Gavin Henson tipped to become Celebrity Big Brother 2012 housemate

Gavin Henson

Bookies have tipped Welsh rugby hunk Gavin Henson to appear in a reality TV show before playing professional rugby again this year.

The sporting star hit headlines this week after getting sacked from his team Cardiff Blues after becoming drunk and abusive during a flight from Glasgow to Cardiff.

Now the perma-tanned rugby player is just 1/2 to appear in a reality TV show this year before playing professional rugby (6/4) again after his dismissal yesterday.

However should another club take on the part-time celebrity it looks like the Aviva Premiership could be his next port of call, followed closely by the Top 14 league at 5/2.

Following Wales' success at this year's Six Nations there's a 10/1 chance he plays for his country this year and 20/1 he makes the squad for the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia in 2013.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "The odds suggest Henson's going to be spending more time by the pool this year than in an ice bath."

With Gavin having previously appeared on Channel 5 show The Bachelor, we reckon it wouldn't be too surprising if we see him pop up in Celebrity Big Brother 2012 later this year.

And it could be awkward TV, with Bachelor winner and Gavin's ex Carianne Barrow also tipped to be taking part in the new series of the reality show.

In 2010, Gavin appeared on BBC One series Strictly Come Dancing.

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