Celebrity Big Brother 2024 is just days away from its launch, with the show set to air from March 4.

ITV bosses have reportedly secured a sensational line-up of stars for the exciting reboot of the show, which was last broadcast on Channel 5 in August 2018.

Bigwigs have apparently spent a massive £2million on a number of high-profile stars for the programme after the civilian version proved to be a huge hit last year.

The latest celebrities who are in talks to take part include Heartstopper actor Bradley Riches, Dragon’s Den success story Levi Roots and reality star David Potts. 

Other names said to be in talks to take part include former Love Island winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu and ex X Factor judge Louis Walsh, among many more.

Here MailOnline takes a look at the stars who have so far been rumoured to be taking part in the upcoming series of Celebrity Big Brother… 

Ekin-Su Culculoglu has reportedly signed up for the upcoming series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Ekin-Su Culculoglu has reportedly signed up for the upcoming series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Celebrity Big Brother 2024 just days away from its launch, with the show set to air from March 4, and Louis Walsh is reportedly set to appear (pictured last year)

Celebrity Big Brother 2024 just days away from its launch, with the show set to air from March 4, and Louis Walsh is reportedly set to appear (pictured last year)

The rumoured Celebrity Big Brother 2024 line-up

Heartstopper actor Bradley Riches

Bradley, 24, is one of the latest stars whose name has been mentioned as a potential contestant ahead of the series launch next week.

The Heartstopper actor would be a great signing for pulling in a young audience who were hooked on the coming of age Netflix drama. 

Bradley, who is gay and autistic, played James McEwan, a potential love interest for the main character Charlie Spring’s friend Isaac.

James revealed he fancied Isaac during the series, but Isaac later realised that he identified as asexual and told him he wasn’t interested. 

According to sources, Isaac hopes an appearance on the iconic reality series will help with representation.

A source told The Sun: ‘Brad really wants to fly the flag for autistic, queer people on a huge mainstream show like Celebrity Big Brother.

‘He was diagnosed with autism when he was nine and is passionate about being an advocate for his community.

‘He’s keen to show the world that being neurodiverse isn’t something that holds you back, it’s a superpower.’

Bradley, 24, is one of the latest stars whose name has been mentioned as a potential contestant ahead of the series launch next week

Bradley, 24, is one of the latest stars whose name has been mentioned as a potential contestant ahead of the series launch next week

Ibiza Weekender star David Potts 

David, 30, shot to reality stardom one after featuring on Ibiza Weekender as a fun-loving holiday rep and he would no doubt make an entertaining housemate.

The reality personality recently revealed he has lost an incredible three stone and would be in great shape ahead of his arrival in the house.  

Sharing his weight loss secrets recently, he said: ‘For everyone wanting to know how I’ve done it. 

‘I’m no dietitian or PT, but I try and go to the gym 6 days a week and eat 1700 calories! Then one day I do zero exercise and eat whatever the F I want! It seems to be working for me.’

Following his time on Ibiza Weekender, David has also appeared on The Big Celebrity Detox with other celebs including Kerry Katona.

He has exhausted the reality circuit, also appearing on Celebs Go Dating, Celebs on the Farm, Celebrity Karaoke Club and Celebrity Ghost Trip.

David, 30, shot to reality stardom one after featuring on Ibiza Weekender as a fun-loving holiday rep and he would no doubt make an entertaining housemate

David, 30, shot to reality stardom one after featuring on Ibiza Weekender as a fun-loving holiday rep and he would no doubt make an entertaining housemate

Social media star Zeze Mills

Zeze, 35, is one of the up and coming stars rumoured to be set to make her name in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

The social media star will undoubtedly speak her mind if she gets a lot on the show, as her show bio reads: ‘If we can get them in a room with Zeze… It’s gloves off.’

Zeze, known for her intense interview style, has her own self-titled show which has featured big names including Akon, N-Dubz and Fireboy DML.

Over the years she has also appeared on Good Morning Britain, Celebrity Cooking School and The Victoria Derbyshire Show.

Zeze, 35, is one of the up and coming stars rumoured to be set to make her name in the Celebrity Big Brother house

Zeze, 35, is one of the up and coming stars rumoured to be set to make her name in the Celebrity Big Brother house

American actress Marisha Wallace

Marisha, 38, would make the perfect addition to the CBB house following the success of previous big American personalities.

Memorable housemates include Tiffany Pollard, who is famed for her iconic ‘David’s dead’ moment with Angie Bowie.

Marisha’s showbiz history includes performing in Broadway adaptations of Aladdin, Something Rotten and Dreamgirls. 

Marisha has released two albums; Soul Holiday in 2017 and Tomorrow in 2020.

The singer was the recipient of an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress following her performance as Ado Annie in Oklahoma!.

Marisha, 38, would make the perfect addition to the CBB house following the success of previous big American personalities

Marisha, 38, would make the perfect addition to the CBB house following the success of previous big American personalities

Dragon’s Den star Levi Roots

Dragon’s Den success story Levi is also said to be in the line-up.

Levi, 65, made millions after taking his Reggae Reggae Sauce on the BBC investment show, asking for a £50,000 investment for a 40 percent stake.

In a recent interview with The Sun, Levis said: ‘I couldn’t even say my own first name when I left Jamaica, so to come to the UK and now run a multimillion pound business is beyond belief.’

Following his appearance on the show in 2007, Levi went on to stock his sauce in major supermarket retailers and appear on cooking TV shows.

Levi, 65, made millions after taking his Reggae Reggae Sauce on the BBC investment show, asking for a £50,000 investment for a 40 percent stake

Levi, 65, made millions after taking his Reggae Reggae Sauce on the BBC investment show, asking for a £50,000 investment for a 40 percent stake

Love Island’s Ekin-Su Culculoglu

Ekin-Su Culculoglu has reportedly signed up for the upcoming series of Celebrity Big Brother.

The reality star, 29, who won Love Island with her ex-boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti in 2022, split from the Italian hunk earlier this year.

Actress Ekin-Su could be in the Celebrity Big Brother house with the likes of Kate Middleton’s uncle Gary Goldsmith, who is said to be in negotiations with TV bosses, according to the Mirror.

An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Any names are at this point pure speculation and viewers will have to tune to see who will be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house.’ 

The series, which will reportedly have the most ‘dramatic, outrageous’ opening scenes, will air in March.

Media personality Ekin-Su confirmed she had parted ways with Italian businessman Davide, 29, last month.

The reality star, 29, who won Love Island with her ex-boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti in 2022, split from the Italian hunk earlier this year

The reality star, 29, who won Love Island with her ex-boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti in 2022, split from the Italian hunk earlier this year

Ekin-Su announced her split from Davide in a statement: 'The last 18-months have been a rollercoaster of ups and downs, just like every relationship'

Ekin-Su announced her split from Davide in a statement: ‘The last 18-months have been a rollercoaster of ups and downs, just like every relationship’

Taking to her Instagram Story, the former Dancing On Ice contestant wrote: ‘The last 18-months have been a rollercoaster of ups and downs, just like every relationship.

‘Davide and I both wanted to make this work as we cared deeply for each other. Unfortunately I have recently made the decision to end our relationship and to go our separate ways..

‘Breakups are never easy. For any couple. And we hope that our privacy will be respected. I enjoyed our time together and the memories we made.

‘Thank you for your continued support. It’s been so lovely to have you follow our Love Island journeys together since the villa and we hope you’ll continue to follow our careers as we go off in our own directions. Love always, Ekin-Su.’

The X Factor judge Louis Walsh 

Celebrity Big Brother has reportedly signed former X Factor judge Louis Walsh in a huge six-figure deal (pictured in 2017)

Celebrity Big Brother has reportedly signed former X Factor judge Louis Walsh in a huge six-figure deal (pictured in 2017)

The iconic reality show returns for a brand new reboot on ITV2 next month and bosses hope Louis will share secrets from his career while in the house (L-R:Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis on The X Factor in 2008)

The iconic reality show returns for a brand new reboot on ITV2 next month and bosses hope Louis will share secrets from his career while in the house (L-R:Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis on The X Factor in 2008)

Celebrity Big Brother has reportedly signed former X Factor judge Louis Walsh in a huge six-figure deal. 

It is claimed bosses hope Louis will share secrets from his career while in the house. 

However according to The Sun there are some famous faces that are nervous about how honest the TV legend could be in front of the cameras.

As well as a panellist on The X Factor from 2004 to 2017, Louis has also worked with the likes of Westlife, Boyzone and Girls Aloud.

A source told the publication: ‘[Louis] is one of the most intriguing signings for Celebrity Big Brother because he has almost half a century of experience in showbusiness to recall when he enters the house.

‘Viewers will be most interested in his memories of his time on The X Factor and working with huge music acts including Westlife and Boyzone.

‘But there may be a few celebrities outside the house who are feeling nervous about what he might say, because Louis is notoriously outspoken.’

ITV told MailOnline: ‘Any names are at this point pure speculation and viewers will have to tune to see who will be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house.’

Louis’ representatives have also been approached for comment.

The X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne

Celebrity Big Brother bosses have reportedly lined up Sharon Osbourne as a housemate for the upcoming series (pictured last month)

Celebrity Big Brother bosses have reportedly lined up Sharon Osbourne as a housemate for the upcoming series (pictured last month)

Sharon and Louis became known for their bond and amusing interactions during auditions on The X Factor, with a reunion on Celebrity Big Brother being their first on screen in seven years (L-R: Simon Cowell, Sharon and Louis seen on The X Factor in 2005)

Sharon and Louis became known for their bond and amusing interactions during auditions on The X Factor, with a reunion on Celebrity Big Brother being their first on screen in seven years (L-R: Simon Cowell, Sharon and Louis seen on The X Factor in 2005)

Celebrity Big Brother bosses have reportedly lined up Sharon Osbourne as a housemate for the upcoming series.

The reality TV juggernaut is set to return to ITV on March 4 and former The X Factor judge Sharon, 71, could be set to appear.

Her friend and fellow former X Factor panellist Louis Walsh, 71, has also been named as a potential housemate.

Music manager Sharon appeared on the first four series of The X Factor from 2004 to 2007, the 10th series in 2013, and the 13th and 14th series from 2016 to 2017, with Louis starring alongside her.

The pair became known for their bond and amusing interactions during auditions on The X Factor, with a reunion on Celebrity Big Brother being their first on screen in seven years.

A TV source told The Sun: ‘Landing Sharon is a huge coup for the series, especially as she has such a strong on-screen partnership with Louis.

‘She isn’t afraid to say what’s on her mind and has a wealth of showbiz stories up her sleeves.

‘She is guaranteed entertainment and sure to be a hit with viewers.’

An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Any names suggested for CBB are just speculation.’

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Sharon for comment.

Former This Morning host Fern Britton 

Fern Britton is reportedly 'being lined up for Celebrity Big Brother ' and has no intention to 'hold back' from shedding light on her feud with Phillip Schofield

Fern Britton is reportedly ‘being lined up for Celebrity Big Brother ‘ and has no intention to ‘hold back’ from shedding light on her feud with Phillip Schofield 

Fern Britton is reportedly being lined up for Celebrity Big Brother and has no intention on ‘holding back’ from shedding light on her past feud with Phillip Schofield.

The former This Morning presenter, 66, is said to be joining the hotly-anticipated ITV show which will kick off in March 4.

‘She wants to show the public a different side to her — unscripted and unapologetic,’ a source told The Sun. 

‘She has a lot of stories to tell and she won’t hold back when it comes to her relationships with people like Phil.

‘They don’t speak anymore so there are no bridges to burn as far as she is concerned.’

The author became a household name hosting This Morning alongside Philip, 61, from 1999 to 2009, when she was replaced by Holly Willoughby.

The pair co-hosted the daytime show together from 2003 until 2009. 

It was claimed at the time she felt ‘undervalued by ITV’ and that she was ‘living in Phil’s shadow’.

'She has a lot of stories to tell and she won't hold back when it comes to her relationships with people like Phil,' a source said

‘She has a lot of stories to tell and she won’t hold back when it comes to her relationships with people like Phil,’ a source said

It was also reported Fern was being paid £250,000 a year less than Phil and that he was earning three times her salary when they were fronting Mr and Mrs together from 2008 to 2010.

Phil is said to have banked £45,000 an hour while Fern earned just £15,000.

However, Fern denied she left ITV because of her salary and upon her departure she mentioned the whole This Morning team rather than just Phillip.

Four years after her departure, Phillip admitted he and Fern no longer spoke.

Last year Fern confirmed that while she had a ‘marvellous’ time working on This Morning, she hasn’t stayed in touch with Phillip. 

She said: ‘We were involved in the show and mates at the time, but we don’t really [speak anymore].’

MailOnline has contacted both ITV reps and Fern’s representatives for comment. 

Love Island’s Chloe Burrows 

Love Island legend Chloe Burrows is 'in talks to appear on Celebrity Big Brother , according to reports (pictured in September last year)

Love Island legend Chloe Burrows is ‘in talks to appear on Celebrity Big Brother , according to reports (pictured in September last year)

Love Island legend Chloe Burrows is ‘in talks to appear on Celebrity Big Brother, according to reports.

An insider told The Sun last month: ‘Everyone is desperate to see Chloe Burrows head into the Love Island All Stars villa and shake things up with her ex, Toby Aromolaran, but she’s actually been in talks to star in another big ITV reality show instead.

‘She’s had meetings with Celebrity Big Brother producers, who are keen to sign up a Love Islander and think Chloe would fit the bill perfectly.

‘She’s sassy, outspoken and she’s single, so she could potentially enjoy a romance in the house too. Nothing has been signed yet, but the talks have been promising and Chloe is keen.’

MailOnline contacted Chloe’s representatives for a comment. 

Fuelling speculation further, Chloe teased fans last month that ‘big things are coming’, when she was asked of any future TV appearances 

Hollyoaks’ Sarah Jayne Dunn 

Sarah Jayne Dunn, 42, who is known for her role as Mandy Richardson on Hollyoaks, is in talks to star on Celebrity Big Brother, according to a new report

Sarah Jayne Dunn, 42, who is known for her role as Mandy Richardson on Hollyoaks, is in talks to star on Celebrity Big Brother, according to a new report

According to The Sun, Sarah, who was fired from Hollyoaks due to opening an Only Fans account 'has a lot to offer'

According to The Sun, Sarah, who was fired from Hollyoaks due to opening an Only Fans account ‘has a lot to offer’

Actress Sarah Jayne Dunn, 42, who is known for her role as Mandy Richardson on Hollyoaks, is reportedly being eyed up for Celebrity Big Brother.

According to The Sun, Sarah, who was fired from Hollyoaks due to opening an Only Fans account ‘has a lot to offer’.

An insider told the publication: ‘Sarah would be an amazing signing for the show.

‘She’s one of soap’s most recognisable faces and a big personality that fans would really warm to.

‘No-one’s put pen to paper yet but the feeling is that she would have a lot to offer the show and could spill all on her time on Hollyoaks and decision to work on OnlyFans.’

Strictly Come Dancing’s Nikita Kuzmin

Strictly Come Dancing hunk Nikita Kuzmin has sparked fears he could quit the BBC show after signing up for Celebrity Big Brother

Strictly Come Dancing hunk Nikita Kuzmin has sparked fears he could quit the BBC show after signing up for Celebrity Big Brother

It is feared he may quit Strictly after three years amid claims he's signed up for Celebrity Big Brother, leaving the BBC for its rival ITV in the process

It is feared he may quit Strictly after three years amid claims he’s signed up for Celebrity Big Brother, leaving the BBC for its rival ITV in the process

Nikita joined Strictly in 2021 and has been paired with Gordon Ramsay's daughter Tilly, former Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds and actor Layton Williams over the years (Nikita, right, pictured with Layton, left, on Strictly last year)

Nikita joined Strictly in 2021 and has been paired with Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly, former Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds and actor Layton Williams over the years (Nikita, right, pictured with Layton, left, on Strictly last year)

Strictly Come Dancing hunk Nikita Kuzmin has sparked fears he could quit the BBC show after signing up for Celebrity Big Brother.

The twinkle-toed star, 26, joined Strictly as one of four new professionals in 2021 and has been paired with chef Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly Ramsay, former Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds and actor Layton Williams during his time on the programme.

But it is feared he may quit after three years amid claims he’s signed up for Celebrity Big Brother, leaving the BBC for its rival ITV in the process.

A TV insider told The Sun: ‘This will send the rumour mill into overdrive, with some already suggesting he may not return to Strictly and is instead making the most of being a rising star.

‘He’ll have been selected by CBB producers as an obvious heartthrob who can spice things up in the house — and maybe even spill some secrets from behind the scenes of Strictly.’

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Nikita for comment. The BBC declined to comment.

A Celebrity Big Brother spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Any names are at this point pure speculation and viewers will have to tune to see who will be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house.’

Coronation Street actor Colson Smith 

Coronation Street legend Colson Smith is reportedly set to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house next month

Coronation Street legend Colson Smith is reportedly set to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house next month

The actor, 25, who portrays Craig Tinker in the soap, has impressed ITV bosses after having a series of talks for months (pictured with Lucy Fallon in 2017)

The actor, 25, who portrays Craig Tinker in the soap, has impressed ITV bosses after having a series of talks for months (pictured with Lucy Fallon in 2017)

Coronation Street legend Colson Smith is reportedly set to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house next month. 

The actor, 25, who portrays Craig Tinker in the soap, has impressed ITV bosses after having a series of talks for months.

Insiders have already predicted that the soap star will go all the way as he is extremely ‘likeable and down to earth in real life’ just like his Corrie character. 

A source told The Sun: ‘Big Brother producers have been in talks with Colson for months and it looks like a done deal.

‘They’re thrilled he’s keen to enter the nation’s most famous house because he’s a big name already loved by millions of viewers and they were hellbent of securing someone from Corrie as it’s great cross-promotion for ITV.

‘Colson’s character Craig is a huge favourite with soap fans and he’s just as likeable and down to earth in real life so don’t be surprised if he ends up winning the whole thing. He’s got all the ingredients of a Celeb BB champion.’

A spokesperson for ITV has said: ‘Any names are at this point pure speculation and viewers will have to tune to see who will be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house.’ 

Colson joined the long-running soap in 2011 when he was just 13-years-old. 

His character has been in a number of hard-hitting storylines over the years, from being bullied as a schoolboy to becoming a policeman and battling OCD. 

In 2011, Colson dipped into reality TV as he took on ITV’s The Games competing against the likes of Ryan Thomas and Wes Nelson.

Away from TV, Colson dropped ten stone after deciding to change his lifestyle and took up running during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The actor, who admits he was targeted by cruel trolls over his weight while growing up in the public eye, says lockdown inspired him to make a change.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire’s Lauren Simon 

The Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Lauren Simon has reportedly signed for the upcoming series of Celebrity Big Brother

The Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Lauren Simon has reportedly signed for the upcoming series of Celebrity Big Brother

The Real Housewives Of Cheshire star Lauren Simon has reportedly signed for the upcoming series of Celebrity Big Brother. 

The reality TV star, 47, rose to fame as part of the scripted ITVBe show’s inaugural cast when the show debuted in 2014.

And now The Sun has revealed that Lauren is set to enter the CBB house.

Last year, Lauren spent three weeks in hospital after a botched boob job saw her nipple nearly die. 

And Lauren, who split from her ex-husband property tycoon Paul Simon in 2018, recently travelled to a sex retreat where she learnt tantric sex techniques to improve orgasms.

MailOnline has contacted Lauren’s representatives for comment. 

Catherine, Princess of Wales’ uncle Gary Goldsmith 

Kate Middleton's 'black sheep' uncle Gary Goldsmith has also reportedly signed up to the show (Gary pictured in 2017)

Kate Middleton’s ‘black sheep’ uncle Gary Goldsmith has also reportedly signed up to the show (Gary pictured in 2017)

It comes at a challenging time for the royals as Kate continues to recover from her abdominal surgery at The London Clinic (pictured in November last year)

It comes at a challenging time for the royals as Kate continues to recover from her abdominal surgery at The London Clinic (pictured in November last year) 

Kate Middleton’s ‘black sheep’ uncle Gary Goldsmith has also reportedly signed up to the show. 

Experts have warned Gary could ’embarrass’ the royal family with his views on Harry and Meghan.

The outspoken businessman, 58, brother of Kate‘s mother Carole, is reported to have inked a meaty deal with bosses for the return of the celebrity edition of the series after a six-year absence.

It comes at a challenging time for the royals as Kate continues to recover from her abdominal surgery at The London Clinic, while King Charles had a procedure for an enlarged prostate before his cancer diagnosis.

Gary attempted to gain a spot on I’m A Celebrity last year, but was turned down over concerns it could embarrass William and Kate.

The Queen’s third cousin Princess Olga Romanoff 

Olga could join a host of rumoured stars in the Big Brother house including Shirley Ballas and Louis Walsh (Princess Olga pictured in 2021)

Olga could join a host of rumoured stars in the Big Brother house including Shirley Ballas and Louis Walsh (Princess Olga pictured in 2021)

The Queen’s third cousin Princess Olga Romanoff is reportedly in talks to star in the new Celebrity Big Brother series.

The Sunday Mirror reports that the aristocrat, 73, is being looked into to feature in the line-up.

Princess Olga has done a string of Channel 4 shows including The Royal House of Windsor and The Big Celebrity Detox.

A source said of Olga’s potential involvement: ‘They’re determined Celebrity Big Brother’s comeback will be a real attention-grabber so they’re thinking outside the box.

‘Sarah’s decision to rule herself out was a blow so when Princess Olga’s team agreed to a virtual meeting they were really interested to meet her and see what she could bring to the table.’ 

A Big Brother spokesperson said: ‘Any housemate suggestions for Celebrity Big Brother are pure speculation.’ 

Princess Olga has done a string of Channel 4 shows including The Royal House of Windsor and The Big Celebrity Detox (pictured in 2016)

Princess Olga has done a string of Channel 4 shows including The Royal House of Windsor and The Big Celebrity Detox (pictured in 2016)

Despite her aristocratic heritage, the outspoken Princess has a no-nonsense attitude and previously said she was unsuited to royal life. 

Olga told the Telegraph that she would have made a ‘lousy imperial princess,’ adding that she ‘would rather shovel s*** than have to be very charming and dressed up on a daily basis.’

Princess Olga added that if she was to liken herself to a Downton Abbey character, it would be Lady Sybil – a non-conforming aristocrat who ran off with a chauffeur. 

Having been branded the Queen’s ‘rebellious cousin’ due to her forthright manners, Olga said she felt the soubriquet didn’t really apply to her, because she never did drugs of strayed from conventions when she was younger.

She said she never drank or ‘screwed around,’ as a young woman, but admitted she would have liked to rebel against the establishment. 

Speaking to the publication, she also insisted that the interviewer called her Olga, adding: ‘No one gives a stuff about titles any more.’

Princess Olga is pictured here with her parents, Nadine and Prince Andrei Alexandrovich Romanoff

Princess Olga is pictured here with her parents, Nadine and Prince Andrei Alexandrovich Romanoff

The Only Way Is Essex star Chloe Brockett 

Chloe Brockett is reportedly being lined-up for Celebrity Big Brother ahead of the show’s return to screens in March.

Controversial TOWIE star Chloe, 23, who is currently suspended from the ITVBe show, could join a host of stars in the Big Brother house including Shirley Ballas, Rebekah Vardy and Louis Walsh.

A source told The Sun: ‘Chloe Brockett is in talks to appear on the show – nothing is signed yet but she’s really excited and can’t stop telling people.

‘She grew up watching the show and her return to TOWIE is still uncertain so it would be a good show to do while she’s waiting to see if she’ll go back to it.

‘ITV already know Chloe is great TV.’

A Big Brother spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Any names for Celebrity Big Brother are purely speculation.’

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Chloe for comment.

It comes after it emerged Chloe was reportedly being lined-up for Celebrity Big Brother ahead of the show's return to screens next month

Chloe Brockett has reportedly being lined up for Celebrity Big Brother ahead of the show’s return to screens in March

Controversial TOWIE star Chloe, who is suspended from the show, could join a host of stars on Big Brother including Shirley Ballas, Rebekah Vardy and Louis Walsh

Controversial TOWIE star Chloe, 23 (pictured), who is suspended from the show, could join a host of stars on Big Brother including Shirley Ballas, Rebekah Vardy and Louis Walsh

Chloe was suspended from TOWIE last year after she allegedly threw three tumbler glasses at her co-star Roman Hackett during a heated argument while filming in Essex.

While the cast list still hasn’t been confirmed, the reality show is returning for two separate editions in 2024, including a trip to Bali.

A source told The Sun: ‘Chloe Brockett still doesn’t know if she’s returning to the show after her suspension.

‘The cast haven’t even been told who is going to Bali and who isn’t.

‘It’s all hanging in the balance – Chloe makes great TV though so behind the scenes, everyone thinks she’ll go back.’

At the time, the cast of the ITV series were said to have been ‘appalled’ by Chloe’s behaviour and called for her to be axed from the show permanently.

Chloe was suspended from TOWIE last year after she allegedly threw three tumbler glasses at Roman Hackett during a heated argument while filming in Essex

Chloe was suspended from TOWIE last year after she allegedly threw three tumbler glasses at Roman Hackett during a heated argument while filming in Essex

At the time, the cast of the ITV series were said to have been 'appalled' by Chloe's behaviour and called for her to be axed from the show permanently (Roman Hackett pictured in August last year)

At the time, the cast of the ITV series were said to have been ‘appalled’ by Chloe’s behaviour and called for her to be axed from the show permanently (Roman Hackett pictured in August last year)

A TOWIE spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline at the time: ‘Chloe Brockett will not be returning to filming for the remainder of the series.’

‘Most of the cast are absolutely appalled by Chloe’s behaviour and do not believe she should be allowed to come back,’ a source told The Sun.

‘They are grouping together and discussing how they will not shoot scenes with her in the future and want her to be axed from the show for good.’

The source added: ‘They believe it’s a bad look for the show to allow someone back into the cast with a history of violence and, to be frank, the majority of them wouldn’t feel safe filming with her in the future. If she can do this twice, they believe she is capable of it again.’

Chloe was said to have apologised to Roman after the incident.

Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas 

Shirley Ballas is reportedly in 'advanced talks' to appear on the upcoming series of Celebrity Big Brother (Shirley pictured in December last year)

Shirley Ballas is reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to appear on the upcoming series of Celebrity Big Brother (Shirley pictured in December last year)

The Strictly Come Dancing head judge, 63, is said to be a huge fan of the show and and it is claimed ITV bosses are hoping to win her over with a big money offer (L-R: Strictly judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley and Anton Du Beke on the Christmas special this month)

The Strictly Come Dancing head judge, 63, is said to be a huge fan of the show and and it is claimed ITV bosses are hoping to win her over with a big money offer (L-R: Strictly judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley and Anton Du Beke on the Christmas special this month)

Shirley Ballas is reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to appear on the upcoming series of Celebrity Big Brother.

The Strictly Come Dancing head judge, 63, is said to be a huge fan of the show and it is claimed ITV bosses are hoping to win her over with a big money offer.

A source told The Sun: ‘Shirley is deep in discussions about swapping her judges seat for the Big Brother diary room chair.

‘She is a big fan of the show and said she wanted to take part to show the public a different side to her than the woman people are used to seeing on Strictly.

‘The only thing holding Shirley back is the BBC’s position on her taking the job as she wants to keep everyone happy.

‘ITV think Shirley would be a sensational signing and they’re keen to get her on board. She is confident, outspoken and would make brilliant television.’

A Big Brother spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Any names for Celebrity Big Brother are purely speculation.’

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Shirley for comment.

Axed This Morning host Phillip Schofield

Phillip Schofield is reportedly at the top of the contestant wish list for Celebrity Big Brother bosses (Phillip seen on This Morning before his exit from the show in May last year)

Phillip Schofield is reportedly at the top of the contestant wish list for Celebrity Big Brother bosses (Phillip seen on This Morning before his exit from the show in May last year)

Former This Morning and Dancing On Ice host Phillip Schofield is reportedly on the wish list of celebrity housemates.

A source said: ‘Celebrity Big Brother is coming back and ITV want massive names to kick it off. CBB is the perfect place for stars who are riding off the wave of a scandal, or something big happening in their lives.

‘Phillip Schofield is someone they’re going to approach, as well as people like Jennifer Arcuri, who had an alleged fling with Boris.’ 

A representative for Big Brother told MailOnline: ‘At present we are focused on the current series of Big Brother and any announcements regarding future series will be made in due course.’

Phillip stepped out of the spotlight earlier this year when he quit This Morning after admitting to having an affair with a younger colleague.

ITV later cut ties with Phillip and he was dropped from any commitments he had with the broadcaster. He was also let go by his agent, YMU.

Boris Johnson’s alleged mistress Jennifer Arcuri 

Boris Johnson's alleged mistress Jennifer Arcuri has been named as one of the possible Celebrity Big Brother housemates (Jennifer and Boris pictured in 2013)

Boris Johnson’s alleged mistress Jennifer Arcuri has been named as one of the possible Celebrity Big Brother housemates (Jennifer and Boris pictured in 2013)

Boris Johnson’s alleged mistress Jennifer Arcuri has been named as one of the possible Celebrity Big Brother housemates. 

U.S. businesswoman Jennifer, 38, previously claimed she had an affair with former Prime Minister Boris during the time he was mayor of London.

The civilian version of the reality series received great ratings and 3.6million people tuned into the launch show when it kicked off in October last year.

Bosses were reportedly waiting to see how the series panned out before deciding to relaunch the celebrity version of the show but a start date has now been slated in for March 4.

The source said: ‘The more controversial the line-up the better. They want it to really come back with a bang.’

Which stars have turned down Celebrity Big Brother?

Love Island’s Olivia Attwood

Celebrity Big Brother bosses have gone back to the drawing board after TV personality Olivia Attwood turned down an opportunity to appear on the show (pictured in January)

Celebrity Big Brother bosses have gone back to the drawing board after TV personality Olivia Attwood turned down an opportunity to appear on the show (pictured in January)

Celebrity Big Brother bosses have gone back to the drawing board after TV personality Olivia Attwood turned down an opportunity to appear on the show. 

Olivia, 32, has rejected overtures to appear on the show because her work schedule is too packed to accommodate a potential three-week stay in the Elstree compound. 

The TV personality, who found fame on ITV2 show Love Island, is one of the latest panelists on daytime staple Loose Women and previously enjoyed a short-lived appearance on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 

A source told The Sun: ‘Olivia has it all when it comes to being the perfect reality TV star. She’s got the beauty, brains and no-nonsense attitude that would make for incredible television.

‘Celebrity Big Brother seemed like the perfect fit for her after she missed out on her full I’m A Celebrity experience.

‘Olivia was really keen to take part, but her incredibly busy diary means it’s proved impossible to commit to going in the famous House.

‘ITV bosses are gutted, but never say never… She could be a housemate next time around.’ 

Olivia signed up for I’m A Celeb in 2022 but was forced out of the Australian jungle after just two days on medical grounds.  

She has since made a name for herself as a presenter and documentarian with a series of factual programmes in which she tackles topical issues including online bullying and cosmetic surgery.

WAG Rebekah Vardy 

Rebekah Vardy has reportedly been axed from the Celebrity Big Brother line-up after news of ITV's interest was leaked

Rebekah Vardy has reportedly been axed from the Celebrity Big Brother line-up after news of ITV’s interest was leaked

Rebekah Vardy has reportedly been axed from the Celebrity Big Brother line-up after news of ITV’s interest was leaked.

The Mirror claims that the WAG, 42, will no longer be taking part in the show despite bosses reportedly previously hoping she would open up about rival Coleen Rooney and the infamous Wagatha Christie case in the house.

It was confirmed in November that Celebrity Big Brother would be returning in March 2024 following the success of the ITV2 reboot of Big Brother which launched in October last year.

A source told the publication: ‘Bosses were prepared to splash out on signing up Becky in the hope she’d dish all on the Wagatha Christie drama. 

‘She was at the top of their lists but since the news leaked they have decided to explore other candidates.’ 

MailOnline contacted Rebekah’s representatives for comment. 

A Big Brother spokesperson said: ‘Any names for Celebrity Big Brother are purely speculation.’ 

It has previously been reported that producers also thought Rebekah could ‘stir things up’ in the house, being no stranger to reality TV having appeared on I’m A Celeb in 2017 and 2021’s Dancing On Ice.

A source told The Sun: ‘Bosses know she’ll be perfect fodder for the show and that she won’t hold back on saying what she thinks’.

‘They also hope she won’t be slow coming forward on saying how she feels about Coleen and husband Wayne.’

Before adding: ‘She will be TV gold’.

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York 

Celebrity Big Brother bosses were reportedly planning on offering Sarah Ferguson £500,000 to take part in the upcoming series of the show (pictured in December last year)

Celebrity Big Brother bosses were reportedly planning on offering Sarah Ferguson £500,000 to take part in the upcoming series of the show (pictured in December last year)

Celebrity Big Brother bosses were reportedly planning on offering Sarah Ferguson £500,000 to take part in the upcoming series of the show.

ITV executives are said to be keen to sign the Duchess of York, 64, in a bid to pull in big audiences.

An ITV source told the Mirror: ‘Sarah would be a brilliant signing for Celebrity Big Brother. She is very smart, engaging and funny. Not to mention the millions of viewers she would pull in if she began talking to housemates about the Royal Family and Prince Andrew. 

‘Sarah has never considered reality formats in the past but ITV bosses are hoping their offer might change that position. 

‘Signing her would be a massive coup. That’s why they are digging deep for the offer they plan to make her.’

A Big Brother spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Any names for Celebrity Big Brother are purely speculation.’

However, Sarah’s spokesperson denied she would be appearing, saying in December last year: ‘The duchess will not be appearing on this show.’

Sarah would not have been the first person with royal connections to make a reality television appearance after Mike Tindall took part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2022.

The Traitors winner Harry Clark

The Traitors winner Harry Clark, 23, has reportedly rejected a £250,000 offer for major reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother as he signs with talent agency (pictured in January)

The Traitors winner Harry Clark, 23, has reportedly rejected a £250,000 offer for major reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother as he signs with talent agency (pictured in January)

The Traitors winner Harry Clark has reportedly turned down Celebrity Big Brother, despite being offered £250,000 to star on the show. 

Harry gripped the nation with his tactful performance in the BBC show as he stole the £95,150 winnings from The Faithfuls. 

However despite the ITV reality show offering him more than double his prize money, The Sun has revealed the army corporal has chosen to turn the opportunity down. 

It comes after Harry signed to talent agency Inter Talent after meeting with over 15 different agencies. 

An inside source told the publication: ‘Just like his time on the whodunnit show, he is being incredibly shrewd about every move he makes and wants to play the long game.

‘He’s made no bones about the fact he fancies doing reality TV. And although he was incredibly flattered by the offer, Celebrity Big Brother didn’t feel like the right project for him.

‘He’s now got expert guidance from one of the best talent agencies in the country after having no less than 16 companies approach him to broker deals on his behalf.’ 

Harry’s representatives told MailOnline they were unable to comment.

When does Celebrity Big Brother 2024 start?

Celebrity Big Brother fans have been given their first taste of what to expect from the revived show in a new teaser, unveiled by ITV ahead of its imminent launch on March 4.

The Big Brother spin-off will return to mainstream TV in March, six-years after previous home Channel 5 cancelled the show following a drop in viewing figures. 

ITV – who announced plans to reboot the reality series in 2022 – released its first promotional trailer on Monday as they look to build on the success of their Big Brother revival, which drew in 3.6million viewers across ITV1, STV ITV2 and ITVX following its launch in 2023.  

The 40-second clip captures each celebrity concealing their identity while hiding from paparazzi photographers and adoring fans in a variety of settings. 

Celebrity Big Brother will see a new cast of famous faces isolated from the outside world as they embark on the ultimate social experiment, taking up residence in the iconic Big Brother house.

Celebrity Big Brother fans have been given their first taste of what to expect from the revived show in a new teaser, unveiled by ITV ahead of its imminent launch

Celebrity Big Brother fans have been given their first taste of what to expect from the revived show in a new teaser, unveiled by ITV ahead of its imminent launch

The 40-second clip captures each celebrity concealing their identity while hiding from paparazzi photographers and adoring fans in a variety of settings

The 40-second clip captures each celebrity concealing their identity while hiding from paparazzi photographers and adoring fans in a variety of settings

Leaving luxury behind, the celebrities will take part in nominations and tough tasks with cameras capturing their every move. 

The debut trailer comes after Celebrity Big Brother bosses unveiled the new eye logo for the upcoming reboot.

The logo, similar to last year’s civilian version, features an eye surrounded by various emojis and shapes.

A yellow star sits in the centre to represent the celebrities who will be entering the house.

Confirming the new show will start next month, a post on the programme’s social media pages read: ‘Celebrities… Big Brother is coming to get you. Coming March to ITV1 and #CBBUK.’ 

An insider told The Sun: ‘Not all of the famous faces have even signed on the dotted line yet but the series is going full steam ahead and has already booked in studios to shoot the introductory videos that will play as each well-known housemate arrives.

‘The first ones are set to be filmed in just a couple of weeks in mid February, and they should all be shot by the end of the month, bar any late signings.

‘Producers want this year’s stars to be really outrageous in their opening segments, so will be encouraging them to deliver their fighting talk and make dramatic promises that will hook viewers in.’

One celebrity placed a champagne bucket over her head to escape the glare of flashing camera lenses

One celebrity placed a champagne bucket over her head to escape the glare of flashing camera lenses 

Another made an unsuccessful attempt at hiding behind a barren looking tree

Another made an unsuccessful attempt at hiding behind a barren looking tree 

Diners were distracted from their al fresco lunch by the sight of another celebrity in disguise

Diners were distracted from their al fresco lunch by the sight of another celebrity in disguise 

It’s understood that Love Island winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu had signed up for the upcoming series after separating from boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti earlier this year. 

The British-Turkish reality TV personality could be in the Celebrity Big Brother house with the likes of Kate Middleton’s uncle Gary Goldsmith, who is said to be in negotiations with TV bosses, according to the Mirror.

An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Any names are at this point pure speculation and viewers will have to tune to see who will be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house.’

Celebrity Big Brother starts on March 4 on ITV1, STV, ITVX and STV Player.  

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