Evander Holyfield signs up for Celebrity Big Brother

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 December 2013
Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield has allegedly signed a six-figure deal to star on 'Celebrity Big Brother' next year

Evander Holyfield will appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

The boxing heavyweight champion - famed for having part of his ear bitten off by Mike Tyson during a fight in 1997 - has reportedly signed a six-figure deal to star in the new series of the Channel 5 reality show, which kicks off in January.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Evander is a legend and a huge character. He will be great in the show. We expect him to really pack a punch.

"He should stir things up and he won't take any nonsense from some of the younger stars. It will be interesting to see how they react to him - and what tips he gives them on working out."

The American muscleman is expected to cause a stir in the house with his imposing presence and it is hoped he will share some secrets about his sporting glory days and newfound friendship with Mike.

The pair ended their feud after appearing on Oprah Winfrey's chat show in 2009 and even appeared in an advert spoofing their infamous bust-up for Footlocker together this autumn.

The insider added: "It's going to be another great year for 'CBB'. They are working hard to get big personalities as well as big names."

Evander will be joined by the likes of N-Dubz rapper Dappy, 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Sam Faiers and comic Jim Davidson in the 'CBB' house.

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