Celebrity Big Brother 2015 housemate quits after cancer diagnosis

Angela Raiola

Reality telly star Angela Raiola has pulled out of Celebrity Big Brother 2015 after being diagnosed with cancer.

The feisty American is known (supposedly) for her appearance on US TV show Mob Wives where she's known as Big Ang.

The Sun reports that 'Ang' had signed a £250,000 deal with Channel 5 to appear in the house this summer as part of a rumoured 'UK v US' theme.

But surgery to remove a tumour in her throat has ruled Big Ang out of becoming a housemate this year and left bosses in need for a someone to fill the gap in the line up.

"Big Ang pulling out is a huge blow. She would have been a great housemate," a source claimed. “Producers are scrambling to find a replacement.”

Fortunately they've still got a couple of months yet with Celebrity Big Brother 2015 not expected to begin until August.

It'll follow the latest series of Big Brother which has been tipped to start next month.

Some other names linked to the summer CBB line up have included models Janice Dickinson and Keeley Hazell, as well as Lindsay Lohan's mum Dina and TOWIE's Gemma Collins.

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