'Celebrity Big Brother': Paul Burrell To Enter Channel 5 House As Part Of Royal Family Task

Princess Diana's Former Butler Is Entering The 'CBB' House

Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell is set to enter the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house.

The royal-worker-turned-media-personality will become a houseguest on the Channel 5 reality series, during a special live show tonight (1 September), taking part in the group’s shopping task.

The task will see the house's Brits turned into the Royal Family, while the American housemates wait on them hand and foot, which we're sure Janice Dickinson is going to simply love...

Paul Burrell

Speaking ahead of his entrance, Paul said: "I have met some of the world’s most important people - Kings and Queens, Presidents and First Ladies, movie stars and The Pope. I wasn’t intimidated by them, so I won’t be intimidated by the people in the 'Big Brother' house."

Give it a couple of hours, Paul, and we'll see how "not intimidated" you are then.

He adds: "I know I’m not going to be liked by everyone because no-one is, but I’m not a quitter. I like a challenge. I love people. There are some great characters in this house and there are people who I wouldn’t normally meet in my life."

Paul, who was a footman for Queen Elizabeth II and later butler to Diana before her death in 1997, will stay in the compound over the next few days, teaching the group etiquette as they transform into the Royal Family.

It is the latest in a long-line of reality TV stints for Paul, most famously appearing on ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ in 2004.

He’s also appeared as a judge and trainer on ‘Australian Princess’ in 2005, and the following year he appeared on both ‘Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes’ and ‘Trust Me - I’m A Holiday Rep’.

Paul also came under fire for publishing intimate details about Diana and the rest of the Royal Family in his 2003 memoirs, ‘A Royal Duty’.

‘Celebrity Big Brother’ airs tonight at 9pm on Channel 5.

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