Channel 5 planning Regular AND Celebrity housemates for Big Brother 17? [Update]

Big Brother is planning on having ‘Celebrities’ living alongside ‘regular’ housemates for the next civilian series according to Now Magazine.

According to NOW, the house will be split in two with half being occupied by celebs.

A Channel Five insider told NOW: ‘We’re planning on really mixing up the regular series this time by chucking in a load of celebs too and splitting the house up. The producers have been approaching people from Gogglebox, TOWIE and Ex On The Beach and have some great names lined up.’

The source also adds: ‘There has been some behind the scenes conflict as to whether the celebrities will be getting paid as the regular housemates won’t have any kind of fee. Some are happy to appear for free to raise their profile, but some are being quite demanding.’

Channel 5 declined to comment on the rumours when reached by Big Blagger.


It is thought that producers initially did not want to pay the celebrities a fee – as the celebrity housemates will be competing just the same as regular housemates and be in with a chance of winning the winners prize. Big Blagger has learned that while some of the stars taking part are happy with exposure, others are demanding Celebrity Big Brother perks.

Big Brother returns to Channel 5 in June.

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