Rumour has it that Celebrity Big Brother bosses are having a nightmare of a time trying to find celebrities to sign up to the next series of the show, which is set to broadcast in January 2018.
Reports claim that bosses were set to make a plot twist to the next series of the show, by signing up an all female cast to mark 100 years since women earned the right to vote, however, this decision doesn’t seem to have gone down well.
Those in the production team had their sights set on older contestants such as the likes of Loose Women pannelist Janet Street-Porter and Germaine Greer.
A source connected with the show told The Sun: “Channel 5 wants to make a real splash as part of their women’s vote celebrations.
“They are keen to cast opinionated women like Germaine Greer over no-mark reality TV girls who look good but have little to say or bring to the conversation.
“Bosses are expecting cat fights galore, plenty of tension and clashing personalities.”
Despite the backlash this ideal has received from faithful viewers, host Emma Willis thinks the all-female line-up isn’t too outrageous. She said:
“I think it would be an amazing thing to do. It’s going to have been 100 years since women got the right to vote around that time and we now live in a world that is pro-feminism, finally! We deserve to be equal.”
“Personally, I think it would be amazing to have all women in the house… It’s very interesting when it’s just women.
“I think it would be great for the series to be celebratory of women rather than what people are assuming [you put a group of women together and they’ll all argue]”.
The source also claimed that the show could be facing serious problems if BB bosses don’t come up with a solution. According to The Sun, they said:
“Bosses are really starting to panic. At this stage of the year, they would have made a few major signings for the next series, but everyone is turning them down.” they said.
“They came up with this all women idea to mark 100 years since the female vote and it wasn’t loved by everyone.
“Now it is looking like an even worse call as the kind of serious, politically minded women they have been targeting have got absolutely no interest in coming on.
“As it stands they have got real problems and they might even have to completely scrap their plans if they are going to sign up enough strong characters.
“The show is already under threat, with talk that Channel Five might ditch it, so the last thing they need is a weak line up come January.”
This year’s series of CBB was one of the most steamy and controversial to date, after Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding won the show.
However, despite the amount of publicity that the show received, viewing figures hit an all-time low, with just 1.3 million at a shameful average.