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Heartstopper's Bradley Riches to take part in Celebrity Big Brother?

Heartstopper's Bradley Riches to take part in Celebrity Big Brother?
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Heartstopper actor Bradley Riches reportedly signs up for the new series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Heartstopper actor Bradley Riches is reportedly in the lineup for the new series of Celebrity Big Brother.

In the hit LGBTQ+ series Riches, 24, plays the character of schoolboy James, who develops a crush on fellow pupil Isaac (Tobie Donovan).

The actor - also to be seen in the upcoming second series of BBC Three's Wreck - is autistic and The Sun says that he hopes that appearing on CBB will help with representation and awareness.

A source told the newspaper: "Brad really wants to fly the flag for autistic, queer people on a huge mainstream show like Celebrity Big Brother.

"He was diagnosed with autism when he was nine and is passionate about being an advocate for his community.

"He's keen to show the world that being neurodiverse isn't something that holds you back, it's a superpower."

The identities of those taking part in Celebrity Big Brother will not be officially confirmed until they enter the house during the live launch show, which airs this Monday at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

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