Channel Five, who have taken over the reality TV show since C4 shed it as part of its streamlining initiative, have requested the services of the one formerly known as George O’Dowd for next year’s three-week series. 

George was invited on to the show in 2009 but was at the time on parole after being released from prison after serving four months of a 15-month sentence for false imprisonment (the legal term for handcuffing a male escort to the wall of your home).

Should Channel 5 agree to his fee requests, George could finally be walking in to the esteemed Big Brother house, his fee among the largest the series has paid out.