The new series of Celebrity Big Brother hits Channel 5 in August, just days after the so-called civilian series ends…
It’s been claimed that the show’s new run will feature a UK vs USA theme, which was prompted after the last series pulled in record numbers of viewers, all eager to see what outlandish and outrageous Perez Hilton had been up to while a temporary resident in Borehamwood.
However, it’s believed that Mafia Wives star ‘Big Ang’ was to head up the USA side of the house, but as she was sadly diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, she of course had to pull out of the show.
That left Channel 5 bosses hunting for another big name and big character to replace Ang, and today, it’s been reported that wrestler Hulk Hogan is very firmly in the CBB frame.
The Sunday Mirror reports that Hulk, whose real name is Terry Gene Bollea, has signed a deal with Channel 5 worth around £300,000 to go into the house alongside fellow Americans Janice Dickinson and Farrah Abraham.
Janice was formerly a model and of course took part in I’m A Celebrity a few years ago, while Farrah shot to fame on MTV’s 16 & Pregnant and later went on to star in follow-up Teen Mom. She’s currently featuring in Teen Mom OG – as in ‘original girls’ – which has proved to be a controversial move given that in the last few years, Farrah has starred in porn films and modelled for her own range of adult toys.
However, back to Hulk, and a CBB insider said, “Hulk is a big name. He’s known for being opinionated.”
If he does indeed go into the house, it won’t be all new to him given that he starred in his own reality TV show, Hogan Knows Best.
He featured in the fly-on-the-wall programme alongside his son Nick and daughter Brooke, however, he later blamed the show for having driven a wedge between himself and wife Linda – the couple are now divorced – and of having “negatively affected” his children.
Would you like to see Hulk in the CBB house? By the way, you can click here for all the latest housemate rumours, but for now, here’s a look at the promo for the forthcoming new series of regular Big Brother…