C5 News host India Willoughby for Celebrity Big Brother?

- Posted on December 1 2017 at 06:30pm

India Willoughby on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side

Channel 5 newsreader India Willoughby is one of the first names rumoured to be in talks for Celebrity Big Brother 2018.

According to The Sun, Willoughby could be set to swap the broadcaster’s nightly news bulletins for its biggest reality show after her “forthright views” apparently caught the attention of CBB producers.

“India is in talks to sign up for the show – they’d love to land her,” a source said. “She’s outspoken [and] would be amazing television.”

Willoughby is known to ITV Border viewers for presenting its regional news bulletins for ten years, while known as Jonathan.

After leaving the job, she underwent gender reassignment surgery, and last year she returned to television for the first time in five years, appearing on daytime talk show Loose Women.

India now presents local news for ITV Tyne Tees and national bulletins for Channel 5 and is reportedly Britain’s first transgender TV newsreader.

She is also known to be a Big Brother fan and has been a guest on at least three episodes of spin-off show Bit On The Side.

Recent reports have claimed that January’s series of Celebrity Big Brother could feature only female housemates, in a twist to mark 100 years since women first won the right to vote.

However, businesswoman Baroness Michelle Mone and Loose Women panellist Janet Street-Porter are both said to have rejected offers to take part.

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