Helen Lederer won't deny Celebrity Big Brother line up rumours


Absolutely Fabulous star Helen Lederer is rumoured for Celebrity Big Brother 2017's summer line up.

According to The Sun newspaper recently, the actress has been offered £300,000 to join the show next month.

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.”

Now speaking to the Daily Express, Helen refused to deny the reports.

Absolutely Fabulous star Helen Lederer
Absolutely Fabulous star Helen Lederer

Quizzed on if she was going in or not, Helen remained non-committal.

She instead told the newspaper: “I don’t know how I am in a group situation, I kind of say what is in my head so I don’t know if that would work too well.

“I can’t stop myself, it is a very genuine thing… not always to great result.”

The comic added: "I’m the kind of person that would probably lose my marbles in confined space, I think most would."

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 TV star 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

Big Brother host Emma Willis
Big Brother host Emma Willis

"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 in August on Channel 5.

Other rumoured contestants include Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding, X Factor's Amelia Lily and reality star Jordan Davies.

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