Renee Graziano, US singer and model Aubrey O’Day and ‘X Factor’ wannabe-turned-millionaire-business tycoon Chloe Khan.

TOWIE’ regular Lewis Bloor, national treasure Christopher Biggins, Arianna Grande’s brother Frankie, Anthea Turner’s ex-husband Grant Bovey and ‘Ex On The Beach’ hunk and Vicky Pattison’s ex, Stephen Bear, are also on the list of potential housemates.

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Katie Waissel, Sam Fox and Christopher Biggins

However, this new list of names differs to the ‘leaked’ line-up published by The Sun on Tuesday, as it does not include ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ actress 
Helen Lederer and ‘Bounty Hunter’ star Beth Chapman.

A Channel 5 spokesperson refused to comment on the rumours, stating: “We don’t comment on rumour or speculation.”

The full-line up will only be confirmed when Emma Willis officially welcomes the celebs on launch night. 

The winner of the latest civilian series of ‘Big Brother’ was crowned on Tuesday night, with Jason Burrill walking out of the house as the surprise champion. 

‘Celebrity Big Brother’ begins on Thursday at 9pm on Channel 5. 

Check out more housemate rumours in the gallery below...

'Celebrity Big Brother' 2016: All The Rumoured Housemates

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