Sam Faiers signs up for Celebrity Big Brother
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 December 2013
'The Only Way Is Essex' beauty Sam Faiers has signed up for Celebrity Big Brother. She will join Blue singer Lee Ryan
'The Only Way Is Essex' star Sam Faiers has signed up for 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
The blonde beauty, whose ex fiancé Joey Essex spent time in the jungle in 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!' recently, is chasing her own reality show glory.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Sam has seen how well Joey has done on I'm A Celebrity and wants a slice of the action herself.
"She's asked TOWIE bosses if it would be okay to do it and come back for filming afterwards - and they're fine with that.
"They let Mario Falcone got on the summer Big Brother, so they could hardly have said, 'no'."
Sam, 22, began dating 23-year-old Joey in 2011 and the pair were planning to tie the knot until they split in June. He has since been linked to fellow 'I'm A Celebrity' contestant, model Amy Willerton.
His ex has reportedly agreed a six-figure deal to appear on next month's 'Celebrity Big Brother' on Channel Five.
Sam is one of this year's "big-ticket" names, along with former boy band star Lee Ryan.
The Blue singer was offered £175,000 to appear on the show last year but he demanded more cash. He is now said to have signed a deal for less than the original amount.
An insider added: "Lee is TV golf when he gets going.
"He's not thick but he has a very unusual take on things - a bit like Joey Essex.
"Also, it will be good publicity for him and Blue, as they've got new material they want to plug."
Controversial N-Dubz star Dappy is also believed to be appeared on the show.