06/06/2016 12:12 BST

'Big Brother' 2016 Line Up: Katie Waissel And Natalie Rowe Among The Housemates?

The new series is almost here.

‘Big Brother’ viewers might notice a few familiar faces among this year’s housemates, when the new series kicks off on Tuesday (7 June).

No, we’re not talking about Nikki Grahame making a return to the house (although, let’s face it, that could be coming at any moment), but ‘X Factor’ singer Katie Waissel, who has been tipped to be putting in an appearance.

According to the Daily Star, producers are keen to throw a few minor celebs into the line-up of the regular series this year, off the back of the success ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ has had since moving to Channel 5.

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Katie Waissel

An insider claimed: “Celebrity Big Brother always gets bigger ratings, so bosses thought getting a few reality stars for the ‘normal’ series is more likely to make for a bigger talking point and push viewing figures up.”

Katie is best remembered for her time on the seventh series of ‘X Factor’ in 2010, where she divided viewers with her unique performance style, particularly when she landed a place in the live shows ahead of Gamu Nhengu.

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Katie on 'The X Factor' in 2010

She’s tipped to be joined in the ‘BB’ house by model Laura Carter and Natalie Rowe, the former sex worker who has made a string of claims about Chancellor George Osborne, after being photographed with him years prior.

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Natalie Rowe
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