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Frankie Grande, Christopher Biggins reportedly heading into Celebrity Big Brother house

By Will Stroude

It looks as though the line-up for this year’s Celebrity Big Brother has been revealed, and it looks like we’re in for another classic.

33-year-old Broadway actor, TV host and brother of Ariana Grande, Frankie Grande is one of the names that leaked in a list that also includes inconic British actor Christopher Biggins, controversial former X-Factor contestant Katie Waissel and former EastEnders star Ricky Norwood.

This isn’t Frankie Grande’s first time ot the Big Brother rodeo, however – he competed in the American version of the show back in 2014, where he introduced himself as “the brother of one of the most famous people earth”.

His friendship with straight fellow housemate Zach Rance garnered a lot of attention during the pair’s time on the show, earning the pair the nickname ‘Zankie’ and even inspiring some fan fiction based on their bromance.

1c03bc40-eff6-0131-6d70-0aa0f90d87b4 Frankie and Zach had a notable ‘bromance’ on Big Brother USA

Meanwhile, Ariana herself recently told Attitude that she considers Frankie her ultimate gay icon – click here to find out more.

The rumoured contestants of this summer’s CBB are as follows:

Frankie Grande – brother of US singer Ariana Grande

Katie Waissel – former X Factor contestant

Christpher Biggins – actor and presenter

Rick Norwood – former Eastenders star

Sam Fox – ’80s pop star

Marnie Simpson – Geordie Shore

Lewis Bloor – The Only Way Is Essex

Stephen Bear – Ex On The Beach 

Saira Khan – The Apprentice runner-up

Beth Chapman – Dog The Bounty Hunter

Helen Lederer – Absolutely Fabulous star

Michael James Whale – radio host

Renee Graziano – Mob Wives star

Storage Hunters’ Colin Newell

Grant Bovey –  property magnate and ex-husband of Anthea Turner

Aubrey O’Day – singer

Chloe Khan (formerly known as Chloe Mafia) – former X Factor contestant

Celebrity Big Brother starts tonight (July 28) on Channel 5 at 9pm.

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