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Paul Gascoigne 'wanted for Celebrity Big Brother'

Paul Gascoigne 'wanted for Celebrity Big Brother'
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Football legend Paul Gascoigne is reportedly a top target for next year's edition of Celebrity Big Brother.

Football legend Paul Gascoigne has reportedly emerged as a top target for the 2025 edition of Celebrity Big Brother.

The iconic reality show only concluded on ITV several weeks ago but producers are already said to be looking to secure top names for next year.

Spending big money on the likes of Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne paid off on screen this year and The Sun says that more top names are being charmed for the next series, with Gazza and a mystery British pop star on the list.

"Bosses are full steam ahead planning this autumn's civilian series but there's also one eye on 2025's celebrity series because the best names get booked up," a source said. "It's super-early days but names are being discussed, and candidates sounded out.

"Gazza is considered a top priority after the brilliant reception he received on Channel 4 reality show Scared Of The Dark last year, whether it be for this series or one down the line.

"But bosses are also talking to a British pop star who's had hits worldwide. They're a big name, instantly known and will surprise people.

"They know everyone was wowed by the inclusion of Sharon and Louis for series one and know they need big-hitters for season two.

"Everyone is really chuffed with how series one went but the intention is for two to be bigger, bolder and better than ever to keep the ball rolling."

The show is due to return for a new run of the civilian series on ITV2 this October.

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