Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas is reportedly set to join the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 cast.
Ryan played Jason Grimshaw on ITV's Coronation Street from 2000 until 2016. More recently, he took up a role in Neighbours and appeared in the Celebrity Island of Bear Grylls.
According to The Sun newspaper, Ryan could get as much as £500,000 for appearing on Celebrity Big Brother this summer.
"Ryan quit Corrie because he wanted to make more money and reality TV is the way to do that," a source claimed. “His brother Adam was on I’m A Celebrity and his other brother was on Love Island, so he knows exactly how lucrative it can be to get a spot on one of those kind of shows."
The insider added: “There’s talk of a £500,000 as an appearance fee.”
Celebrity Big Brother 2018 is rumoured to start in August on Channel 5, airing before the usual 'civilian' summer series.
More rumoured housemates for the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 cast include Meghan Markle's sister Samantha Grant, footballer Jermaine Pennant and Kieran Hayler, the estranged husband of former Celebrity Big Brother winner herself Katie Price.
Casey Johnson is another name linked to Celebrity Big Brother 2018's summer line up, along with Love Island's Gabby Allen.
TOWIE stars Pete Wicks and Bobby Norris have also both been tipped to join the cast.
Celebrity Big Brother will once again be hosted by Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal, airing on Channel 5.