Shameless star Jody Latham tipped for Celebrity Big Brother 2017 line up


Shameless actor Jody Latham has been rumoured for the Celebrity Big Brother 2017 line up.

Although perhaps best known for his role as Phillip "Lip" Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless, the TV star has a long list of credits including appearances in EastEnders, The Fixer, Waterloo Road and Holby City, as well as ITV reality show Hell's Kitchen.

According to The Sun newspaper, Jody has signed up to Celebrity Big Brother and is keen to put a difficult year behind him.

A source told the newspaper: "Jody hasn’t had it easy this year and after a series of dramas he wants people to remember him for good things again.

“He was one of the nation’s most promising actors during his time on Shameless and he’s hoping he’ll be able to recreate that success again after going on CBB.”

Jody would be one of the show's 'new stars' taking part in the series next month.

Channel 5 last week confirmed that Celebrity Big Brother 2017 will - as widely rumoured - see a mix of former Celebrity Big Brother housemates as well as new faces.

Alongside Jody, new stars rumoured include The Apprentice's Jessica Cunningham, TOWIE's Danielle Armstrong, reality TV regular Bianca Gascoigne and snooker ace Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Meanwhile, past 'all star' housemates who are rumoured to be returning include Jedward, Angelique 'Frenchy' Morgan, ex Strictly pro James Jordan, Katie Price, Nicola McLean, American couple Speidi - Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag - and model Jasmine Lennard, as well as most recent winner Stephen Bear.

The official Celebrity Big Brother 2017 start date was also revealed last week with the new series kicking off with its live launch at 9PM, Tuesday, January 3.

There host Emma Willis will introduce us to the new Celebrity Big Brother line up, made up of the returning housemates and new faces.

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