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Celebrity Big Brother's 13 stars 'confirmed' ahead of launch

Katie Waissel, Marnie Simpson, Aubrey O'Day, Sam Fox and Christopher Biggins are among the line-up for this year's Celebrity Big Brother, The Sun has reported.

Ex The X Factor contestants Katie Waissel and Chloe Mafia will reportedly be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house on Thursday (28Jul16).

The new series of the Channel 5 reality show is shaping up to be one of the best yet, after The Sun newspaper revealed what they claim is the official line-up.

As well as Katie and Chloe, '80s pinup Sam Fox, Danity Kane singer Aubrey O'Day, U.S. reality star Beth Chapman, The Only Way Is Essex star Lewis Bloor, pantomime king Christopher Biggins, Geordie Shore beauty Marnie Simpson, Ex on the Beach troublemaker Stephen Bear, Mob Wives' Renee Graziano, Absolutely Fabulous actress Helen Lederer, Ariana Grande's brother Frankie and Anthea Turner's ex-husband Grant Bovey.

While the 13 names have been confirmed by The Sun, the newspaper adds show bosses are "working overtime" to sign up a few more names to provide some surprises on launch night.

Marnie is no doubt hoping that she will be able to follow in the footsteps of Charlotte Crosby and Scotty T, who both found fame on Geordie Shore before going on to win Celebrity Big Brother. The 24-year-old has hit headlines in the past few years thanks to her love of plastic surgery and celebrity relationships with fellow reality stars including Ricky Rayment and Aaron Chalmers, so bosses are sure to be hoping she hits it off with one of the hunks in the house.

One of those could be Stephen, who formerly enjoyed a romance with a fellow ex Geordie Shore star - Vicky Pattison. The pair had a tumultuous relationship on MTV's reality show Ex on the Beach, which culminated in a bitter war of words on Twitter.

Now Vicky is said to be concerned about just what Stephen is planning to reveal about their former romance.

Meanwhile, Christopher is one of CBB's proudest signings after bosses pursued him for years to appear on the series. According to reports, the flamboyant actor has landed a £150,000 deal for this year's show - drastically more than anyone else entering the house.

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