The Big Brother 2017 cast of housemates may have some familiar faces, if claims are to be believed.
In recent years Big Brother has (sadly) become known for casting Z-list reality stars in favour of everyday folk.
Last year’s line up saw a number of TV wannabes including Alex Cannon, who had appeared on MTV’s Judge Geordie, and Lateysha Grace, who was on MTV’s The Valleys.
The series also included former BBC Newsreader Andy West, X Factor’s Ryan Ruckledge and actress Laura Carter.
The new show kicks off on Channel 5 this month and rumour has it that show bosses have again been inviting those who have already appeared on TV to audition.
One of them is supposedly Grant Coulson, who claims he’s on this year’s line up which will focus on pairs, as previously rumoured.
Grant, who last year popped up on TLC’s Undressed, told the Daily Star newspaper: “They paired me with another person. Everyone who is in the house this summer has been on a past reality show. I was paired with Sam Chally. He’s been in Coach Trip, Ibiza Weekender and Meet The Parents.
“I hadn’t met him before that day. They paired us because we’re both of similar height and have a similar look. The producers thought I’d be best suited with him. I think we’re entering the house together, because the whole series is about pairs.”
However Sam denied knowing Grant when quizzed by the paper.
Another reality telly duo tipped to take part are Charley Clark and Can Somer, who have previously appeared on Channel 4’s Lie Detector and E4’s Carjackers.
Channel 5 have not commented on the rumours, leaving us to wait until launch night to find out what’s going down.