'Celebrity Big Brother' Cast 2017: Rumored and confirmed celebrity contestants

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The finishing touches are being made on the next cast of Celebrity Big Brother. Though contestants are still being confirmed, there are rumors floating around about the likely contenders for season 11, including Ray J, Katie Price and Malika Haqq — to name a few.

So far, there are several celebrities returning to the house to compete on the All-Stars team. These veterans of past Celebrity Big Brother seasons will compete against the New Stars, according to Mirror. Here's a rundown of those who are rumored to be part of Celebrity Big Brother, set to air Jan. 3 on the U.K.'s Channel 5. 

Ray J 

Ray J attends the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in 2015.
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The show is shaking things up by adding Ray J, widely known as the ex of Kim Kardashian West, according to MTV U.K. Ray J's addition to Celebrity Big Brother is no surprise, considering he's appeared on several reality TV shows, most recently Love and Hip Hop Hollywood.

Jamie O' Hara

Jamie O'Hara playing in 2009
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British soccer star and midfielder Jamie O'Hara will join the house as the show's first professional soccer player.

Austin Armacost

Austin Armacost attends the National Reality TV awards in 2015.
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Former Celebrity Big Brother contestant and American model Austin Armacost, who was evicted from the house during the show's 2015 run, is rumored to be coming back. 

Fat Man Scoop 

Fat Man Scoop attends the MOBO Awards in November 2016.
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It's possible Fat Man Scoop will give Celebrity Big Brother a go for the second time. The show made a teaser video of its next contestant, featuring what is believed to be Scoop's body, face and voice distorted to keep fans guessing. 

Malika Haqq 

Malika Haqq walks the red carpet in August 2016.
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Actress Malika Haqq, who also has ties to the Kardashians, may be joining Celebrity Big Brother for the first time. Haqq — Khloe Kardashian's best friend — has previously appeared on Kocktails with Khloe and Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Bianca Gascoigne

Bianca Gascoigne attends the Urban Music Awards in November 2015.
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Bianca Gascoigne, the former stepdaughter of British soccer player Paul Gascoigne, is reportedly joining the group of newbies in the Celebrity Big Brother house. Like many of the other contestants, she's not new to reality TV, having won another show called ITV's Love Island in 2006.

Katie Price

Katie Price speaking in October 2016
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The All-Stars team will have a great advantage if 2015 winner, model and TV personality Katie Price returns for season 11 of Celebrity Big Brother. According to rumors, there's a high chance she'll be back in the house.

Nicola McLean

Nicola attends the British premiere of 'Minions' in November 2015.
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British model Nicola McLean is expected to join the lineup of returning housemates in the new year. She previously had a stint on Celebrity Big Brother in 2012.

Heidi and Spencer Pratt

Heidi and Spencer Pratt
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It's been four years since Heidi and Spencer Pratt competed as a couple. Reports say they'll be making a comeback by moving into the Celebrity Big Brother house.

Sam Thompson

'Made in Chelsea' star Sam Thompson in November 2016
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Rumors have been swirling about British actor Sam Thompson appearing on Celebrity Big Brother in 2017 after revealing in November his desire to join the cast.

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