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Stevi Ritchie for CBB?

The X Factor’s Stevi Ritchie will be on the bill for the next season of Celebrity Big Brother, according to reports.

The singing wannabe, who finished sixth on the ITV talent show last year, is all set to join the celebrity version later this year, it has been claimed. He had been hoping to appear on the series which aired earlier this year, but as that didn’t come to fruition he’s set his sights on the next celebrity edition.

“He’s been raring to compete ever since he left the X Factor. And before the last series of CBB he thought it was all going ahead,” a source told British newspaper The Sun. “So it was disappointing for him when plans changed. But now he’s even more determined to go in - and to win. He thinks he stands a good chance too as he’s very confident in his personality.”

Stevi was on the reserve list for the series which featured the likes of Katie Hopkins and Katie Price. Bookmaker Paddy Power even had him down as favourite to win at one point.

But while the singer’s rep declined to comment on the rumours, the Essex star previously admitted he’d be thrilled to enter the famous house.

“That would be amazing. I’d love that so much,” he said.

Stevi was a hit with fans on the last series of the X Factor thanks to his crazy performances and bubbly personality. He’s now dating fellow contestant Chloe-Jasmine Whichello and it seems the father-of-one is head over heels for the blonde.

“We have a crazy connection,” he told Reveal magazine. “She knows me inside out, she's a great girl and I love her immensely.”

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