The Celebrity big Brother house is set to welcome reality television royalty with one of the stars of Keeping Up With The Kardashians preparing to enter the house.
Best pal of Khloe Kardashian, Malika Haqq, has apparently arrived in the UK for the show, and will be unveiled as a guest on the show’s launch this Tuesday.
Malika is following in the footsteps of fellow Kardashian companion, Jonathan Cheban, who was a housemate in 2016.
The model and actress has been a friend of Khloe’s since they were 15, and worked as her PA for a while.
There were even rumours that she might become a Kardashian herself back in 2011, as reports linked her with Rob Kardashian.
But while the rumours turned out to be unfounded, Malika doesn’t need to be a sister-in-law to consider the Kardashians family.
Speaking to the MailOnline back in September, she opened up about her close relationship with the family.
“They’re friends, but they are literally family to me,” she said.
“I am nothing but happy for their success, they’ve earned it. There’s not a lot people that can say they’ve done it… it’s an accolade they really deserve.”
The Sun Online reports that CBB show bosses have paid a hefty fee to secure Malika.
Their source says: “Not only is Malika friends with the most famous family in the planet, she has become a massive name in her own right.
“Show bosses have paid a huge amount of money to get her and they hope she will be able to to give an amazing insight into life with the Kardashians.
“On top of that she’s a really interesting person and she is going to make great TV. She’s got a real chance of winning the show.”
Malika is a brand ambassador for Pretty Little Things, as well as featuring on reality shows such as Hollywood Divas, Real Husbands of Hollywood and Dash Dolls.
She’s also had appearances in film and television, including Entourage, Sky High, and Las Vegas.
The new season of Celebrity Big Brother is set to start this Tuesday at 9pm.