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Boxer Evander Holyfield 'For Celebrity Big Brother'

Former world heavyweight champ reportedly booked for reality show...

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield is reported to have been signed up to appear on Celebrity Big Brother.

The 51-year-old retired fighter is claimed by The Sun to have signed a six-figure deal to enter the famous house in Elstree.

And a source told the paper: "Evander is a legend and a huge character. He will be great in the show.

"We expect him to really pack a punch. He should stir things up and he won't take any nonsense from some of the younger stars.

"It will be interesting to see how they react to him — and what tips he gives them on working out."

Holyfield infamously had part of his ear bitten off by Mike Tyson during a bout in 1997.

, Sam Faiers and Lee Ryan are among the other names reportedly booked for the new series, starting in the first week of the new year.