Charlie Sheen to appear on Celebrity Big Brother
Charlie Sheen has signed up to appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
The former 'Two and a Half Men' actor - who was fired from the £1.2 million-per-episode role after revelations emerged about his romps with porn stars and cocaine binges - has agreed a £6 million deal to feature on the reality series when it re-launches on Channel 5 later this month.
TV bosses have reportedly pulled out all the stops to secure the troubled star's place on the show, in the hope his wild antics within the house will make for "unmissable TV". Charlie - who will be the biggest celebrity to appear in the 'Big Brother' house to date - will jet in to the UK from his Los Angeles mansion over the next two weeks after agreeing the lucrative terms with show chiefs last week.
An insider told the Daily Star newspaper: "It would be unbelievable. A producer's dream. No-one would want to miss the chance of seeing what he's up to and hear the wacky things he's been saying. And let's face it, he's been saying some crazy stuff recently."
The likes of former teen star Aaron Carter, 'The Only Way Is Essex' beauty Amy Childs, boxing champion Ricky Hatton and even the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, have been rumoured to appear on the upcoming series of 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
A Channel 5 spokesperson added: "'Big Brother' execs are in talks with a number of celebrities about appearing on the series but we're not confirming any names at the moment."
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