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More celebrities rumoured to star on Big Brother VIP Australia

Actors, former Olympians and a reality stars are poised to feature on the Channel Seven reality show.
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Meghan Markle’s estranged brother Thomas Markle, Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor and former Home and Away river boy Lincoln Younes are the latest celebrities rumoured to be taking part in Big Brother VIP.

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It comes after reports Caitlyn Jenner, Neil Patrick Harris and Married At First Sight alum Jess Power were also due to enter the BB house.

Thomas Markle
Thomas Markle Junior is rumoured to have just landed in Sydney to begin filming the reality series. (Credit: Getty)

The revived show was due to begin filming soon but due to the current COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in Sydney it has been delayed. But that hasn’t stopped rumours leaking about which stars are involved.

Thomas Markle Junior is rumoured to have just landed in Sydney to begin filming the reality series.

New Idea is told he was spotted by numerous airport staff who were unable to get photos of their own.

The timing could suggest Thomas is replacing British media personality Katie Hopkins who was dropped from Channel Seven’s upcoming season this week after making controversial comments about Australia’s hotel quarantine rules.

Jax Taylor
Jax Taylor was one of Vanderpump Rules’ original cast members. He was sacked from the show late last year but teased a return to reality television. (Credit: Getty)

Meanwhile, according to The Wash, Jax recently started following the Big Brother Australia Instagram account, which sent the rumourmill into overdrive considering the show doesn’t air in the US.

Jax was one of Vanderpump Rules‘ original cast members and its controversial breakout star. He was sacked from the show late last year but teased a return to reality television. 

Lincoln Younes, starred as Casey Braxton on Home and Away between 2011 and 2014, was reportedly set to star in the revived reality show.

But the 29-year-old shot down rumours and told his followers the reports are “not true”.

“No. Not true. Would never,” he posted on Instagram. 

Lincoln Younes

Radio duo Fi

tzy and Wippa revealed on their NOVA show last week that they received intel on which celebrities will enter the Big Brother house this year.

“We’ve heard from a very close source that Jessika Power from MAFS is locked to go into the celebrity Big Brother house,” co-host and former BB housemate Sarah McGilvray told the pair on air.

“I don’t know who’s going in but well I got told is that the cast will blow you away.

“And I’m thinking ‘seriously?’ I got told ‘No, don’t think just Australians, think international’.” 

Jess Power
Radio duo Fitzy and Wippa said a source told them MAFS star Jess Power (pictured) will appear on Big Brother VIP. (Credit: Instagram)

Wippa added, “I can tell you who it is because he came out for Australia’s Got Talent, that got cut…”

The radio personality was referring to AGT recently being canned by Channel Seven due to Sydney’s COVID-19 restrictions making production virtually impossible.

Neil, who was set to appear on the judging panel for AGT, touched down in Sydney last month and underwent mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine.

However, he flew back to the United States after the network announced AGT‘s postponement. 

Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner, the father of Kendal and Kylie Jenner, landed in Australia last week and has started her hotel quarantine. (Credit: Getty)

But rumours are swirling that the How I Met Your Mother star has since returned Down Under to begin filming Big Brother VIP.

It’s also been claimed that Caitlyn Jenner, the father of Kendal and Kylie Jenner, landed in Australia last week and has started her hotel quarantine.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has reportedly been offered at least AUD$500,000 to appear on the show.

Katie Hopkins
Katie received intense backlash following her comments in the video. (Credit: Getty)

British media personality Katie Hopkins was  reportedly dropped from the upcoming season of Big Brother VIP after making controversial comments about Australia’s hotel quarantine rules.

Katie was given the flick from the show after receiving backlash from a video she uploaded to Instagram.

In the video, she described COVID-19 lockdowns as “the greatest hoax in human history” and joked about breaching restrictions.

She also said that she planned to deliberately break the rules by opening her door completely naked and mask-free to workers who deliver her food.

Sonia Kruger
Celebrities were eagerly lining up to join the show after it was announced. (Credit: Channel Seven)

Katie received intense backlash following her comments in the video, and Seven Network and Endemol Shine Australia issued a statement to announce that she would not be taking part in the reality show.

“Seven Network and Endemol Shine Australia confirm that Katie Hopkins is not part of Big Brother VIP,” the statement read.

“Seven and Endemol Shine strongly condemn her irresponsible and reckless comments in hotel quarantine.”

Neil Patrick Harris
Neil, who was set to appear on the judging panel for AGT, touched down in Sydney last month and underwent mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine. (Credit: Getty)

According to Woman’s Day celebrities were eagerly lining up to join the show after it was announced.

“Celebrity agents are falling over themselves to cast their talent,” a Big Brother source told the publication.  

“This revamped celebrity format will be on our screens before the end of the year.”

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