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Celebrity Big Brother line-up 'leaked'

Published 26/07/2016

Will Eamonn Holmes enter the Celebrity Big Brother house?
Will Eamonn Holmes enter the Celebrity Big Brother house?

Anthea Turner's ex-husband Grant Bovey, 80s pop star Sam Fox and Ariana Grande's half-brother Frankie are rumoured to be heading to the Celebrity Big Brother house.

The full line-up for the reality show has reportedly been leaked, with others on the list including Geordie Shore star Marnie Simpson, The Only Way Is Essex's Lewis Bloor and Danity Kane singer Aubrey O'Day.

Channel 5 said it does not comment on speculation about housemates.

Celebrity Big Brother will launch on Thursday, with Emma Willis hosting and Rylan Clark-Neal presenting the Bit On The Side spin-off.

Property magnate Bovey, who has previously been declared bankrupt, was divorced from former Blue Peter presenter Turner last year after 15 years of marriage.

Fox's appearance would follow previous stints on Celebrity Wife Swap, I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! and Celebrity Come Dine With Me.

Frankie Grande, who has a career on Broadway in the US, would hope to enter the house with his half-sister's support.

While Eamonn Holmes previously appeared to hint that he may be going into the Celebrity Big Brother house, his name is not on the "leaked" list.

He sparked speculation over a possible appearance in the new series of the reality TV programme while presenting This Morning.

Holmes, 56, said: "Celebrity Big Brother starts this week - so I'll not be seeing you next week."

He added: "I can't say more than that."

The broadcaster has previously said his wife and This Morning co-host Ruth Langsford does not want him to appear on the fly-on-the-wall series.

"I have been asked to do Celebrity Big Brother and I say to Ruth, 'I don't think we can ignore this now'," he said.

"She is like: 'That is not happening. I am not having people see what you're really like. You and your underwear.'"

Holmes appeared during a live segment on Big Brother's Bit On The Side earlier this year.

In the most recent series, stars including soap actress Danniella Westbrook, Strictly Come Dancing professional Kristina Rihanoff and US producer David Gest took part.

The X Factor's Katie Waissel has been named as part of the rumoured line-up and could be hoping to gain fans with a reality TV appearance.

Waissel failed to win over the audience during her X Factor appearance in 2010 and finished seventh.

She was one of the show's most controversial contestants and did not impress the public, frequently finishing bottom of the public vote.

Waissel would not be the only former X Factor contestant in the house, as fellow reject Chloe Khan is also rumoured to be joining the show.

Also known as Chloe Mafia, she was not successful on the singing show but went on to become a social media personality and glamour model.

Vicky Pattison's ex Stephen Bear is also rumoured to be heading into the house.

I'm A Celebrity champion, Loose Women panellist and former Geordie Shore star Pattison had a tumultuous relationship with Bear after they both appeared on reality show Ex On The Beach.

Former I'm A Celebrity champion Christopher Biggins is also on the list and could be hoping for another reality TV win to add to his collection.

Others on the 13-strong "leaked" list include Mob Wives star Renee Graziano, US reality star Beth Chapman, and Absolutely Fabulous actress Helen Lederer.

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