Celebrity Big Brother bosses 'struggling to sign up celebrities' for next series

Celebrity Big Brother 2017

Celebrity Big Brother bosses are reportedly having difficulty signing stars for the new series.

It's been claimed that show producers are considering a special series when CBB returns to Channel 5 in January, with a line up of all female housemates.

The Sun has claimed that the women-led cast would be part of a season of programmes marking 100 years since women won the right to vote.

Host Emma Willis said: "I think it would be an amazing thing to do. It's going to have been 100 years since women got the right to vote around that time and we now live in a world that is pro-feminism, finally! We deserve to be equal."

Speaking about the rumours earlier this month, Emma added: "Personally, I think it would be amazing to have all women in the house... It's very interesting when it's just women.

"I think it would be great for the series to be celebratory of women rather than what people are assuming [you put a group of women together and they'll all argue]."

However according to new claims, CBB bosses are finding women who want to take part a difficult task.

Names on the wish list are said to have included Germaine Greer and Janet Street-Porter but they've apparently "snubbed" the show.

A source told The Sun: "Bosses are really starting to panic. At this stage of the year, they would have made a few major signings for the next series, but everyone is turning them down."

They added: "As it stands they have got real problems and they might even have to completely scrap their plans if they are going to sign up enough strong characters."

Celebrity Big Brother airs on Channel 5.

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