Celebrity Big Brother 2014 lineup: Michael Le Vell in 'advanced talks'

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Soap star Michael Le Vell is reportedly set to agree to appear on Celebrity Big Brother 2014.

The Coronation Street actor hit the headlines last year when he was cleared of sex offences.

It was a similar story to co-star Bill Roache, who has also been approached to join CBB this summer.

But the Daily Star reports that he has turned down a deal to enter the house next month as Le Vell enters "advanced talks"

An insider told the tabloid this morning: “They wanted a double-whammy of Le Vell and Roache.

"Bill was their main target but Le Vell is now a man transformed.”

A spokesperson for Celebrity Big Brother would only say: “We do not comment on rumours or speculation.”

As for who else is on Celebrity Big Brother 2014 this time around, some of the names rumoured include Gladiator David McIntosh aka Tornado, Hollywood actor Gary Busey, writer Julie Burchill, and former TOWIE star Lauren Goodger.

Also linked to the new series are Misfits actress Lauren Socha, BGT's Lettice Rowbotham, dominatrix Natalie Rowe, Made In Chelsea's Stephanie Pratt and Benefits Street star White Dee

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