Stephen Belafonte and Danielle Brown for Celebrity Big Brother?

Mel B's husband, Stephen Belafonte, and her sister Danielle Brown are being lined up to appear on the same series of 'Celebrity Big Brother' despite being sworn enemies

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Stephen Belafonte and Mel B

Stephen Belafonte and Mel B

Mel B's husband and sister are reportedly being lined up to appear in 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

The 'X Factor' judge's husband Stephen Belafonte has been forced to deny claims he hit his wife last week amidst rumours their seven year marriage is on the rocks and Channel 5 producers are now said to be desperate for the film producer to appear in the reality show to set the record straight, while clashing with his wife's estranged sister Danielle Brown.

A source revealed: "Danielle has been in the frame for 'Celebrity Big Brother' before but it didn't come off.

"Now bosses are after her again. If they landed both her and Stephen, the ratings would go nuclear."

Danielle hasn't spoken to her former Spice Girls star sister for four years since criticising her choice of husband, but admitted in 2012 she would like to reconcile with her sibling.

Speaking at the time, the 33-year-old confessed she wanted Mel to attend her wedding but that her husband wasn't "welcome".

She said: "There is absolutely no way Stephen is invited. I don't want to be anywhere near that man. He's not welcome at all."

Showmakers - who are also rumoured to have secured ex-'EastEnders' actress Danniella Westbrook and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton for the upcoming series - are believed to be doing everything in their power to get Danielle to sign up because of her outspoken nature, which would be sure to ruffle some feathers amongst the celebrity housemates when the show kicks off on January 7, 2015.

The source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Danielle is younger than Mel but she is just as straight-talking."

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