US boxer Mike Tyson set for Celebrity Big Brother 2011 on Channel 5?

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Channel 5 producers are pulling no punches (geddit?) when it comes to the Celebrity Big Brother 2011 line up it seems, with American boxer Mike Tyson on the list of potential celebs. The new series starts for the first time on Channel 5 in August and it's set to be "must-see television" once again.

44-year-old Tyson, nick named The Baddest Man On The Planet, has a bad reputation both in and outside of the harsh sport, including convictions for rape and being a part of one of the controversial events in modern sports, biting off another boxer's ear in one fight!

His last professional fight was more than five years ago now in 2005.

A show source told the Daily Star: “To get Mike Tyson on Big Brother would be an amazing coup. The celebs being lined up for the new Channel 5 show are just amazing – it’s going to be must-see television this summer.”

Celebrity Big Brother 2011 airs on Channel 5 this August.

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