Jamie O'Hara reveals why he's doing Celebrity Big Brother 2017

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Jamie O'Hara has revealed why he's taking part in Celebrity Big Brother 2017.

And it's mainly because of his ex-wife Danielle Lloyd.

Yesterday evening was the live launch of the special All Stars v New Stars series as the housemates joined the house.

This year the line up is made up of a mix of former Celebrity Big Brother housemates and new celebs taking part for the first time.

All Stars in the house are American couple Speidi, ex Strictly pro James Jordan, model Jasmine Waltz, Austin Armacost, Loose Women regular Coleen Nolan, model Nicola McLean and Calum Best.

Meanwhile, new stars joining Jamie are musician Ray J, model Bianca Gascoigne, actor James Cosmo, X Factor USA finalist Stacy Francis, 90s DJ Brandon Block, and Angie Best.

Speaking to The Sun before launch night, Jamie said his fee would help pay for his divorce.

He explained: "I lost quite a bit in my divorce so it’s always nice to be offered money. At the end of the day we’re here to make a living."

The footballer, who was married to Danielle between 2012 and 2014, added: “I lost a few quid. This hopefully gives me an opportunity to build a future for me and my kids.”

As for the possibility of romance in the house, Jamie revealed what he was looking for in a partner: “One that doesn’t take all your money.”

Celebrity Big Brother continues nightly on Channel 5.

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