07/06/2016 12:26 BST

'Big Brother' 2016 Line-Up Rumours: Who Has Been Tipped To Be A 'BB' Housemate This Year?

A brand new series is almost upon us.

It’s so close we can almost smell the Lynx Africa from here - the ‘Big Brother’ house is almost ready to throw open its doors for another year, with a whole new batch of contestants waiting in the wings to enter the house tonight (7 June).

And while it’s not a ‘Celebrity’ series, a number of the housemates who have been rumoured to be on this year’s line-up have already been in the public eye for one reason or another.

True, they might not be as famous as glitzy ‘CBB’ entrants like Jeremy McConnell, Chloe Goodman and (your favourite A-lister and ours) Frenchy Morgan, but you might just recognise one or two of the line-up.

Here are some of the housemates it's been claimed could be putting in an appearance…

Alex Cannon

Famous for: Being Vicky Pattison’s right-hand man on ‘Judge Geordie’

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A source told the Daily Star: “Katie will make for compelling viewing because she is such a character. She is bound to divide opinion just like she did on The X Factor.”

Unfortunately, Katie’s rep has since dismissed the rumours.

Natalie Rowe

Famous for: A notorious snap with George Osborne

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Digital Spy have listed her among this year’s potential ‘BB’ stars.

Emma Willis returns to host this year’s ‘BB’ live launch on Tuesday night (7 June), at 9pm on Channel 5.

As you can see below, a lot of last year’s housemates had also previously tried their hand at the fame game...

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