THE Celebrity Big Brother cast has officially been announced and it looks like Teddi Mellencamp will be joining the show’s cast after all, despite rumors to the contrary
The news comes after weeks of rumors and speculation about Teddi and Erika Jayne’s participation.
The cast will include some big names and some Hollywood icons.
Teddi won’t be the only Bravo show joining the Celebrity Big Brother cast.
She’ll be joined by Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey.
Todd Bridges, of Different Strokes fame, along with Carson Kressley, N*Sync’s Chris Kirpatrick, Chris Kattan, Todrick Hall and others will also appear.
CBS released the full casting line up on Wednesday.
In addition to those already named, Travis Barker‘s ex-wife Shanna Moakler, olympian Mirai Nagasu, UFC champ Miesha Tate, and Lamar Odom have been cast on the reality show.
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Julie Chen is set to return as the show’s host.
This season of Celebrity Big Brother will air opposite the Beijing Winter Olympic Games showing on NBC.
It is set to show on CBS, with both kicking off on February 4.
For weeks rumors swirled about who might be appearing on the show.
It was widely reported earlier this month that Teddi was “in talks” to join Celebrity Big Brother.
The news came after she was fired as a member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast in 2020.
She has been keeping busy since her firing, podcasting with fellow former Housewives star Tamra Judge on Two Ts in a Pod.
She also runs a fitness accountability program called All In by Teddi.
In addition to her business ventures, Teddi is a mom to four kids.
She was among many other major stars rumors to be getting a shot at the Celebrity Big Brother house.
Another big name floated by the rumor mill was Erika Jayne, who appeared on RHOBH with Teddi.
Scott Disck, Tiffany Pollard, Dennis Rodman, Survivor star Robert Mariano and Vanderpump Rules alum Jax Taylor were also listed among the potential cast members.
The official cast was released on Wednesday.
Teddi was the only rumored cast member actually selected.
Nearly one week ago it was reported that Erika couldn’t join that cast due to a rule set by Bravo.
Erika, unlike Teddi, is still employed by the network.
She’s filming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ latest season and can’t take on the gig, a source told The Sun.
An insider alleged: “There is absolutely no truth to Erika appearing on Celebrity Big Brother.”
Andy Cohen addressed Erika’s casting on an episode of SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live.
He said at the time: “She’s shooting the Housewives of Beverly Hills right now everybody, I hate to burst your bubble.”
Asked if she could do both, Andy explained: “No. It’s a confined living experience, and she’s shooting another show.”
An insider added that it’s rare for current Housewives stars to be allowed to participate in shows on other networks.
NBC owns Bravo, which includes all the Housewives franchises.
Celebrity Big Brother airs on CBS.