This week, the dying gasp of summer TV hits the UK as Celebrity Big Brother starts this Thursday.
Host Emma Willis will work with Rylan Clark-Neal presenting the segment “Bit On The Side.”
Adult film entrepreneur Stormy Daniels, who claimed to have had unprotected sexual relations with President Donald J. Trump, is said to be joining the cast – although she denied this in a tweet to Monsters and Critics.
Scientologist TV star Kirstie Alley, whose well-publicized battles with weight led her to a lucrative contract with diet and weight loss company Jenny Craig, is also on board according to The Sun.
The theme of the show is “Eye of the Storm” which is ostensibly about “redemption” that many if not all of the cast are seeking via this payday on reality television.
The reported group is united by a host of scandals.
Stormy, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims she and Donald Trump bedded together in 2006 while he was married to Melania. In March 2006, Barron Trump, his youngest child, was born. Her claims are that he used no condoms and that spanking with a magazine was part of the romp.
“Stormy is the biggest signing for this year’s show and she’ll make headlines around the world,” says one Sun source who was not identified.
Other contestants are reportedly Love Island’s Gabby Allen who dated Marcel Somerville, and who is damage control over claims she slept with Dan Osborne.
To make things even more salacious they are also said to have booked THE man in question, Dan Osborne, who is described as a “bad boy Towie star” in denial about a tryst allegedly with Gabby and this is all just “weeks after his third child Mia (his second with estranged wife Jacqueline Jossa) was born.”
Also reportedly booked is Sally Morgan, who was Princess Diana’s personal psychic accused of fakery.
Then there’s Kirstie Alley, a huge star in the 80s but whose struggles with weight outshined her incredible star power. “With the theme of retribution and stars talking about their own publicity storms – Kirstie couldn’t be better suited.”
Married At First Sight star Ben Jardine is also said to be booked. He married Stephanie after meeting on the show but they are allegedly kaput.
Bad Girls Club star Natalie Nunn is another reported houseguest. She hitched footballer Jacob Payne on TV in 2012. They have a daughter, Journey Ruth Payne. Natalie reportedly suffered a miscarriage three years ago.
Others reportedly taking part are:
— Former Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett, who just recently survived a horrific car crash. Roxanne suffered a concussion, severe bruising and two sprained wrists. She is engaged to boyfriend Lee Walton just seven days after meeting him. Hmm.
— Chloe Ayling is a bathing suit model type from South London, who made the news in the UK for a “bogus photoshoot” while allegedly being held captive by a Polish captor Lukasz Herba, 30, for six days. He was reportedly jailed for 16 years in Italy.
— Nick Leeson has a dodgy record and has served more than four years behind bars on forgery and fraud charges. The Sun writes: “He went on the run before being apprehended and caged in Singapore for six-and-half years.”
It seems redemption already found him as he was released early in 1999 after being diagnosed with cancer and “has gone on to become a motivational speaker and best-selling author.”
— Plastic surgery fan with deep pockets, Rodrigo Alves, better known as the Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on around 160 procedures. He’s booked, along with Ryan Thomas, a reality TV Soap star.
Stormy Daniels last night tweeted Monsters and Critics appearing to say she would NOT be appearing on the show.
Monsters and Critics has reached out to one of her representatives to confirm whether she will feature.
Celebrity Big Brother returns to Channel 5 (UK) on Thursday.