Footballer Jermaine Pennant tipped for Celebrity Big Brother's summer line up

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Footballer Jermaine Pennant has become the latest name rumoured for Celebrity Big Brother 2018's summer show.

The sports star has played for both Arsenal and Liverpool among other clubs in his career.

But he has also made the newspapers for his actions off-pitch, including three drink-drive convictions. In 2005, he was even jailed after admitting to drink-driving while banned.

However it's reportedly that colourful past that has seen Jermaine catch the eye of CBB bosses.

This summer's show is said to have a 'scandal and comebacks' theme, with producers supposedly after 'controversial' housemates.

“When [Jermaine] started playing football everyone thought he was going to be a real success story. He had a tough upbringing so it was the classic rags to riches," a source told The Sun newspaper today. "But everything went a bit wrong for him and his career started to slide after he was charged for drink driving.

“He’s got a really interesting story and the producers think some people could really relate to what he’s been through.

“Jermaine would definitely be a pull for any football fans with all the clubs he’s played at.”

Other celebrities tipped for for summer show include Kieran Hayler, the estranged husband of former Celebrity Big Brother winner herself Katie Price.

Another of the names rumoured is American porn actress Stormy Daniels, who is currently at the centre of controversy surrounding president Donald Trump.

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

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

As yet there has been no word on when the series will begin.

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