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Eamonn Holmes could join celebrity spin-off

By Lucy Mapstone

Published 27/07/2016

Eamonn Holmes, also inset right, and Ruth Langsford on This Morning
Eamonn Holmes, also inset right, and Ruth Langsford on This Morning

Eamonn Holmes has hinted that he may be going into the Celebrity Big Brother house.

He sparked speculation over a possible appearance in the new series of the Channel 5 reality TV programme while presenting This Morning.

The 56-year-old, from Belfast, teased: "Celebrity Big Brother starts this week, so I'll not be seeing you next week. I can't say more than that."

The broadcaster has been setting TV screens alight this week with an apparently new wardrobe of vibrantly coloured suits, including a pale violet number on Monday and a powder blue suit on Tuesday.

Holmes has previously indicated that 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 the spin-off programme Big Brother's Bit On The Side earlier this year.

The new series of Celebrity Big Brother starts on Thursday evening. Christopher Biggins, Page Three icon Sam Fox and Absolutely Fabulous actor-comedienne Helen Lederer are rumoured to be among those taking part this year.

In the most recent series, stars including soap actress Danniella Westbrook and US producer David Gest took part.

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