Celebrity Big Brother line-up ‘leaked’ a week ahead of the launch show and includes Pete Wicks and Brandi Glanville

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The full line up for Celebrity Big Brother ahead of its return on Tuesday August 1 has apparently been leaked.

Whilst some media outlets are reporting that the show’s producers claim to still be in talks with potential famous faces to head into the house, the Daily Star says it knows exactly who’s going in.

But today more names have been circulating that aren’t on the tabloid’s list.

The latest is former Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati, who played Sunita Alahan in the ITV soap.

It’s been reported that CBB bosses have been arranging meetings with the star’s agents.

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A source for the Channel 5 show told the Mirror: “Producers have been arranging a meeting with Shobna’s agents in hope of getting her on the show next month.

“Nothing is confirmed yet but they’re very interested.”

But there is no official confirmation which celebs will be heading onto the show.

The actress, 50, is also known for her role as Anita in Dinnerladies.

This comes after the line-up was reportedly leaked to the media.

The show’s bosses have been desperate to keep the celebs under wraps but the Daily Star have claimed they were given the list of stars to have signed up by an insider.

A source told them: “This is a nightmare for producers. They only want the housemates to know who they’ll be living with once they walk into the house.

“Now they will have the chance to find out about each other online. It could ruin the dynamic producers were hoping for.”

But for now the famous faces rumoured to be heading in include TOWIE’s Pete Wicks.

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Other stars apparently giving up their freedom for a few weeks are Geordie Shore’s Nathan Henry, 26, The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ star Brandi Glanville, Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, X Factor reject Amelia Lily, reality star Jemma Lucy, Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle and human Ken doll Rodrigo Alves.

But it seems the show’s producers are still confident they have an incredible line-up that will definitely attract viewers.

The source added: “They all have plenty of experience on reality shows, meaning they know full well what makes for good TV.”

With the current series of Big Brother set to end this Friday (July 28) bosses have just four days to turn the house into a “top celeb retreat”.

A source said: “Our celebrities will take a break from their hectic schedules for a stay in the country’s top celeb retreat… the Celebrity Big Brother house.

“It’s sure to be holiday heaven for some and a holiday from hell for others.”

This will definitely be an explosive series.

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