As the start of the biggest Celebrity Big Brother to date draws closer, more names have been dropped in to the mix ahead of the official line-up announcement.
The team over at Channel 5 is keeping tight-lipped about who will be joining the house, but details are starting to leak.
Emma Willis and Rylan Clark will return to host the action-packed series, which will see past BB stars joining new faces.
The broadcaster has at least confirmed the start date for the latest edition of the reality show – it will kick off on Tuesday January 3 and will last 24 days, a week less than usual.
Here we look at the names rumoured to be entering the house:
The fiery stunner had an explosive row on set with Denise Welch, which ultimately led to her eviction.
A source exclusively told The Sun Online: “Nicola is going back into the CBB house. She’s had the worst two years of her life but now she’s feeling strong and she is desperate to let her hair down and have some fun in there…”
He will follow in the footsteps of his ex-wife Danielle Lloyd – and is said to be doing do to pay off the £15,000 a month he has to pay her as part of their divorce agreement.
Jamie will be part of the New Stars team once inside the house as they face off against the All-Stars who have previously appeared on the show.
The American model is set to return to the Celebrity Big Brother house after starring in the show in 2015.
He came second to Apprentice star James Hill and the pair’s bromance was the subject of much gossip during that series.
Austin also won praise from viewers after he shaved his head in the house in support of Gail Porter who suffers from Alopecia.
Kim’s ex-boyfriend Ray J is in talks to become one of the All Stars series’ new contestants, the Sun exclusively revealed.
And bosses are hoping that Snoop Dogg’s cousin will tell all about Kim, including the full story of their infamous sex tape.
A CBB source said: “Bosses are over the moon with how the negotiations are going.
“Kim is one of the biggest celebrities in the world and they were never going to get her but booking Ray J means they’ll get someone with proper insight into what goes on behind closed doors.
“He was right by her side as she shot to fame because of their sex tape so they are hoping he will talk openly about their relationship and reveal lots of new things about her while in the house.”
Bianca Gascoigne, the former stepdaughter of Paul, was the first star to reportedly sign up to enter Celebrity Big Brother – although she’s yet to confirm the news.
The 30-year-old, who is the ex-girlfriend of former CBB star Calum Best, might be in for a shock if they choose to throw him into the mix as well.
She’s used to the reality show circuit regardless, having found her own shot of fame after participating in Love Island in 2006.
Bosses are reportedly keen to get her involved in the hopes spills the beans on Paul’s addictions and recovery.
One of the most chocking rumours is that Loose Women panellist Coleen could head back into the CBB house.
She would be a member of the all-stars team if she does return, after coming runner-up to Julian Clary in 2012.
While nothing has been confirmed, a contestant teaser released last week seemed to back up the claim that she will be heading back in the house.
Speaking to the Daily Star Online, he let slip his plans, revealing: “I’m going on holiday at the end of the year, but coming back to London in January to do some work.”
And when asked if “work” meant CBB, he winked and said: “No comment.”
He added: “I’ve got a lot of time for Celebrity Big Brother, it has done a lot for me.
“If I did go back, I would go on the All Stars team and it would be fun.”
The Sun previously revealed that James Jordan signed a six figure contract to enter Celebrity Big Brother.
Channel 5 bosses had “feisty” James at the top of their list of talent they wanted to sign up for the show which starts in January.
A show insider said: “Channel 5 approached James with a six figure deal.
“The producers loved how feisty he was when he appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2014 and they know he won’t hold back.”
Sources confirmed to The Sun that Jasmine has since flown from her home in California to London to prepare for the star-studded Channel 5 programme.
Her second stint in the house could prove interesting – with ex lover Lee also rumoured to be making a return.
He was later cleared and is now keen to win back public support.
A source told The Sun Online: “Jody hasn’t had it easy this year and after a series of dramas he wants people to remember him for good things again.
“He was one of the nation’s most promising actors during his time on Shameless and he’s hoping he’ll be able to recreate that success again after going on CBB.”
According to the Daily Star, Sam Callahan will get swept back into the limelight when he stars in CBB.
A source told the newspaper: ”Sam is in the best shape he’s ever been in, he would definitely bring some eye candy to the show.”
“Jedward caused chaos when they were in the house five years ago and viewers loved it,” a source told The Daily Star.
“Producers were really keen to get them back, they know they are TV gold.”
Spencer and Heidi Pratt
They shot to fame on The Hills, and now Spencer and Heidi Pratt could join the CBB line-up,. it has been claimed.
The reality star couple – known as Speidi – have reportedly signed a six-figure deal to take part.
A show insider told The Daily Star: “Spencer and Heidi are very competitive and they got so close to winning last time that they’re hell bent on coming out on top this time around.
“They’ve never quite lived down being beaten by Rylan. Last time they were not sure what to expect, but they’ve become big fans of the show since their stint in the House.”
Meanwhile more stars are rumoured to be joining them:
Having shot to fame on Made in Chelsea, Sam is now rumoured to be another name in the mix to appear on the new series.
According to the Mirror, he’s one of the rumoured stars to make a surprise appearance, although he’s yet to confirm the claims.
Sam would follow in co-star Ollie Locke’s footsteps.
A source said: “The Kardashians are facing the new year from hell. If Malika ends up going in she’s likely to reveal plenty about them.
“Malika is a shoulder to cry on for Khloe and regularly spends time with the entire Kardashian family.
They added to the Daily Star: “She knows all the sisters’ darkest secrets.”
Reality show queen Katie Price starred on the show in 2015 alongside long-term rival Katie Hopkins.
Despite coming in late, Katie made her mark on the show and left a champion, after striking up an unlikely bond with Hopkins and putting up with perpetual loud mouth, Perez Hilton.
Now she’s dropped a massive hint she wants to get back in her home-away-from-home in Elstree, telling her fans on Twitter: “It’s only rumours by I would do big brother again now I’m heathy [sic].”
Katie even appeared to start her own campaign, ending her tweet with: “#getpriceyincbb.”
The child prodigy and transgender star has previously hinted she will be going back in the house, four years after she first took part in the show in 2013.
A representative for the star told the Mail Online: “All she can say is that she shall be meeting some interesting people at Elstree on the 2nd of January.”
Lauren, who last year claimed she’s had a fling with Russell Brand, finished third in 2013, losing out to Abz from FIVE and Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby, who won the show.
She recently hinted she was going back in the house when last week, she posted a snap of her and presenter Rylan Clark-Neal to her Twitter page.
And she captioned the photo: “Having a selfie with Rylan Clark at his dressing room at Elstree, it’s been took long Rylan, we should have a good old natter after so long.”
CBB bosses sparked fierce debate over the latest confirmed housemate by sharing a mysterious video to social media earlier today.
The mystery housemate says: “I was fortunate enough to be part of the biggest music revolution that’s ever happened.
“I like to think of myself as a bit of an all-rounder. Jack of all trades. Master of none.”
Despite there being no further clues, many fans have commented on the YouTube clip suggesting it could be Fatman Scoop, especially as he is currently in the UK and was seen in the stands at the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool at the weekend.
Katie was one of the most controversial housemates to date, thanks to her shock opinions and outspoken ways.
However, despite once being dubbed ‘The Most Hated Woman In Britain’, Katie made it through to the final – and even made friends with Katie Price.
She’s sure to bring more fire to the new series if she’s confirmed to enter.
Both Katies have since fallen out again, so seeing them face-off in a new series could prove explosive.
The famed motormouth has kept quiet on the rumours on her social media page.
Stephen Bear won the last series of CBB back in June, and became simultaneously loved and hated for his unpredictable behaviour.
This included smashing a mirror in the garden in anger, and having several x-rated encounters with Chloe Khan.
However, Bear – who is currently filming MTV show Just Tattoo of Us – has ruled out his possible return by posting on Twitter because he hasn’t been asked.
He wrote: “I can officially say I’m not doing CBB in Jan. I wasn’t cool enough.”
As far as love triangles go, Lee Ryan won the lot.
The former Blue singer appeared in the 13th series of the show in 2014, where he enjoyed romances with TWO housemates.
After growing close to glamour model Casey Batchelor, he then unceremoniously dumped her for US actress Jasmine Waltz – who he carried on dating briefly after they left the show.
However, Lee has shot down the rumours he will return to the house – after ending up needing therapy last time.
He told New! magazine: “It was awful what happened to me and the hate that I got on Twitter. I’m too sensitive to be able to go through it.
“I think you could tell when I was in there. I’m too sensitive to do anything like that. I probably wouldn’t ever do anything like that again.”
Perhaps the most hated CBB contestant in the history of the show, Perez proved to be gripping viewing with his erratic behaviour and outlandishly stubborn attitude.
Hated by the entire house, Perez managed to upset co-star Michelle Visage after telling her his treatment from Katie Hopkins was like “being diagnosed with AIDS” as housemates became “afraid of him and ostracised him”.
Michelle, a strong ally to the LGBT community, slammed the star for his “extreme” comment and revealed that she had lost “20 plus” friends to the disease.
Perez turned down his position in this year’s house after bosses refused to double his payment.
He explained on his podcast: “Yes, I have been asked to do it and I told them I would do it if the price was right.
“And the price was not right, okay! It was way off.
“I wanted to get paid double and I think I’m worth it.”
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