Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness tipped for Celebrity Big Brother this summer

Jonathan Van Ness

Star of Netflix series Queer Eye Jonathan Van Ness has been tipped for the Celebrity Big Brother cast.

Grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness is one of the 'Fab Five' on the show, based on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy which aired on TV between 2003 and 2007.

The series sees the Fab Five - consisting of food and wine expert Antoni, fashion expert Tan, culture expert Karamo and design expert Bobby, alongside Jonathan - making over people's lives.

The rebooted series proved a hit for Netflix and a second run has already been commissioned.

But before then, Jonathan could pop up in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

"Bosses know what a hit Queer Eye has become and everyone's obsessed with Jonathan," a source told The Sun newspaper. "The show has become an international success and Jonathan would make amazing TV for the show.

"They are desperate to land him for the next series and have told producers to do whatever it takes to get him to sign on the dotted line."

Other celebs rumoured for the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 cast this summer include Celebs Go Dating's Charlotte Dawson, The Chuckle Brothers, X Factor and Ex On The Beach's Casey Johnson plus Goggleboxer Sandra Martin.

It could well be Big Brother's final series with Channel 5 yet to renew the show beyond 2018.

Bit On The Side's Rylan Clark-Neal recently said: “I can’t imagine TV without Big Brother. I’d love to see it make 20 years — of course I would."

Rylan said that there "are changes coming" to the show in summer to help it compete against the likes of Love Island.

The former CBB winner explained: “I think it’s time to make Big Brother what it was.

“I’ve always had one­ ­million per cent faith in the format and that it can be the greatest show on telly.”

Celebrity Big Brother 2018 will air on Channel 5 this summer.

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