Celebrity Big Brother 2015: David Gest offered big money deal to join lineup

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David Gest is being tipped to join the Celebrity Big Brother 2015 line up after a big money offer.

The TV personality, famous for his close friendship with Michael Jackson, is said to have been offered £250,000 to enter the house this summer.

The American has done UK reality telly before, finishing fourth on ITV's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here back in 2006.

Now Channel 5 want him for this summer's latest Celebrity Big Brother series which is set to have a 'US v UK' theme.

Other names who have reportedly signed up for the show for the American side include reality personality Farrah Abraham and model Janice Dickinson, who is reportedly getting £300,000 for her appearance.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper this weekend: “David Gest has proved to be reality TV gold in the past, his crazy tales about the music business and odd behaviour.

"However, unlike the girls who have already signed up David is not such a hot head and is generally very popular, he could be the man to calm down any big rows.”

Those on the UK side are tipped to include former The Apprentice candidate James Hill, TOWIE's Gemma Collins, model Keeley Hazell and potentially X Factor judge Tulisa.

More stars reportedly in talks are David Hasselhoff, Lindsay Lohan's mum Dina and wrestling star Hulk Hogan.

The show kicks off in August on Channel 5.

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