Celebrity Big Brother 2014 bosses desperate for female housemates

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Celebrity Big Brother bosses are reportedly desperate for female housemates for next month's new series.

While the likes of TOWIE's Lauren Goodger have signed deals to appear, many others have turned the show down including White Dee and Helen Flanagan.

According to The Sun, show chiefs have asked celebrity agents to put forward anyone who would be up for the show, as long as they are "current".

Which, by CBB standards, could include as little as having had sex with someone slightly famous a decade ago.

A source said: “Casting chiefs have really struggled to fill their final slot and are frantically calling all the agents they deal with for suggestions.

“It’s a desperate move on their part, but they are out of other options. They need one more girl and all the stops are being pulled out to land someone."

They added: “The general feeling is that anyone viewers will recognise will do.”

The latest series of CBB in January averaged over 3 million viewers, the best ever numbers for Channel 5, and producers are keen for the figures to repeat themselves.

The source said: “The series will only be as good as the cast — that is why this problem has caused some serious worries.”

Some of the other celebrity (sort of) names linked to the new CBB lineup already this year include Hollywood star Gary Busey and Made In Chelsea's Stephanie Pratt.

CBB will air on Channel 5 on August.

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