Celebrity Big Brother 2011: The housemate line up (probably)

Amy Childs

Celebrity Big Brother 2011 kicks off tonight and there's been rumours abound about just which stars will become housemates on the new look show. We've been collecting those rumours, getting some gossip, and have come out with what we think will probably be the Celebrity Big Brother 2011 housemate line up...

Of course, nothing is confirmed or official until the housemates step into the house during tonight's live launch on Channel 5 - and we've already had one celeb reportedly drop out!


The X Factor twins are pretty much certain to be entering the house tonight, with it being one of the worst kept secrets ever. Louis Walsh - the pair's manager - told us on the red carpet at yesterday's X Factor press launch: "They have a big show tomorrow night on Channel 5."

And speaking outside the O2 today at an exclusive screening of The X Factor 2011, Louis added that the pair would more than easily cope in the house: “They have each other so they’re happy."

Amy Childs

There were rumours The Only Way Is Essex star had quit the show just days before it was set to go out on air, but with best pal Sam Faiers spilling the beans on Twitter we'd be very surprised if Amy Childs isn't a part of the Celebrity Big Brother 2011 housemate line up!

Kerry Katona

Reality star and former I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here winner Kerry Katona is another near certain addition to this year's housemate line up, with the former singer saying yesterday: “I am both nervous and excited about going into the Big Brother house.

“I’ve been to boot camp and got myself into great shape... I am ready to give it my best shot.”


Bobby Brown

80s R&B star Bobby Brown has reportedly been paid £50,000 to take part in Celebrity Big Brother this year, and is another star who we're pretty sure we'll see entering the house.

Sally Bercow

Despite denials on Twitter, the Wife to the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sally Bercow is another star near certain to be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight. The outspoken former MP however is under strict instructions not to say anything too outlandish that could harm her husband's career.

"He made her promise not to say or do anything that might harm him. She agreed, but producers have said it is down to her to watch her tongue," a source said today.

Darren Lyons

Media mogul and picture agency owner Darren Lyons doesn't really need the money - the Aussie is a star on Dragon's Den down under - but the gossip column writer is sure to be after a few exclusives when in the house. He confirmed his appearance last week by revealing he had donated £10,000 of his fee to victims of the England Riots.

“It was an incredible shock to see destruction and London burning like that," he said. “It would be great if the other housemates donated more money so we can help these deserving people.”

Paddy Doherty

To call him a celebrity is quite shocking, but Paddy Doherty rose to fame(?!) on Channel 4 hit series My Big Fat Gypsy Weddings earlier this year, and has remained in the headlines since, with stories about fighting and arguments within the gypsy community.

Tara Reid

The US star married her boyfriend of 9 months last weekend and is set to spend her honeymoon in the Celebrity Big Brother house. The self-confessed party girl - who has struggled with drink in the past - has starred in hit movies such as American Pie and shows such as Scrubs.

Sue Katona

As we move down the list we are getting less certain about the line up. Sue Katona, Kerry's mum, has been rumoured for a while - reportedly being offered a £50,000 fee, but we're not completely sure she'll be entering. Not on launch night, at least...

Pamela Anderson

The Baywatch babe has been rumoured for Celebrity Big Brother almost every year to date, and having taken part in both the Indian and Australian versions, it's about time the blonde beauty visited our shores. According to rumours however, Pamela's contract states she'll be free to walk after only five days in the house!

Jay Camilleri

A somewhat unknown model, Jay Camilleri currently stars on E4's Dirty Sex Things. He is one of two 'mysterious hunks' supposed to be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight, with bosses hoping for some saucy action between him and the ladies.

Best of the rest

Filling up the remaining spaces are celebs including soap stars Sid Owen and Neil McDermott, as well as Pop Idol legend Darius Campbell.

Charlie Sheen

We're keeping our fingers crossed....

Celebrity Big Brother 2011 starts tonight on Channel 5.

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