Roman Kemp tipped to take part in Celebrity Big Brother following Capital Breakfast exit

Roman Kemp has become the bookies' favourite to join 'Celebrity Big Brother' after quitting his long-running role as a host on Capital Breakfast.

Roman Kemp

Roman Kemp has been tipped to star in this year’s 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

The 31-year-old star recently announced his decision to leave Capital Breakfast after more than 10 years of working for the network, and now betting company Coral have priced him at 2/1 to become a contestant on the new series of the ITV reboot of the hit reality show.

Coral's PR manager John Hill told The Sun newspaper: "Roman Kemp has announced he is leaving Capital’s Breakfast Show and many punters believe he will head straight into the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house.

"We make the presenter odds-on to be one of the contestants on the return of the celebrity show."

The original version of 'Big Brother' and its celebrity-based counterpart ran on Channel 4 from 2000 until 2010, before moving to Channel 5 until 2018.

But the format was revived by ITV towards the end of 2023, and was eventually won by former lawyer Jordan Sangha, 26, with dancer Olivia Young, 23, as runner-up.

The famous faces taking part in 'Celebrity Big Brother' will be revealed live on air during the launch episode on March 4, but some other big names rumoured to be taking part include former 'X Factor' judge Louis Walsh and 'Love Island' winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu.

Former 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' contestant Roman recently announced live on air that he is to leave his radio hosting job within the next few weeks.

Speaking live on Monday's (19.02.24) show, he said: "What I can tell you is I’m not saying goodbye right now, I’m not leaving the show today and that’s it, but it’s not far away. It will come and that goodbye will come in five to six weeks. "It’s not a decision that has come overnight either, it’s massive, I’ve not found it easy at all.

"Capital is my family, you as the wonderful listeners that you’ve been, you’ve been with me at my best times and my absolute lowest … Capital and Global have helped change me. I was 22 years old when I first joined Capital and it’s built me into the man that I am today, it is all that I know."

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