Actress Amanda Barrie rumoured for Celebrity Big Brother 2018 cast

Amanda Barrie

Actress Amanda Barrie has been rumoured for the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 cast next month.

The TV and movie star is most known for her roles in the Carry On films, Are You Being Served? and Coronation Street.

More recently, she appeared in the second series of BBC show The Real Marigold Hotel.

At 82, she'd be one of Celebrity Big Brother's oldest ever housemates.

A source spilled to The Sun newspaper: "We really wanted someone who had lived a long, full life to contribute something different to the usual mix of housemates.

“And there’s no doubt Amanda is outspoken – she wasn’t even supposed to have said anything about appearing on CBB, but couldn’t keep it a secret.”

Channel 5 confirmed this month that Celebrity Big Brother 2018 will begin with an all female cast with male celebrities joining later.

Show bosses say that the women led special series will mark 100 years since women won the right to vote for the very first time.

As always, Channel 5 aren't confirming any names but rumours are abound and they make for an interesting mix of leading ladies.

Alongside Amanda, stars tipped for the cast include Tattoo Fixers star Paisley Billings and newsreader India Willoughby.

Other rumoured include The Apprentice's Elizabeth McKenna, former MP Charlotte Leslie, former MP for Bristol North West and Goggleboxer Sandra Martin.

Once the women settle in, male celebrities will start to join the house.

Men rumoured for January's Celebrity Big Brother line up include Love Island's Jonny Mitchell and US R&B star and Pony hitmaker Ginuwine

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 launches on Tuesday January 2 on Channel 5.

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