Jim Davidson for Celebrity Big Brother 2013 line up?

Brian Dowling

Comedian Jim Davidson has become the latest star linked to Celebrity Big Brother 2013.

It's an interesting and controversial choice, with the stand up having previously clashed with host Brian Dowling when the pair took part in ITV1 reality show Hell's Kitchen back in 2007.

Brian was left in tears after Jim's rant about his sexuality, leading to the comic being kicked off the show by bosses.

Now the pair are set to reunite in somewhat strange circumstances, with The Sun reporting that bosses are hoping to get Davidson on the line up for this year's CBB.

An insider told the tabloid this morning: “Jim often says what he thinks, even if his views are at odds with most people.

“He got himself into a lot of trouble when he was on Hell’s Kitchen with Brian but hopefully he will be on better behaviour with him this time. It’s true to say there is no love lost between the pair of them but Brian is a professional and this is part of his job.”

If Jim does enter, it's sure to make for an interesting exit interview when Brian grills the comedian on his time in the house.

Other Celebrities lined up for the new series are said to include X Factor's Rylan Clark, glamour model Katie Price, singer Meat Loaf and model Lacey Banghard

Disgraced comedian Justin Lee Collins had also been linked to the upcoming show but has since denied any involvement, as has soap star Wendi Peters who said the show "wasn't for her".

> Celebrity Big Brother 2013 lineup: Rumoured housemates

Celebrity Big Brother kicks off on January 3 on Channel 5.

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