18/12/2015 06:28 GMT | Updated 18/12/2015 06:59 GMT

'Celebrity Big Brother': 2016: John Partridge 'Signs Up For New Series'

John Partridge has become the latest star slated to be putting in an appearance on the new series of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’.


We’re now just weeks away from the live launch of this January’s series, with rumours continuing to swirl about which stars will be calling the Borehamwood bungalow home.

The former ‘EastEnders’ actor and West End star is now reported to have signed up, with a source telling the Daily Star: “John is outspoken and will speak as he finds. He will certainly shake things up.”

John Partridge

John is no stranger to reality television, having finished in third place in the gymnastics-based series, ‘Tumble’, last year.

He also acted as a judge on ‘Over The Rainbow’, the search to find a Dorothy for the West End production of ‘The Wizard Of Oz’.

Interestingly, Stephanie Davis - who has also been tipped to be taking part in ‘CBB’ - was also a contestant on ‘Over The Rainbow’, finishing in seventh place.

Other stars to have been rumoured for the new series include ex-soap actress Danniella Westbrook, former ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ cast member Gemma Collins and rapper Vanilla Ice.

Emma Willis recently said of the upcoming line-up: “I do think this is one of the strongest we've ever had... there are a couple in there that I was so excited about, purely because of my own love of them in the past. Aside from people you may have loved in the past, there are just some great characters who I think will give TV gold.”

Check out the full list of rumoured housemates below...

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