Caitlyn Jenner for Big Brother VIP?
Seven could be gathering some very big names for upcoming reality series.
The chatter has been gearing up this week on casting for Big Brother VIP with the Daily Telegraph now speculating Caitlyn Jenner will be in the mix for the Seven series.
Transgender advocate Jenner is a big coup for the Endemol Shine series should it come to pass, although she has featured in both US and UK editions of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (including one filmed in Australia). A member of the Republican Party, she is also running for governor of California.
Her possible arrival to Sydney is already attracting some online comment in regards to international caps. Similarly there were questions raised for Rita Ora on The Voice, but her quarantine was privately funded and separate to caps on arrivals.
So far Seven is not commenting on who has signed on to the series, but there are rumours of more international names.
TV Tonight also hears former US Apprentice firebrand Omarosa Manigault Newman (who became a political aide to President Trump) is also a possible starter.
With the delays to Australia’s Got Talent ,BBVIP could also be looking at a longer production season than was planned, but with a bolstered talent budget.
The new series will shoot at Sydney’s Olympic Park and screen later this year.