Tinchy Stryder signs up for Celebrity Big Brother
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 December 2011
'Celebrity Big Brother' bosses have lined up rapper Tinchy Stryder to take part after Chipmunk refused
Tinchy Stryder has signed up for 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
The 'Never Leave You' singer was approached by show bosses - who are desperate for a British rapper to take part - after 'Champion' hitmaker Chipmunk turned down an offer, The Sun newspaper reports.
While the line-up for the show - which returns to Channel 5 in early January - has not yet been confirmed, several stars have been linked with an appearance, including troubled Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan, footballer Ryan Giggs' sister-in-law Natasha Giggs, shamed former 'X-Factor' contestant Frankie Cocozza and comedian Freddie Starr.
Meanwhile, bosses at Channel 5 are bringing back the live feed when the show returns next month.
Although 24 hour feed - which was axed when the show moved from Channel 4 to Channel 5 will not be coming back - show bosses are planning to extend the air time for an extra hour on sister channel 5* whenever there is an eviction, a surprise task or a shock new housemate.
A source said: "Zooming in after they've just had a shock is the best thing to do.
"In the past we've had housemates breaking down in tears if someone they really liked got evicted and we've had bitchy bust-ups with people saying the wrong person went out the door.
We've also had melt- downs if they heard the crowds outside chanting about them."