The names of the female celebrities who will be entering the Big Brother house in January have been revealed.

According to the Daily Star, former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton, model Lucy Pinder, SHAMELESS star Tina Malone and ex-SUGABABE Mutya Buena will all appear on the reality show.

The publication also asserts that SHERRIE HEWSON and PAULA HAMILTON will star.

CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER was cancelled in January 2008 due to the race row caused by the 2007 series, however it will return to the small screen on January 2nd 2009.

DAVINA MCCALL will once again helm the reality show, with GEORGE LAMB taking on BIG BROTHER'S LITTLE BROTHER.

The new series of BIG BROTHER is not going to be a 24 hour show, with bosses hoping to avoid any issues such as the Jade Goody racism row.

However some critics have suggested this will leave fans "short changed", with a source telling the Sun that it is now an entertainment show rather than a reality one.

24/12/2008 11:52:20