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'Celebrity Big Brother' 2016 Line-Up: Anthea Turner's Ex-Husband Grant Bovey Set To Become Contestant

Former 'Blue Peter' presenter Anthea appeared on the first series in 2001.

14/07/2016 10:54

Anthea Turner’s ex-husband, Grant Bovey, is set to enter the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house. 

The businessman has become the latest star rumoured to be taking part in the new series of the Channel 5 reality show, when it kicks off later this month. 

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Grant Bovey is set to enter the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house

The Sun has reported he’s accepted a £100,000 offer to become a contestant to help with his recent financial troubles, after being made bankrupt in 2010.

A source told the paper: “Grant has never recovered financially since going bankrupt and the ‘Big Brother’ offer was too good to turn down.

“He knows what the show is all about because Anthea went on it just after they got together.”

Anthea appeared on the very first series of ‘CBB’ in 2001, when she was locked up in the house with the likes of Vanessa Feltz, Chris Eubank and eventual winner Jack Dee. 

She and Grant ended their 13 year marriage in 2013, and were eventually granted a divorce last October.

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Grant was there to support Anthea when she was evicted from 'CBB' in 2001

Last year, Anthea appeared on Channel 4 dating show ‘First Dates’ looking for love, and recently revealed she is writing a self-help book to help other divorcees to learn from her “awful” experience. 

Meanwhile, other stars also rumoured to be entering the ‘CBB’ house include rapper Lil Kim, ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ star Helen Lederer, 80s popstar Samantha Fox, ‘Gogglebox’ pair Steven Webb and Chris Steed, ‘Mob Wives’ cast member Renee Graziano, former ‘X Factor’ reject Chloe Mafia, and Ben Innes, best known for taking a photo with a plane hijacker on an EgyptAir plane.

Take a look at the full list of rumours in the gallery below...

'Celebrity Big Brother' 2016: All The Rumoured Housemates

’Celebrity Big Brother’ returns to Channel 5 on 28 July. 

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