Celebrity Big Brother 2013: Justin Lee Collins faces campaign to stop him entering house

Justin Lee Collins

A campaign has been set up to stop Justin Lee Collins from entering the Celebrity Big Brother 2013 house.

The comic has reportedly been offered £100,000 to take part in CBB next month.

The former Friday Night Project host was found guilty of harassing his ex-girlfriend Anna Lark earlier this year, being sentenced to 140 hours of unpaid work after harassing Anna with distressing phone calls.

A source said: “He has done wrong but he has done his community service and going on the show could be the break he needs.”

However Anna and her family have set up a petition to stop Justin from taking part.

Anna said: "The whole idea is just tacky and irreverent.

"I don't think he should go on the show and be given the chance to talk about what happened - it's wrong."

Her brother Alex added: "It’s disgusting that Channel 5 have selected him because of his conviction to boost their flagging ratings for Big Brother.

“They are essentially rewarding him for his abhorrent behaviour with the offer of £100,000 to appear in the house.

“Justin Lee Collins is a convicted domestic abuser and a bully who put my sister through a sustained campaign of emotional abuse.

“I am asking the British public to do the right thing and support the plight of victims of domestic abuse by showing Channel 5 this will not be tolerated."

A spokesman for Justin Lee Collins' agent said there would be no comment.

A spokesman for Channel 5 said it never confirmed housemates before broadcast.

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