Celebrity Big Brother lineup: Neil 'Razor' Ruddock to join house tonight?

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Former footballer Neil Razor Ruddock is being lined up as a Celebrity Big Brother 2013 housemate.

The sportsman turned telly personality has featured on various reality TV shows over the years, including I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

According to The Guardian, bosses are now rushing to sign the footballer up for this year's CBB after Jim Davidson pulled out.

Comedian Jim was arrested last night as part of operation Yewtree, a police investigation into the Jimmy Savile sex scandal.

The stand up denies the allegations against him and has been bailed until March.

Producers were apparently unsure whether or not Jim could - or should - appear in the show, before eventually deciding to replace him in the line up.

"It was not cut and dried what the right course of action was," a source told the newspaper.

Now Neil Ruddock is set to join the house in this evening's live launch show, joining a line up which is expected to include X Factor's Rylan Clark and model Lacey Banghard.

The Celebrity Big Brother 2013 live launch show is on tonight from 9PM on Channel 5.

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