With just days to go before the new series of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, the full line-up has reportedly been leaked.
The Daily Star claim to have obtained the list of the 16 stars who will be entering the famous house when the 17th series of the Channel 5 reality show kicks off on Tuesday (5 January).
Despite previously denying she would be taking part, it appears troubled former ‘EastEnders’ actress Danniella Westbrook will be a housemate, and will be joined by her close friend, former ‘X Factor’ contestant Christopher Maloney.
After failing on ‘I’m A Celebrity’, Gemma Collins also looks set to take on another reality show, with her place in the house said to be confirmed, along with ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional Kristina Rihanoff, Liza Minnelli's ex-husband David Gest, and former WAG Nancy Dell’Olio.
Also said to be on the line-up are ‘Geordie Shore’ star Scotty T, David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie, sacked ‘Hollyoaks’ star Stephanie Davis, former ‘EastEnders’ star John Partridge, ‘Ex On The Beach’ contestant Megan McKenna, ex-Mr Ireland Jeremy McConnell Cooke and former Ukip member Winston McKenzie.
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Completing the line-up is said to be actor Darren Day, Kim Kardashian’s best friend Jonathan Cheban and US reality star Tiffany Pollard.
It was previously reported that Kris Jenner was trying to block Jonathan from appearing on the show, worried that he would spill secrets about the famous family.
Former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional Ola Jordan was also thought to be taking part, but she denied rumours on Twitter on Saturday, tweeting: “Lots of people have been saying I'm going into the @bbuk house. I can assure you I am NOT. However I will be watching.”
Prince Andrew’s former girlfriend Koo Stark was also said to have pulled out of appearing, at the last minute.
However, the identity of this year’s housemates will not be confirmed until they enter the house on launch night.
Discussing this year’s line-up, host Emma Willis teased last month: “I do think this is one of the strongest we've ever had. When we had Lee Ryan and Jim Davidson, everyone said, 'This is the peak, it can't get better than this'. But they just keep matching it or doing even better with every series. They are so fantastic at getting the right types of people.
“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.”
‘Celebrity Big Brother’ kicks off on Tuesday at 9pm on Channel 5.