‘X Factor’ novelty act Stevi Ritchie could be about to follow in the footsteps of Rylan Clark by entering the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house.
The singer is being lined up to appear on the latest series of the Channel 5 reality show when it returns in August, and he’s already being tipped to win.
The Sun reports he was previously on stand-by to enter the January’s series, which featured the likes of Katie Hopkins, Katie Price and Perez Hilton.
A source told the paper: “He’s been raring to compete ever since he left ‘The X Factor’ and before the last series of ‘CBB’ he thought it was all going ahead.
“So it was disappointing for him when plans changed. But now he’s even more determined to go in — and to win.
“He thinks he stands a good chance too as he’s very confident in his personality,” they added.
After Stevi finished on ‘X Factor’ last year, he admitted he fancied entering Britain’s most famous abode, telling Metro: “I’d love to do ‘Celebrity Big Brother’. If that came my way I’d really consider that.
“I’ve always watched it for years and years. If that was to come my way then I possibly would take that.”
Stevi was remembered on ‘The X Factor’ for his eccentric performances, his bromance with mentor Simon Cowell and his relationship with fellow contestant Chloe Jasmine Whichello.
The pair are still dating and recently denied claims of a showmance after press reports suggested that Chloe had cheated on her boyfriend with Stevi while they were both living in the ‘X Factor’ house.
“We’re just private, we’re not putting it on,” they old OK! magazine.
“This isn’t a showmance, you can’t turn feelings off.”