Celebrity Big Brother 2014 housemates: Helen Flanagan turns down £250k offer

Helen-Flanagan

Celebrity Big Brother's Helen Flanagan has turned down a £250,000 offer... because of her boyfriend.

Channel 5 had bee "desperate" to get the former Corrie star on this year's summers series but her footballer boyfriend apparently vetoed the idea.

The Sun on Sunday reports that Man City footballer Scott Sinclair did not want her to take part in the series, which begins next month on Channel 5.

A source told the newspaper today (paid link): “She was their No1 female target for this year’s series.

"They thought she’d be spilling all her secrets in no time. But unfortunately Helen isn’t interested — even for the massive fee.

“She and Scott are really happy and she doesn’t want to jeopardise that. He wasn’t keen on the idea — so it was a flat ‘No’.”

The insider added: “Her decision was a massive disappointment for Channel 5.”

It was previously claimed that show bosses were struggling for female celebs after others had also turned them down.

As for who else has been rumoured for Celebrity Big Brother next month, some of the names more positively linked to the show 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 most recently soap actor Michael Le Vell.

Browse pictures of some of the rumoured Celebrity Big Brother 2014 housemates below...

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