John Prescott lined up for Celebrity Big Brother
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 November 2012
'Celebrity Big Brother' bosses wants to sign Lord John Prescott up for the next series of the fly-on-the-wall show
Lord John Prescott is to take part in 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
The 74-year-old former Deputy Prime Minister - who last week lost a bid to be voted police commissioner in Humberside - is being targeted by show bosses who think his no-nonsense style would make for perfect viewing.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "'Celebrity Big Brother' would be the perfect platform for Lord Prescott to get his opinions across to the public on his terms. He doesn't suffer fools and that would make it 'must watch' TV.''
If he does take part, John would be the fourth political figure to compete on the fly-on-the-wall show, following in the footsteps of Respect MP George Galloway, 58, Scottish socialist Tommy Sheridan, 48, and Sally Bercow, 42, the wife of the House of Commons speaker.
John isn't the first person to be linked with the new series of the show.
Last month it was claimed 'Bat Out Of Hell' hitmaker Meat Loaf was on producers' wish list.
A source said: "He's a huge name around the world so we're desperate to get him in the house.
"We know fans would love to see him and he would be TV gold. We want this series to be the best yet."
Celebrity Big Brother returns to Channel 5 in January.