The Daily Star newspaper is reporting that actor John Partridge is confirmed for Celebrity Big Brother starting 5th January 2016 on Channel 5.
The actor is best known for the role of Christian Clarke in Eastenders - appearing regularly from 2008 to 2012 - and has also been in many theatre roles in the West End, appearing in Cats, Starlight Express and Miss Saigon.
In 2010 he was on the Judging panel for Over the Rainbow, the BBC TV show to find the star of a production of The Wizard of Oz. He competed in the BBC gymnastics reality show, Tumble, in 2014.
The Daily star quote a 'source': "John is outspoken and will speak as he finds. He will certainly shake things up."
John Partridge's Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/mustbejp
Another ex-EastEnder Danniella Westbrook has also been rumoured to be joining the next CBB.
The Celebrity series returns to Channel 5 in January with a vaudeville theatre themed-house, with the garden transformed into a Whitechapel style foggy street scene with a Victorian pub snug.