Kristina Rihanoff has signed up to be a housemate on the January 2016 series of Celebrity Big Brother, The Sun has reported.
The Russian professional dancer partnered singer Daniel O’Donnell this year in Strictly Come Dancing.
The article says the BBC were angered when she appeared in the audience for ITV's X Factor this month, and a deal to go into the Celebrity Big Brother house will mean she will not return to the BBC dancing show.
A Source is quoted: “She hasn’t told bosses at Strictly she’s going, but there is next to no chance that they will have her back when they hear she’s signed up for CBB.”
She is the girlfriend of ex-England rugby player Ben Cohen.
Celebrity Big Brother 17 will be shown on Channel 5 in January 2016. Other rumoured celebrities so far include, Angie Bowie, Hulk Hogan, Danniella Westbrook and Gemma Collins.
The Sun Article: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...g-Brother.html
UPDATE: She has dismissed the story on her Twitter.
"According to @TheSun I was banned from @bbcstrictly, quit the show & doing Big Brother! The truth is I'm the wild card on @Xfactor tour "