Celebrity Big Brother 2013 lineup: Frankie Dettori to enter house?

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Jockey Frankie Dettori could be one of next year's Celebrity Big Brother 2013 housemates.

The 41-year-old has been banned from racing until May after testing positive for a banned ­substance back in September.

It certainly means he's got the time on his hands, and the Daily Star claim the sportsman is a "dead cert" for Celeb Big Brother.

A source told the newspaper: “Frankie has all but signed on the dotted line for a reality TV show.

“He knows his image is in dire need of a boost and that, combined with his reputation as the ­housewives’ favourite, make it a no-brainer.

“Frankie knows he’s fallen off the wagon big-time but he’s keen to show the world that although he’s done wrong he’s still an all-round nice bloke.”

Bookies are already offering odds on Frankie to win the show, at a 3-1 punt.

Coral spokesman David Stevens said: “In the last 24 hours we have seen a run of bets, forcing us to suspend betting.

“Given the timing of his suspension, Celebrity Big Brother in the New Year would look the most likely option.

“We make him 3-1 favourite to win it.”

Other stars rumoured to be taking part in next year's show include Katie Price, 'Bat Out Of Hell' singer Meat Loaf and former MP John Prescott.

Recently axed X Factor contestant Rylan Clark has also been linked to the upcoming series, although he is committed to the talent contest's live tour, which begins at the end of January.

[cat c="big brother"]Celebrity Big Brother 2013[/cat] will air on Channel 5 in the new year.

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