|The Sun reported that journalist Julie Burchill has been offered a place in the next series of Celebrity Big Brother, and that she would be paid £300,000.
The Sun article also said that she had apparently spoken to several people about the offer, attempting to find out what former housemates Liz Jones and Samantha brick were paid for appearing on the show, and this might damage her chances of appearing.
A source is quoted: "Julie would be great on the show as she is mouthy and feisty but part of the deal is you are not allowed to tell people the offer - The fact she has means producers may not now go ahead"
Julie Burchill is know for for courting controversy with her outspoken views. She wrote an article about Big Brother's return on Channel 5 which can be read here.
Julie Burchill Biography
Julie Burchill, born July 3rd 1959, has been a journalist since the age of 17. The Channel 4 drama series based on her teenage novel Sugar Rush won an International Emmy in 2006, a play about her by Tim Fountain, Julie Burchill Is Away, was an off-West End hit in 2002 and she has written sixteen books.