Schapelle Corby is rumoured to be heading into Celebrity Big Brother in the UK.
Tipped to be billed as “Australia’s most famous drug smuggler” Corby has already inked a deal with distributor Endemol Shine International and applied for a network-sponsored working visa, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
The article suggests Endemol Shine helped fund Corby’s return to Australia, including the heavy security detail, and encouraging her to start an Instagram account.
It’s not clear with her criminal record whether she would be admitted to the UK.
Endemol Shine’s London communications boss Rae Langford said: “We don’t comment on speculation.”
There has also been speculation about whether she would appear in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here if the show is renewed.
Celebrity Big Brother UK launches in July but hasn’t aired in Australia.
Update: On Instagram Mercedes Corby said, “What a load of crap this is.. apparently Schapelle has signed a deal and is applying for her visa to uk. It’s just BS reporting again. Who are these made up sources close to the family I wonder spinning all these quotes??”