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Coronation Street Stars For Celebrity Big Brother?

Bruce Jones and Wendi Peters reported to be in talks for show...

Former Coronation Street stars Bruce Jones and Wendi Peters are reported to be in the frame as housemates for January's new series of Celebrity Big Brother.

The actors, who played Les and Cilla Battersby in the long-running soap, are claimed by The Mirror to have already been tapped up by producers at Channel 5.

Veteran pop star Meatloaf and disgraced TV presenter Justin Lee Collins have already been reported as possible housemates for the new run - which is set to begin on 3 January.

Jones, 59, has a history of alcohol problems and was sacked from the soap back in 2007 after getting drunk with an undercover reporter and giving away secret plot lines.

Peters has worked on the stage since she left Corrie, also in 2007.

A source told The Mirror: "If they sign up, it will be a real coup as there are at least 10 million Corrie fanatics out there who will immediately be interested in watching."

The X Factor star Rylan Clark has also been touted as a housemate - and there has even been speculation that Katie Price could be recruited.