Mike Tyson set for CBB

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is thought to be in line to appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

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Mike Tyson is in line to appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

The former heavyweight boxing champion - who was jailed for raping beauty queen Desiree Washington in 1992 - is reportedly set to join an "amazing" cast on the celebrity version of the reality show when it re-launches on Channel 5 in August.

A show source told the Daily Star newspaper: "To get Mike Tyson on 'Big Brother' would be an amazing coup.

"The celebs being lined up for the new Channel 5 show are just amazing - it's going to be must-see television this summer."

Mike - whose four-year-old daughter Exodus died following an accident at her mother Monica's house in 2009 - joins a number of stars linked with 'Celebrity Big Brother', including Irish pop duo Jedward who have reportedly been offered £1 million to star on the programme.

Producers of the show - which is set to air on Channel 5 for the first time after being axed from Channel 4 last year - are also thought to have Charlie Sheen, Harrods owner Mohamed Al-Fayed and former 'Big Brother' star Imogen Thomas on their wish list.

The 45-year-old controversial boxer - who infamously bit off part of opponent Evander Holyfield's ear during a bout - has quit drugs and recently renewed his wedding vows with his wife Lakiha Spicer Tyson.

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