Led down? The Telling Sign Suggesting Vanderpump Rules Star Jax Taylor Could Join Big Brother VIP
Big Brother VIP is expected to start filming later this year.
And with rumors of who Channel Seven will be casting to appear on the celebrity-only show, a telltale sign suggests there may be international talent out there.
American reality star Jax Taylor, 41, known for Vanderpump Rules, now follows Big Brother Australia’s Instagram page.
Led down? The telling sign suggesting Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor (pictured) could join Australia’s Big Brother VIP later this year
Jax – an original cast member and arguably the most controversial – was fired from the Bravo TV show in December along with his wife Brittany Cartwright.
While the couple made statements about the focus on “new efforts,” Variety claimed they had been fired over the fallout from racial allegations made by his ex-girlfriend Faith Stowers, against co-stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Jax about Big Brother VIP.
American talent: Jax, 41, of the American reality series Vanderpump Rules, now follows Big Brother Australia’s Instagram page. He is one of the show’s original cast members and arguably its most controversial
Meanwhile, a network insider on the other side of the pond claimed: women’s Day magazine in April that producers have their sights set on several local names, including Home And Away star Lincoln Younes and radio star Ash Pollard.
Producers are also reportedly hoping to cast Holey Moley star and former athlete Matt Shirvington, TV host James Tobin, comedian Josh Thomas and former Hi-5 artist Charli Robinson.
“It’s a competition-based reality show and more about the challenges, so don’t expect rowdy personality types who bring drama for the sake of the drama,” the industry insider said.
‘The Seven Network wants real celebrities with real credibility’: Meanwhile, on Woman’s Day, a network insider claimed that producers have set their sights on several local names, including Home And Away star Lincoln Younes (left) and radio star Ash Pollard ( Turn right)
From the golf course to the diary room? Producers are also reportedly hoping to cast Holey Moley star and former athlete Matt Shirvington (pictured)
“The Seven Network is keen to get real celebrities with real credibility,” she added.
The publication also claimed that network bosses hope to bring in some A-list talent as well, with Zac Efron and his brother Dylan topping the list.
The Efron brothers currently live in Australia and have both flown Down Under to escape the US coronavirus disaster.
Familiar faces: TV host James Tobin (left) and comedian Josh Thomas (right) would also be joining the show
Will she be a roommate? Former Hi-5 band member Charli Robinson (pictured) is reportedly being considered for the upcoming show
Meanwhile, another insider told Woman’s Day that local talent agents have been trying to get their clients on Big Brother VIP since the show’s announcement in March.
“Celebrity agents are falling over themselves to cast their talent,” the source claimed.
Big Brother VIP, a reboot of the popular 2002 reality show Celebrity Big Brother, was announced by Channel Seven in a press release in March.
Living Down Under: Zac Efron and his brother Dylan (both pictured) currently live in Australia and have both flown Down Under to escape the US coronavirus disaster
The statement read: “The new season of Big Brother looks fantastic. We can’t wait for Australia to meet this year’s amazing collection of roommates and discover the many surprises and twists we’ve built into the show.
‘Pending the new season building, the time has come to hire Big Brother VIP. The celebrity format is a proven success around the world.
“It was a hit here in Australia nearly two decades ago and we look forward to introducing a whole new generation of celebrities to Big Brother.”
Host: Big Brother VIP, a reboot of the 2002 reality show Celebrity Big Brother, was announced by Channel Seven in a press release in March. In the photo: Big Brother presenter Sonia Kruger