Celebrity Big Brother line up 'in chaos as TWO celebrities quit'

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Two Celebrity Big Brother 2018 housemates have reportedly QUIT the show.

There are currently just eight days to go before the launch but the series has been thrown into chaos.

TV presenter John Leslie and transgender rights activist and journalist Paris Lees are said to have walked away from the show.

The Sun reports that show bosses are now left struggling to find replacement names.

"Paris’s deal broke down during last minute negotiations, so she won’t be going into the house anymore," a source said today. “And John was offered a big, six-figure deal but turned it down and now he’s out of the running too."

The insider explained: “It’s left frantic bosses scrambling to fill the remaining slots. They want to land big names but they’re really up against it with time.

“There’s just over a week to go which isn’t long to work out contracts and fees.”

The new series of Celebrity Big Brother begins at 9PM on Thursday, August 16 on Channel 5.

Other names linked to the Celebrity Big Brother cast this year include headline grabbing footballer Jermaine Pennant and Kieran Hayler, the estranged husband of former Celebrity Big Brother winner herself Katie Price.

More of the celebrities rumoured are Hollywood actress Kirstie Alley, So Macho hitmaker Sinitta, 'Human Ken Doll' Rodrigo Alves and American porn actress Stormy Daniels, who is currently at the centre of controversy surrounding president Donald Trump.

Yet more celebs tipped for the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 line up this summer include, TOWIE's Dan Osborne, Love Island's Gabby Allen, Corrie's Ryan Thomas.

Even more potential celebrity housemates are TOWIE's Bobby Norris, S Club 7's Paul Cattermole, American reality TV star Mehgan James and star of Netflix series Queer Eye Jonathan Van Ness.

Host Emma Willis will launch the series live next Thursday night. Rylan Clark-Neal will return nightly on spin-off series Bit On The Side.

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