|Model and former athlete Rachel Christie, who appeared recently on ITV2's Love Island, has been offered £300,000 to appear in January's Celebrity Big Brother, according to a report in the Mirror.
Rachel Christie's promo picture for Love Island
She has a four-year-old son with David McIntosh, who was on Celebrity Big Brother in 2014. She won the Miss England beauty contest in 2009, but had to give up the title after an altercation with another model, and she is the niece of former athlete Linford Christie.
She has applied for Big Brother before - she was among the 80 shortlisted housemates for Big Brother 11 in 2010 - http://www.thisisbigbrother.com/bigb...evealed--.html - , and was nearly selected later in the series to go in, but it was reported that a court appearance stopped her appearing.
Quote in Mirror report: "She's incredibly funny and opinionated - she's not afraid of confrontation and will be good for the show."
"Her representatives have been wanting her to enter since Love Island, they felt it was a one dimensional show and that the CBB house, along with the hefty pay packet they're offering, will see her at her best."
Rachel Christie's Twitter: http://twitter.com/MissRChristie
Update - She has denied the Celebrity Big Brother rumours on her Twitter:
Celebrity Big Brother 17 starts on Channel 5 in January 2016, and these are the eight female celebrities and one male celebrity so far being linked to the show:
Clockwise from top-left: Kristina Rihanoff, Hulk Hogan, Angie Bowie, Stephanie Davis, Rachel Christie, Lexie Gregg, Koo Stark, Gemma Collins, Danniella Westbrook.