Singer Ginuwine in talks for Celebrity Big Brother 2018

- Posted on December 14 2017 at 07:52pm


‘Pony’ singer Ginuwine is said to be in talks with Channel 5 bosses to become a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother 2018.

According to The Sun, bosses are keen to sign the 47-year-old R&B star – real name Elwin Lumpkin – as they believe he could have a romance in the house.

Ginuwine has had four top ten albums and three top ten singles in the United States, although his chart success on this side of the pond is more limited.

He is arguably best known for his debut single, ‘Pony’, which originally charted at 16 in the UK in 1997 and more recently has been featured in the Magic Mike films.

Ginuwine re-recorded his vocals for a 2015 remix of the track, ‘Pony (Jump On It)’, produced by British house duo Tough Love.

The newspaper’s source said: “Ginuwine is single and known for being a seriously smooth operator. Producers are hoping that one of the female contestants will fall for his irresistible charms and spark a romance in the house.

“Pony has become a recognisable hit again after Channing Tatum stripped off to the track in Magic Mike – and hopefully Ginuwine will show off his dance moves during the series too.

“He is a fun and lively character and is likely to be a real favourite.”

The new series of Celebrity Big Brother will kick off with an all-female line-up on Tuesday 2nd January, before men join later in the series.

Other names rumoured to be taking part include 5 News presenter India Willoughby and former Love Island contestant Jonny Mitchell.

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