Helen Lederer for Celebrity Big Brother 2016 line up this summer?

Helen Lederer

Absolutely Fabulous star Helen Lederer has been tipped to join the Celebrity Big Brother line up this summer.

Channel 5 today revealed the first details about the latest CBB series but said the the identities of the housemates would be kept 'top secret'.

According to The Sun newspaper, one of those secret celebrity housemates could be Helen, who is a fan of the show that's regularly appeared on Bit On The Side.

Apparently she almost joined the house back in 2009, revealing: “They did ask me once before but I was doing Calendar Girls and I was quite pleased they wouldn’t let me out."

"How do people wash with their swimming costumes on?" she told The Sun. “It’s disgusting.

“But I think in the Celebrity version at least you can close the door when you need a private moment.”

Helen, who previously took part in ITV's Splash, added: "My daughter would disapprove and if I do go into the CBB house I think I might have a nervous breakdown.”

Celebrity Big Brother is set to launch on Channel 5 following Big Brother.

Alongside this latest one, other reports have linked the likes of Made In Chelsea's Spencer Matthews, Ex On The Beach's Ashleigh Defty, Gogglebox's Chris Steed and Stephen Webb, X Factor's Chloe Mafia and model Samantha Fox to the line up.

More rumoured names include TOWIE's Jessica Wright, Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding Union J singer Jaymi Hensley and American Mob Wives star Renee Graziano.

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