Reality TV World Show Updates   People News   TV Ratings News   Entertainment News   RealityTVDB   POP Hollywood   Spoiler News
Features & Interviews   Sexy Social Pics of the Day   Things to Know Profiles   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > Big Brother > Celebrity Big Brother

bigbrother_juliechen1

'Celebrity Big Brother' casting: Kaitlyn Bristowe, Shawn Booth, Spencer Pratt and Lance Bass interested in competing


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/17/2017 

Celebrity Big Brother's cast may feature several familiar reality TV faces, as Kaitlyn Bristowe, Shawn Booth, Spencer Pratt and Lance Bass have all pitched their desire to participate.

ADVERTISEMENT
Big Brother host Julie Chen announced during the show's 19th season in September that the first-ever celebrity edition would be coming to the network this winter, and executive producer Allison Grodner revealed to The Hollywood Reporter, "We've had an overwhelming response from people who want to be on the show."

Julie added, "They're getting tons of calls from agents."

Among the celebrities who are reportedly interested in playing are Kaitlyn, who competed for Chris Soules on The Bachelor's 19th season and starred on The Bachelorette's 11th season, and her fiance Shawn Booth; former The Hills star and Celebrity Big Brother U.K. participant Spencer Pratt; and *NSYNC member and former Finding Prince Charming host and Dancing with the Stars contestant Lance Bass.

Kaitlyn admitted to The Reporter that she and Shawn "want to do it so bad," and Celebrity Big Brother in the U.S. is "the one show that we can think of that we'd want to go on after being on our kind of show."

Kaitlyn even revealed they already have a strategy on how to win the series.

"We know what we would do. We were talking to Spencer and [wife Heidi Montag], who did Celebrity Big Brother in the U.K. and were treated as one houseguest. We're all for it. Do we have to apply?" Kaitlyn gushed. (The U.K. debuted Celebrity Big Brother all the way back in 2001 and currently airs short seasons twice a year).

Kaitlyn added that her favorite players from the last 19 seasons of Big Brother include the latest winner, Josh Martinez -- whom she'd love to be best friends with -- Season 18 winner Nicole Franzel, and Britney Haynes from Seasons 12 and 14.

Spencer, who competed twice on the U.K. version of Celebrity Big Brother, told The Reporter that he and friend Perez Hilton have been waiting for the day the United States would have its own version of the show.

"[It's] the Willy Wonka golden ticket of reality TV. Who doesn't want to be filmed 24/7 for CBS? That's like dying and going to heaven," Spencer said, before revealing a strategy of his own.

"You can't just go in there and be a villain. You need a strategy. You need to figure out who the strongest players are, then take him out. You have to be able to adjust to what happens in the game."

Spencer said he would love to see NeNe Leakes from The Real Housewives franchise, Scott Disick from Keeping Up with the Kardashians, O.J. Simpson, Billy Bush, Caitlyn Jenner and Brody Jenner from I Am Cait, and Big Brother's two-time runner-up Paul Abrahamian compete on the series as well.

And then there is Lance. When discussing the possibility of joining Celebrity Big Brother, he explained, "It's about time! They ask me to do the British one every single year, but there's no game to it. Depending on the cast, I might be tempted to go in the house, because I really think I have a strategy to win the game."

Lance is a big fan of Big Brother, as he created an event at his house four years ago and invited Big Brother icon Dan Gheesling and his wife to play.

"I was the only person to ever get Dan out," Lance said. "I had to turn on him at the very end."

Julie, in fact, told The Reporter Lance may not be the only member of the famous boy band interested in competing on the show this winter.

"I won't say names, but maybe more than one member of *NSYNC is trying to get in there," she revealed.

Other names Julie has reportedly mentioned hoping to land include Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Anthony Scaramucci, Tonya Harding, Bobby Moynihan, and Andy Cohen.

Back in September, Julie expressed how Big Brother producers needed to be "realistic" about the casting process.

"It's not going to be all Oscar winners. But maybe we'll have someone who won an Oscar decades ago," she said at the time of the celebrity edition.

"Whoever casts Dancing with the Stars does an amazing job. They don't always get household names, but some people kind of reinvent themselves and suddenly I see that person all over the tabloids. Sometimes these types of shows, like in the U.K. [version], some of the washed-up names that went into it got a new lease on life."

A premiere date for Celebrity Big Brother has yet to be announced, but the show will likely begin airing in January or February 2018.

Unlike the typical Big Brother seasons that air every summer, the cast will reportedly be playing a condensed version of the game.

"It's going to be more intense than what you're used to seeing because it's going to be concentrated," Julie explained. "Picture everything about Big Brother, but nonstop action because it's going to be on a fast-forward button."

Please visit Reality TV World's Celebrity Big Brother site for more Celebrity Big Brother casting news!



Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.





PAID CONTENT











Take Our User Survey





Page generated Mon Nov 20, 2017 18:15 pm in 0.59955096244812 seconds

About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed



Page fetched in 0.6125750541687 seconds