David Gest tipped for the Celebrity Big Brother 2016 line up

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David Gest has reportedly signed up to Celebrity Big Brother in a huge money deal.

The TV personality, famous for his close friendship with Michael Jackson, has apparently negotiated a huge offer worth around $1 million dollars, according to the Daily Mail newspaper.

Working out at close to £700,000, it would make David one of the show's biggest ever signings, if it happens.

It's not the first time that he's been rumoured with reports linking the 62-year-old, who was previously married to Liza Minnelli, to the most recent series earlier this summer.

At that time he was supposedly being paid £250,000, so perhaps his mind has been changed by a much bigger offer from CBB bosses.

Taking part in the show doesn't seem out of the question for the American who has done UK reality telly before, finishing fourth on ITV's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here back in 2006.

However for now we can only speculate: The official line up of housemates will be revealed only on Celebrity Big Brother's live launch night which has been confirmed for Tuesday, January 5 at 9PM on Channel 5.

Other rumoured CBB housemates this year include Strictly Come Dancing pro Kristina Rihanoff, Made In Chelsea's Spencer Matthews, Prince Andrew’s former lover Koo Stark, lawyer Nancy Dell'Olio and American rapper Vanilla Ice.

Further names linked to the line up are TOWIE's Gemma Collins, Geordie Shore's Scotty T and most recently, Kim Kardashian's pal Jonathan Cheban.

Browse pictures of the rumoured Celebrity Big Brother 2016 line up here..

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