Are Azealia Banks and Lil Kim set for ‘Celebrity Big Brother’?

Pair have been rumoured to appear this year

The likes of Azealia Banks and Lil’ Kim have been rumoured for this year’s edition of Celebrity Big Brother.

The celebrity version of the Channel 5 reality TV show begins later in July, with The Daily Star reporting that US rapper Lil Kim could become one of the highest-paid celebrities to take part in the series.

“Producers are thrilled they’ve finally got her. It’s taken a lot of cash but they are confident she will be worth it,” an “insider” told the paper.

“This will be Kim’s chance to set the record straight and have her say on all the rumours [about her]. Bosses are hoping she will be outspoken inside the house and make it an explosive series.”

Rumours are also circulating that Azealia Banks will appear on the show, following her recent controversies. Grime MC Big Narstie – who had an online spat with Banks earlier this year – has also been linked.

Coronational Street star Helen Flanagan is also rumoured to appear. But despite previous rumours, a press representative for Misfits actor Robert Sheehan has dismissed that he will take part.

NME has approached representatives of the show for a comment.