Who's heading into the Celebrity Big Brother house? Ahead of the show kicking off tonight, we take a look at the rumoured line-up...

The new series of Celebrity Big Brother finally kicks off tonight, and the suspense surrounding the show’s celebrity line-up is just about killing us!

Although we won’t know for sure which celebrities are going into the house until the show kicks off at 9pm tonight, we’re pretty confident these familiar (and some not-so-familiar) faces will be packing their cases today…

First up is Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton.

Speaking about her entering the house, a source said: ‘[She] is keen to go in. The only sticking point is money. ‘ Trying to throw us of the scent there, Nat?

If redhead Tash were to enter the house, she’d be following in the footsteps of fellow Kitten Kerry Katona, who finished as runner-up in 2008.

X Factor lovebirds Stevi Ritchie and Chloe-Jasmine are also said to be heading into the legendary house.

Last month a source told The Sun: ‘Stevi and Chloe are both characters in their own right so combined they are double the drama.

And the pair dropped a big hint to suggest they’re signed up earlier this week when they revealed they would impose a SEX BAN if they were to go into the house. TMI, anyone?

But whilst Stevi and Chloe might not be getting down and dirty, Channel 5 bosses are hoping to up the sex factor in the house – by sending in a some porn stars.

‘Queen of Porn’ Jenna Jameson and Teen Mom-turned-sex-tape star Farrah Abraham have both been linked to the show, which should get pulses racing.

A show insider told the Daily Star: ‘This summer will be a sex fest.

‘The producers think by having three porn stars in the house they are guaranteed some action to send ratings sky-high.’

Elsewhere, James Hill – AKA the fittest Apprentice contestant EVER – could be joining this year’s line-up.

A source told The Sun: ‘James might not have won The Apprentice but he was the biggest character.

‘He is cocky, mouthy, won’t ever take no for an answer and he has an eye for the ladies.’

Watch out, ladies of the CBB house!

Joining them as part of the American contingent is Daniel Baldwin, who’s rumoured to be following in brother Stephen’s footsteps by entering the house.

His evangelical bro appeared on the show in 2010, and was the fourth housemate to be evicted – and we imagine Daniel will be aiming to last longer than his sibling did.

American hip hop star Fatman Scoop is also thought to be packing up his belongings and heading into the house – 12 years after his biggest hit, Be Faithful, went to number one in the UK charts.

A source told The Sun: ‘He is a larger-than-life character and bosses hope he will be in the house as well.’

The remaining rumoured contestants include TV presenter and alopecia sufferer Gail Porter, US reality TV star and fashion designer Marc Jacobs’ ex Austin Armacost, and Benidorm actress Sherrie Hewson.

Sherrie would be the latest in a long list of Loose Women stars – including Denise Welch, Carole McGiffin and Nadia Sawalha – to enter the house.

Former Chris Ellison – AKA the guy who used to play DCI Frank Burnside in The Bill – completes the list of suspected housemates, with the star retweeting numerous posts naming him as a housemate. So we’ll take that as confirmation.


Stephanie Wood