21/12/2014 07:55 GMT | Updated 21/12/2014 08:59 GMT

'Celebrity Big Brother' Line-Up: 'Dynasty' Diva Linda Evans 'To Receive £500,000' For 'CBB' Appearance - More Than Kellie Maloney And Katie Hopkins?

Dynasty’ diva Linda Evans is the latest star to be linked with an appearance in the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house, when the new series kicks off on January.


According to reports, Linda - who is best known for her role as Krystle Carrington in the iconic 80s series - has been offered a whopping £500,000 to take part in the show.

If she does arrive in the ‘CBB’ house, this will make her the highest-paid star in the show’s history, ahead of Kellie Maloney, who was thought to have been paid £400,000 for her stint in the reality show this summer.

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Linda Evans

It’s also more than Katie Hopkins was reportedly offered, following rumours she’s also on the line-up for the new series.

A source told The Mirror: “The producers are blowing a lot of their casting budget to secure Linda. They know she’ll be dynamite.

“She will also bring in older viewers who were fans of ‘Dynasty’.”

Emma Willis, who hosts the main show, has already admitted that she’s seen the provisional line-up for this January’s series, praising the “stellar” list of celebrities, and claiming that if there are no changes, then there won’t be any celebrity housemates that viewers aren’t familiar with.

This year’s series will take on a “twisted fairytale” theme, with the house undergoing a makeover straight from a children’s storybook - though it sounds like the housemates won’t be living happily ever after in the Borehamwood bungalow this time around.

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