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Celebrity Big Brother is planning a controversial change to the upcoming series that’ll see the stars living with ‘regular’ housemates.
The infamous house will be split in two this May, with half of it being occupied by famous faces and half of it with normal every day folk.
A Channel Five insider tells Now: ‘We’re planning on really mixing up the regular series this time by chucking in a load of celebs too and splitting the house up. The producers have been approaching people from Gogglebox, TOWIE and Ex On The Beach and have some great names lined up.’
The source also adds: ‘There has been some behind the scenes conflict as to whether the celebrities will be getting paid as the regular housemates won’t have any kind of fee. Some are happy to appear for free to raise their profile, but some are being quite demanding.’
This isn’t the first time Big Brother has tried this. In 2007, Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack was created to boost ratings, then in 2010, memorable contestants from Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother appeared in Ultimate Big Brother.
Rumoured stars set to take part so far are Gogglebox’s Stephen Webb and Chris Steed, X Factor’s Lauren Murray, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley. It’s also been reported that Ben Innes, the 26-year-old that went viral after taking a selfie the EgyptAir hijacker, has also been approached – along with 23-year-old convicted drug mule Michaella McCollum, who became a national talking point as one half of ‘the peru two.’
Who would you like to see enter?