Former CBB star Dee Kelly to make a return to the house?

Published Tuesday, Jan 12 2016, 12:23 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Former Celebrity Big Brother star Dee Kelly is set to make a return to the house, according to reports.

Following Jonathan Cheban's early exit from the Channel 5 reality show, we could be seeing a familiar face as rumour has it producers have lined up Dee (aka Benefit Street's White Dee) to make a comeback.

Deirdre Kelly 'White Dee', Celebrity Big Brother Summer 2014

© Channel 5

According to The Daily Star, Dee will be heading back to CBB, but not as a late arrival.

Instead of becoming a housemate on this series, she will be drafted in for a task. A source told the paper that Dee has been booked to appear on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side on 20 January - something that is 'unusually far in advance' for the spinoff show - and the reality star has organised for her children to be looked after for up to a week.

Channel 5 and Dee are so far keeping quiet on the reports, but Dee did hint at a return by cryptically tweeting: "See you later."


Dee first went into the CBB compound back in 2014 and joined the likes of Ricci Guarnaccio, Lauren Goodger, James Jordan and eventual winner of her series Gary Busey.

She finished in fifth place on the show and viewers watched as she struck up a close friendship with Geordie Shore's Ricci. She has avidly been watching the new series of CBB and is often spotted sharing her thoughts on the housemates on Twitter.

Jonathan Cheban in the Diary Room in the Celebrity Big Brother house.
11 January 2016.

© Channel 5

Reports of Dee's return come after fans were left shocked to hear Kim Kardashian's BFF Jonathan has left the house.

In scenes to be aired tonight, Jonathan tells Big Brother he wants to leave after feeling claustrophobic and hungry. Speaking about his departure on yesterday's episode of CBBBOTS, Jonathan said: "I feel terrible leaving [my housemates] like that because I do love them but it had to be done tonight. I felt it was the night for me and everybody and it would be the best thing."

"The personal reason for leaving is I came to the end of the rope here and the house is turning and I don't want to stay for that second part of it," he added. "I tried to entertain the gang in there and laugh but no one is laughing anymore and you run out of things to do with them."

However, not everyone is convinced by Jonathan's reasons for leaving, and Vanessa Feltz hit out at the US star, explaining she thinks his exit was planned.

Vanessa claimed: "I think he planned it all along. He took a leaf from Kim and Kanye, dipped into little old English Big Brother and dipped out when he had enough of it, and I reckon this was his gameplan all along... it looked very insincere."

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