Helen Lederer tipped for summer Celebrity Big Brother 2017 line up

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Absolutely Fabulous star Helen Lederer is being tipped for Celebrity Big Brother - again.

According to The Sun newspaper, the actress has been offered £300,000 to join the summer line up later this year.

A source said: "Helen’s a great addition to this year’s line-up and is sure to be a big hit with fans.

“They offered her a big money deal that was hard to turn down and she’s looking forward to going into the house later this summer.”

Apparently Helen almost joined the house back in 2009, revealing previously: “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 was also strongly tipped for last summer's Celebrity Big Brother but said she had never been in talks despite the rumours.

Chatting to the Evening Standard on launch night in 2016, the comic quipped: “I’ve been waiting for hours and no-one called me."

Helen joked: "I figured it was all a big surprise — in a way I am disappointed.”

She went on to suggest the reason why she found herself on the rumoured line up was down to a simple mix up

"I think they thought they saw me going into the hotel which the producers put the contestants in," she explained. "But it wasn't me, it was Sam Fox. We do look similar from behind, you know."

Summer's Celebrity Big Brother will begin later this year on Channel 5.

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