Here's everything you need to know about the rumoured Celebrity Big Brother housemates


The Celebrity Big Brother line-up for the new series has reportedly been leaked.

The show has barely finished sweeping up the confetti from the last series, but among the 13 rumoured contestants ready to enter are a former X Factor hopeful, an 80s glamour model and the half-brother of a US pop star.

Little is known about the theme of this year's CBB (Channel 5)
Little is known about the theme of this year's CBB (Channel 5)

This year's bunch have a seasoned history of reality shows behind them.

Let's take a look at who might be calling the house home for next four weeks.

Sam Fox

Sam Fox (Yui Mok/PA)
Sam Fox (Yui Mok/PA)

Former glamour model Sam Fox was a page 3 regular in the 1980s before she became a singer. Her debut single Touch Me (I Want Your Body), reached number one in 17 countries

In August 2015 she lost her long term partner Myra Stratton to cancer.

The couple had previously appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap and Sam, 50, has competed in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here and Celebrity Come Dine With Me.

 Marnie Simpson

Marnie Simpson (Ian West/PA)
Marnie Simpson (Ian West/PA)

Marnie Simpson is best known as a cast member of reality show Geordie Shore.

She will be the third star of the programme to enter the Big Brother house, after Scotty T and Charlotte Crosby both won their respective series.

She was previously engaged to The Only Way Is Essex star Ricky Rayment and has recently split up with her Geordie Shore co-star Aaron Chalmers.

 Lewis Bloor

Lewis Bloor (Ian West/PA)
Lewis Bloor (Ian West/PA)

Former star of The Only Way Is Essex Lewis Bloor, 26, wreaked havoc on the reality show, getting in arguments with cast members and kissing multiple girls including Sam Faiers, Nicole Bass, Lauren Pope, Chloe Lewis and Kate Wright - many of whom had boyfriends at the time.

The reality show veteran, who is a fitness fanatic, is no stranger to arguments in front of cameras.

 Stephen Bear

Ex On The Beach star Stephen Bear, 25, is another reality show regular, and is the former flame of Geordie Shore and Loose Women star Vicky Pattison.

He was recently reportedly dating Lillie Lexie Greg, the ex of Geordie Shore star Gaz Beadle and frequently shares nude or topless photos of himself on his social media.

Katie Waissel

Katie Waissel (Yui Mok/PA)
Katie Waissel (Yui Mok/PA)

Controversial X Factor hopeful Katie Waissel starred in the 2010 series of the singing competition.

She eventually came seventh in the show after a rocky auditioning process that saw judge Simon Cowell dismiss her song choice and her fail to remember the lyrics to her second option.

She was frequently in the bottom two of the public vote but survived four final showdowns before she was eliminated.

In September 2012 the singer, 30, married male model Brad Alphonso but announced they had split after two months of marriage. In 2015, she married comedian Brian Moote.

Christopher Biggins

Christopher Biggins (Ian West/PA)
Christopher Biggins (Ian West/PA)

Pantomime regular Christopher Biggins first found fame in sitcoms Porridge, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em but is best known to younger audiences for winning I'm A Celebrity in 2007.

He has also been on reality shows including Come Dine with Me and MasterChef.

Christopher, 67, has also appeared in numerous pantomimes as the dame but has said he feels he is nearing the end of that part of his career.

Renee Graziano

Renee Graziano (Brian Ach/AP/PA)
Renee Graziano (Brian Ach/AP/PA)

Renee Graziano is best known to American audiences for her role in reality show Mob Wives. The show follows the lives of New Jersey women connected to the mob either through family or marriage. 

She starred on the show for six years before quitting and frequently argued with many of the other women. In 2013, she was admitted to rehab to help her deal with addiction problems.

Renee, 48, was close friends with her co-star Angela "Big Ang" Raiola who was forced to withdraw from last summer's series of CBB after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Grant Bovey

Grant Bovey and Anthea Turner (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Grant Bovey and Anthea Turner (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The ex-husband of Anthea Turner, Grant Bovey was declared bankrupt in 2010 before Anthea divorced him after he had an affair.

In 2003 he set up his property business called Imagine Homes, rumoured at one point to have been worth £100 million, before it went into administration in 2008 owing a reported £50 million.

Anthea appeared on the very first series of CBB in 2001.

 Aubrey O'Day

Aubrey O'Day (Matt Sayles/AP/PA)
Aubrey O'Day (Matt Sayles/AP/PA)

Former Danity Kane singer Aubrey O'Day, 32, was the breakout star of reality show Making The Band 3 but was fired from the group in 2008 after a row with mentor P Diddy.

She reunited with them in 2013 and is now a member of duo Dumblonde and has recently enjoyed a high profile romance with Jersey Shore star Pauly D after they both starred in Famously Single.

Frankie Grande

Frankie Grande (Jordan Strauss/AP/PA)
Frankie Grande (Jordan Strauss/AP/PA)

The older half brother of pop superstar Ariana Grande, Frankie, 33, recently starred on the American version of Big Brother and has a huge social media following.

He is also a musical theatre star and television personality.

Helen Lederer

Helen Lederer (Ian West/PA)
Helen Lederer (Ian West/PA)

Comedian, actress and writer Helen Lederer, 61, is best known for her role as Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous.

She has also appeared in French and Saunders, Bottom and Girls on Top and starred opposite Kelly Brook on stage in Calendar Girls.

She was eliminated in the first round of celebrity diving show Splash! in 2013 and has also appeared on Celebrity MasterChef, Loose Women and Countdown.

Chloe Khan

Appearing on The X Factor in 2010 under the name Chloe Mafia, Chloe  found herself quickly dubbed one of the show's "most controversial contestants ever" when she was exposed in a Sunday newspaper taking drugs and working as a call girl.

After being booted off the ITV show for turning up to auditions straight from a night of partying, the aspiring singer has reinvented herself as a Playboy model and owner of a successful webcam business after boosting her chest size to a 32HH.

Chloe, 25, who has previously dated Spearmint Rhino founder John Gray, will be leaving behind her daughter Destiny, who she had when she was 17, to enter the house.

Beth Chapman

Beth Chapman and husband Dog (Wade Payne/AP/PA)
Beth Chapman and husband Dog (Wade Payne/AP/PA)

The no-nonsense wife of US star Dog the Bounty Hunter will hold little truck with her housemates' diva antics after eight series catching criminals on the cult reality show.

The fearsome 49-year-old blonde became Colorado's then-youngest licensed bail bondman at the age of 29 - a title now usurped by her daughter - at the same time as becoming the fifth wife of Dog, real name Duane Chapman, after meeting him at 19.

Beth has not always been the show's first choice: her husband had been due to star in Celebrity Big Brother himself in 2012, but was denied a visa to the UK because of a 1976 murder conviction.

Celebrity Big Brother starts on Channel 5 on Thursday at 9pm.