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'Celebrity Big Brother' 2016 Line-Up: Who Are The Rumoured Contestants For 'Gold Stars vs. New Stars'?

Some of these rumoured contestants might look awfully familiar...

29/11/2016 12:20 | Updated 3 days ago

‘Celebrity Big Brother’ is planning a huge twist for this January’s series, which will see two groups of contestants pitted against one another.

Following the success of their ‘UK vs. USA’ theme back in the summer series of 2014, producers are once again dividing the new crop of celebrities, and some of them might appear more familiar to you than usual.

That’s because this time around, the theme is reportedly ‘Gold Stars vs. New Stars’, which will see a new batch of famous contestants battling it out against some former stars from the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ hall of fame.

Rumours have now begun about both which ‘New Stars’ will be having their first roll of the ‘CBB’ dice, as well as the ‘Gold Stars’ set to head through those famous doors for the second time, and here are just some of the contestants tipped to be taking part...

  • Gold Stars
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    Who is it?
    Heidi and Spencer Pratt

    Famous for...?
    Appearing on 'The Hills' a decade ago, getting loads of plastic surgery, collecting crystals and then rowing with Rylan Clark on 'CBB' in 2013.

    Where has the rumour come from?
    In an interview with Complex last year, Spencer said the couple "may be doing 'Celebrity Big Brother All Star'". Since then, the Daily Star has reported the pair have "devised a secret strategy" to win the show.
  • New Stars
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    Who is it?
    Malika Haqq

    Famous for...?
    Being a konfidante to the Kardashians (but it's Khloé she especially 'Keeps Up With').

    Where has the rumour come from?
    Back in September, the Daily Star named Malika as a possible housemate, with a source saying: "If Malika ends up going in she’s likely to reveal plenty about [the Kardashian sisters].

    "Malika is a shoulder to cry on for Khloe and regularly spends time with the entire Kardashian family."
  • Gold Stars
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    Who is it?
    Calum Best

    Famous for...?
    Being footballer George Best's son, and then going on every reality TV show that would have him, including 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2015.

    Where has the rumour come from?
    A source told the Daily Star that 'CBB' bosses had roped in Calum in a bid to make it the "sexiest series ever", adding: "Calum was an easy choice. 

    "They already have a host of good looking girls lined-up and they think Calum would be perfect for them."
  • New Stars
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    Who is it?
    Bianca Gascoigne

    Famous for...?
    Being footballer Paul Gascoigne's son, and being the female winner of 'Love Island' in 2006, which also saw possible 'CBB' housemate Calum Best crowned male winner.

    Where has the rumour come from?
    MailOnline reports that she's signed up, with an insider claiming: "She’s also feisty and willing to speak her mind and stick up for herself. Bianca can be sweet, but she’s not a walkover."
  • Gold Stars
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    Who is it?
    Perez Hilton

    Famous for...?
    Slagging celebrities off on the internet (imagine!), rubbing his bum on a mirror in the 'CBB' garden and penning the 2015 ear-worm, "it's the Perez shoooow".

    Where has the rumour come from?
    He may have been irritating as hell, but surely Channel 5 couldn't not include him, right? Even if he hasn't spoken very favourably about the show since he left.
  • New Stars
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    Who is it?
    Sam Thompson

    Famous for...?
    Winding everyone up on 'Made In Chelsea'.

    Where has the rumour come from?
    In an interview with his 'Made In Chelsea' castmates, Sam admitted to AOL Build Series LDN that he'd enjoy a stint in the 'CBB' house, spurred on by former housemate Stephanie Pratt.
  • Gold Stars
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    Who is it?
    James Jordan

    Famous for...?
    His natural-looking tan. No, but seriously, he was the controversial 'Strictly Come Dancing' pro who wound up being one of the show's biggest social media critics.

    Where has the rumour come from?
    An insider tells The Sun that James is getting a "six-figure deal" to re-enter the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house, having last appeared in summer 2014.
  • New Stars
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    Who is it?
    Karthik Nagesan

    Famous for...?
    Being the only light in an otherwise dull series of 'The Apprentice'.

    Where has the rumour come from?
    It seems a 'CBB' line-up isn't complete without a former 'Apprentice' star (it didn't work out too badly for Luisa Zissman, Katie Hopkins or James Hill, did it?)

    Teasing a potential 'CBB' appearance, he told Digital Spy: "I've had calls here and there, nothing concrete, but we'll see what the world brings out for me after ['The Apprentice']."
  • Gold Stars
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    Who is it?
    Katie Hopkins

    Famous for..?
    Saying she doesn't like it when people name their children after geographical locations, then being reminded her own daughter is called India. There's other stuff too, but that's our favourite.

    Where has the rumour come from?
    Katie is one of the stars who turned her public profile around the most thanks to 'Celebrity Big Brother', so it was no surprise when hers was one of the first mentioned when the 'Gold Stars vs. New Stars' theme was first teased.
  • New Stars
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    Who is it?
    Bratavio

    Famous for..?
    Having a row about chicken or something on 'The X Factor'.

    Where has the rumour come from?
    Them, unsurprisingly. After being the first group kicked off this year's 'X Factor', they publicly reached out to 'CBB' producers to put them in the house. Which we're sure they will, provided they can't get Honey G, that is.
  • Gold Stars
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    Who is it?
    Nick Bateman

    Famous for..?
    Becoming a national hate figure when he wrote down who he said was going to nominate on a bit of paper in 'Big Brother' back in 2000, which all seems a bit silly 16 years later.

    Where has the rumour come from?
    According to the Sunday People: "Obviously bosses hope Nick will return to his underhand tactics and cause controversy all over again.“Even 16 years after the first series, fans of the show will remember his performance – he’s one of the all time stars of the show."

    We kind of hope he's not involved, though - if they're going to pull off 'Gold Stars vs. All Stars' they surely need to keep it to just former 'CBB' stars, right?
  • Gold Stars
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    Who is it?
    Angelique Morgan, but you can call her Frenchy.

    Famous for..?
    Throwing a load of rice around the 'Celebrity Big Brother' kitchen and cutting up Leslie Jordan's pants.

    Where has the rumour come from?
    The Daily Star reported that Channel 5 has made her an offer, and she's planning to create even more "havoc" this time around. God help us all.
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