Katie Price had been rumoured to be going in after a story in the Daily Mail said she had agreed a six-figure deal for the remaining three weeks of the series.
However, it seems unlikely that Channel 5 would have budgeted to pay a high fee to a replacement housemate, and if someone like Katie Price was entering Celebrity Big Brother it would be from the beginning of a series.
There had been speculation that a new housemate would enter the house on Friday after Jeremy and Ken were removed from the house, and presenter Emma Willis said that the housemates would get a 'big fat fabulous surprise' after Friday's eviction.
It has also been rumoured that US reality TV celebrity, Austin Armacost could enter the house on Friday after he Tweeted that he was travelling to England.
I like Katie. But I'm glad she's not going in.
I think she's quiet a big name, and I think they should keep her for another series, rather than adding her as a late entry for a series with a women dominated house full of drama and tension.
Cheers. So that American nobody who not many heard of then.
Is it a new housemate though?
Emma said a "big fat surprise on Friday" well that rules out Gemma Collins cause Emma wouldnt say that if it was her
Mighty relieved that it is not Katie Price although she could have just taken some pics on a plane on the ground somewhere to put people off the scent, or she could be somewhere else and be flying back here! I really hope not
I think the fact that the story was in the Daily Star and ONLY in the Daily Star, we can assume it is a lie
I would love Gemma to go in, cause Katie would rip her to pieces over her pathetic 3 days in the jungle!!