Celebrity Big Brother 2015 house revealed as Janice Dickinson and Dina Lohan tipped to enter
Published 24/08/2015 | 11:36
Images of the Celebrity Big Brother house have been released as the rumour mill grinds up a notch and a mix of UK and US names are tipped to enter.
The show kicks off on Thursday night (August 27) at 9pm on Channel 5 and TV3 and the names of the contestants for this year's US Vs UK show have yet to be officially announced.
However, plenty of names are in the running, some more likely than others, so here's our prediction on who will - and who probably won't - be entering the house for the 16th series...
Dan Osborne (24)
He's a former TOWIE star and a controversial individual considering he was axed from the show after footage of him shouting abuse at his ex girlfriend Megan Tomlin surfaced.
Audio obtained by the Sun on Sunday, reportedly featured Osborne (24) making threats against and insulting Megan (23), who is the mother of his first child.
The couple broke up more than a year ago and earlier this year Osborne had a second child - baby daughter Ella - with EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa.
A stint on CBB may help him polish his somewhat tarnished reputation.
Sherrie Hewson (64)
The Loose Women presenter tweeted back in March, "Celeb Big Brother August!" but swiftly deleted it.
A source told The Sun: "The Loose Women ladies always do really well on Celebrity Big Brother and the producers are hoping that Sherrie is no exception... Loose Women aren't afraid to be controversial and stand up for themselves, which always makes for good telly... Although Nadia [Sawalha] didn't have as much success as the other two panellists, her feuds with Katie [Hopkins] brought in massive audiences... Sherrie has been on screens for years and is a TV favourite so she'll attract both Coronation Street and Loose Women fans."
Janice Dickinson (60)
Janice speaks her mind, this much we know from I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2007 and the US version of the reality show in 2009. She's 'the world's first supermodel' and has been open about have copious amounts of plastic surgery. She also hit the headlines last year when she claimed she was abused by Bill Cosby. She has reportedly signed a £300,000 deal to enter the house.
Dina Lohan (52)
We doubt Lindsay would do CBB in the UK, much as she loves the city of London, but her mother Dina is a distinct possibility. Her rep has denied she's entering the house, but we reckon she still turn up. Given her tumultuous relationship with her daughter and her outspokenness she would be CBB gold.
Hulk Hogan (62)
The ex-professional wrestler is now an actor and TV personality and found himself in hot water lately after audio surfaced in which he indulged in an 'n-word racist rant'. He's just the kind of celeb who needs CBB and just the kind of celeb they love to feature so our money is on him.
Keeley Hazell (28)
Nope, us neither. She is in fact a successful glamour model who would fill the obligatory glamour model slot on the show. She has also launched an acting career with small parts in Horrible Bosses 2 and Like Crazy.
Eva Carneiro (41)
She's the medic at Chelsea FC, who was publicly lambasted by manager Jose Mourinho after treating a player on the pitch who Mourinho felt was not injured. She's been in the news but we're not sure she entirely enjoyed it so we won't be putting our money on her entering the BB house.
Gemma Collins (34)
Another TOWIE star, but Gemma's so much more than that. She provided dramatic scenes on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! when she left the jungle after just one day in a flurry of tears and tantrums. The BB house might suit her better with its actual beds and lack of creepy crawlies (Dan Osborne excepted). She was reportedly offered a whopping £300,000 to take part.
A CBB source said in an interview with Now Magazine: "Gemma would be a huge character in the house, and potentially bring in the highest ratings so far. She's been offered £300,000 – a life changing amount – but still hasn't signed on the dotted line."
Natasha Hamilton (32)
The former member of the band Atomic Kitten has appeared in the West End production of Blood Brothers. She's perfectly poised for a profile boost if she signs on the dotted line.
Comedian Daniel O'Reilly wins the controversy contest hands down. His show On the Pull was axed by ITV last year after he was filmed making jokes about rape during a stand-up gig. O'Reilly was forced to defend himself on Newsnight, which didn't go so well, and he killed his Dapper persona there and then. O'Reilly could do with some positive press, but is the CBB house the right place to garner it?
Bobby Davro (56)
The 56-year-old actor and comedian has been traversing the terrain of daytime TV for years from Come Dine with Me to Dancing on Ice and EastEnders. Given the show needs at least one old school British personality of the 80s every series we reckon he fits the bill.
Gail Porter (44)
Gail is a TV reporter and model and a source told The Sun: "Gail has had an absolutely hellish few years, both mentally and physically. But she is starting to come through it and feels ready to go into the house. It could be her path back into the limelight and resurrect her career."
Among the others rumoured to be heading in are former EasteEnders actor Dean Gaffney and selfie-loving Karen Danczuk, the wife of labour MP Simon Danczuk, as well as Daniella Westbrook. However, she recently tweeted, "@Daily_Star No I AM NOT GOING IN CBB IN AUGUST... II'm actually filming @requiem_film instead .... Get Your facts right & stop using my pics" so we'll take that as a 'no'.