Amy Childs backs Cheryl Fergison for CBB

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 April 2012
Amy Childs

Amy Childs

Amy Childs believes former 'EastEnders' star Cheryl Fergison will provide the comedy on the new series of 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Amy Childs has backed Cheryl Fergison to provide the comedy on the new series of 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

The former 'EastEnders' actress - who departed Albert Square last month after almost five years when her alter ego Heather Trott was murdered - has signed a £175,000 deal to take part in the next series of the fly-on-the-wall show and Amy can't wait for Cheryl to show her fun side on TV.

She said: "I was so happy to hear Cheryl Fergison is going on 'Celebrity Big Brother'. I loved her when I met her on 'Loose Women'. She's going to provide the comedy in the house, without a doubt!"

Cheryl was signed up for the show after impressing producers with her sense of humour.

A source previously said: "Her character of downtrodden Heather is so different from the actual actress.

"Cheryl is hilarious. She's got a really great sense of humour and producers wanted to sign her up the minute she was written out of 'EastEnders'."

Channel 5 have upped the budget for the next series of the show in order to attract more star names and Cheryl's fee is one of the biggest they have ever paid out.

They are planning another series of the celebrity show in August/September after the contest was a huge ratings hit earlier in the year, when 'Loose Women' star Denise Welch beat the likes of Michael Madsen, Frankie Cocozza, Kirk Norcross, Natalie Cassidy, Gareth Thomas and Nicola McLean to be crowned winner.

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