A few weeks ago, Julie Chen announced plans for a Celebrity Big Brother, which airs this winter. At the time, we weren’t given many details, and we still don’t know much. However, celebrities have already begun campaigning to get on the series, especially diehard Big Brother fans. As Julie pointed out in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Big Brother could be the opportunity for some celebrities to make, gain, or win back fans. It could be a career making or breaking decision.
It would be a very farfetched dream to hope to see A or B list stars on Celebrity Big Brother. They just don’t have the time and CBS is too cheap to pay for their appearance. However, we may see one or two semi-big names in the cast. But overall we expect to see entertaining reality stars taking up most of the cast slots.
With that in mind, we composed a list of the ten celebrities we would most like to see walk through the Celebrity Big Brother doors.
Tiffany “New York” Pollard
Tiffany made her comeback to reality television last year on Celebrity Big Brother UK. She gave viewers everything they could ever want, and more. Tiffany then went on to do a number of other reality programs in the US. If you want someone to entertain you, then look no further than Tiffany. If she’s not on CBS’s shortlist, they need to rethink their strategy.
Neil Patrick Harris
This one is really wishful thinking because Neil is definitely a-list material. However, he is also a huge Big Brother fan. So much so, that he appeared on an episode way back in season 7. He has continued to use his social media to make commentary about the past seasons. Neil also has a past relationship with CBS, which would be the perfect chance for him to turn his fanboy Big Brother dreams into a reality. We just hope he really considers it when CBS comes a knocking.
Lance has also been a Big Brother fan for awhile. He often tweets about it, and has alumni on his radio show from time to time. Lance has been doing a lot more reality shows recently. Therefore, it is not out of the realm of possibilities to see him appear on Celebrity Big Brother. He also might be ruthless enough to be a really good player.
Spencer and Heidi Pratt
We know that there is probably a 0.5 percent chance either of them will appear on the series, at least the upcoming season, because they’re expecting a child. They probably won’t have the time, or want to leave their child this soon. However, if the timing allows, we’d love to see at least Spencer on the American version of Celebrity Big Brother. Both have appeared on the UK version twice. Spencer and Heidi are very good at playing their parts–being entertaining and characters that you root for despite yourself.
This also seems like an impossible cast, but Zendaya is no stranger to reality television. She competed on Dancing with the Stars, and made guest appearances on shows like Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model. CBS will definitely want to snag a young and upcoming star with a huge built in fanbase: Zendaya fits that bill perfectly. She just might be hard to book with her rising stock. Bella Thorne might be an easier sell, but we’ll still hold out hopes for Zendaya.
The former Bachelorette is a huge Big Brother fan. She is also one of the more entertaining Bachelorettes. We would be interested to see how Kaitlyn does in a cutthroat game like Big Brother.
The former Challenge and Road Rules contestant would be perfect for Celebrity Big Brother. Not only would Mark be great at competitions, but he would be very entertaining. He would almost be the ultimate Celebrity Big Brother contestant by balancing entertainment and strategy effortlessly.
Shane is also a huge Big Brother fan, not only that but he has a huge built in fanbase. CBS would milk that as much as it could to build up social media buzz. CBS is also no stranger to having Youtube stars on its series. CBS devoted an entire season of The Amazing Race to Youtube stars. Shane would fit right into CBS’s brand.
Ray J also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother UK but his time was cut short. Since leaving, Ray J has been trying to make his way back to the series. The UK just won’t take him back. We’re sure CBS would love to have someone like Ray J on their show. He has enough controversy surrounding him to make him prime Big Brother material.
Lolo recently appeared on The Challenge. She quickly became the star of The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros. She was not only great at the competitions but insanely entertaining. She would be feeds gold.
Comment and let us know who you want to see on Celebrity Big Brother.
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