Speculation mounts over identity of the housemates

Ex Sugababe Mutya Buena and Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton are said to be among the women entering Celebrity Big Brother.

Glamour model Lucy Pinder, 24, Loose Women‘s Sherrie Hewson, 58, and former model Paula Hamilton, 47, are also tipped to be joining the show.

It has been reported that rumoured housemate Cliff Richard, 68, has pulled out of the series.

Celebrity Big Brother begins on 2 January 2009 on Channel 4

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Holly Arnold