Big Brother VIP: Model and Actress Ellie Gonsalves Joins Star-Studded Cast

EXCLUSIVE Big Brother VIP: Model and actress Ellie Gonsalves joins the star-studded cast alongside Caitlyn Jenner and Thomas Markle Jr

Big Brother VIP is expected to start filming in the coming days.

And as rumors circulate about who will star in Channel Seven’s reality show, Daily Mail Australia can reveal that model and actress Ellie Gonsalves will be joining the cast.

A network insider has said the 30-year-old Gold Coast resident will be joining Caitlyn Jenner, Thomas Markle Jr and Jessika Power at the newly constructed Sydney complex.

EXCLUSIVE: Model and actress Ellie Gonsalves has joined the star-studded cast of Channel Seven's Big Brother VIP alongside Caitlyn Jenner, Jessika Power and Thomas Markle Jr.

EXCLUSIVE: Model and actress Ellie Gonsalves has joined the star-studded cast of Channel Seven’s Big Brother VIP alongside Caitlyn Jenner, Jessika Power and Thomas Markle Jr.

Ellie visited a hair salon on Tuesday evening to have her cropped hair dyed platinum blonde, indicating something special on the horizon.

The star, who has more than 1.2 million followers on Instagram, declined to confirm or deny the Big Brother rumors when approached on Wednesday for comment.

She made her reality TV debut last year when she lived on the streets for 10 days while filming SBS’ eye-opening factual series Filthy Rich and Homeless.

The secret is known!  A network insider has dropped that the 30-year-old Gold Coast resident will be joining Caitlyn Jenner, Thomas Markle Jr and Jessika Power at the newly constructed Sydney complex.

The secret is known!  A network insider has dropped that the 30-year-old Gold Coast resident will be joining Caitlyn Jenner, Thomas Markle Jr and Jessika Power at the newly constructed Sydney complex.

The secret is known! A network insider has dropped that the 30-year-old Gold Coast resident will be joining Caitlyn Jenner, Thomas Markle Jr and Jessika Power at the newly constructed Sydney complex.

Telling clue: Ellie visited a hair salon on Tuesday night to get her cropped hair dyed platinum blonde, hinting that something special might be on the horizon

Telling clue: Ellie visited a hair salon on Tuesday night to get her cropped hair dyed platinum blonde, hinting that something special might be on the horizon

Telling clue: Ellie visited a hair salon on Tuesday night to get her cropped hair dyed platinum blonde, hinting that something special might be on the horizon

After Ellie’s appearance on the program, she said she felt “broken” after seeing and experiencing homelessness firsthand.

“I felt so broken after the experience and it was hard to get back to my daily life,” she said at the time.

Meghan Markle’s estranged half-brother Thomas Markle Jr will also appear on the Seven show, alongside Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Caitlyn Jenner.

Remember this?  Ellie made her reality TV debut last year when she lived on the streets for 10 days while filming SBS' eye-opening factual series Filthy Rich and Homeless

Remember this?  Ellie made her reality TV debut last year when she lived on the streets for 10 days while filming SBS' eye-opening factual series Filthy Rich and Homeless

Remember this? Ellie made her reality TV debut last year when she lived on the streets for 10 days while filming SBS’ eye-opening factual series Filthy Rich and Homeless

Other rumored roommates include retired athlete Matt Shirvington, TV host James Tobin, comedian Josh Thomas and former Hi-5 star Charli Robinson.

In April, a network insider said the producers of Woman’s Day had their sights set on several big names, including Home and Away’s Lincoln Younes and radio star Ash Pollard.

Big Brother VIP is the second celebrity-themed Big Brother format to air in Australia, after a first season was created in 2002.

Roommates: Meghan Markle's half-brother Thomas Markle Jr will also appear in the Seven show

Roommates: Meghan Markle's half-brother Thomas Markle Jr will also appear in the Seven show

Get Ready: Keeping Up With Kardashians star Caitlyn Jenner (pictured) is halfway through her 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine

Get Ready: Keeping Up With Kardashians star Caitlyn Jenner (pictured) is halfway through her 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine

Roommates: Meghan Markle’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jr (left) will also appear on the Seven show, alongside Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Caitlyn Jenner (right)

Under construction: Channel Seven to introduce a brand new home for the upcoming season of Big Brother VIP after producers were kicked out of the Manly compound (above)

Under construction: Channel Seven to introduce a brand new home for the upcoming season of Big Brother VIP after producers were kicked out of the Manly compound (above)

Under construction: Channel Seven to introduce a brand new home for the upcoming season of Big Brother VIP after producers were kicked out of the Manly compound (above)

Unlikely location: The show will begin filming in the coming weeks at the Sydney Olympic Park (pictured) in a new Big Brother house

Unlikely location: The show will begin filming in the coming weeks at the Sydney Olympic Park (pictured) in a new Big Brother house

Unlikely location: The show will begin filming in the coming weeks at the Sydney Olympic Park (pictured) in a new Big Brother house

The new set is currently under construction despite the Sydney construction ban, after the producers received special permission.

The show will air on Seven later this year with Sonia Kruger as the host.

Daily Mail Australia has asked Channel Seven for comment.

Hostess with the most: Sonia Kruger (pictured) returns to host Big Brother Australia

Hostess with the most: Sonia Kruger (pictured) returns to host Big Brother Australia

Hostess with the most: Sonia Kruger (pictured) returns to host Big Brother Australia

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