It's kind of hard to believe it, but Celebrity Big Brother is almost back on our screens. In a matter of just a couple of months, our January will be brightened by lots of famous folk doing all manner of nonsensical things in a bungalow, and we don't know about you, but we're frankly quite excited. But who could be going into the house come 2017? We're already hearing lots of rumours that the new series will have a Gold Stars vs New Stars theme, with a fresh batch of celeb housemates battling it out against some returning favourites (well, favourites might be stretching it...) So who is rumoured so far? NEW STARS 1. MALIKA HAQQ Who? Khloe Kardashian's bestie 2. BRATAVIO Who? X Factor duo What's the rumour? Now we're not going to put an awful lot of stock in this one – Honey G seems like a more obvious choice, no? But obviously when Bratavio were booted out in the first week of the X Factor live shows they began making noises about appearing in CBB. They'd certainly be entertaining – God knows what they'd find to argue about after the whole raw chicken fiasco we were treated to on TXF – and it's not like they haven't got a reality TV show history (not only were they on X Factor, but they've both popped up on Body Fixers, too). Still, we're a little sceptical about this one. We'll believe it when we see it. GOLD STARS 1. JASMINE LENNARD Who? Model and reality star What's the rumour? Jasmine's certainly a "character", and we can definitely see producers being keen to snap her up for another stay in the CBB house. Not only did she appear on series ten (becoming the first celeb to get the boot), but she also starred in the regular Big Brother last year, when she struck up an unlikely (and surprisingly long-lasting) romance with fellow housemate Cristian MJC. Now reports are suggesting she's near the top of bosses' wishlist for returning stars... 2. STEPHEN BEAR Who? Reality star What's the rumour? Brace. Yourselves. You might have thought you'd seen the last of Stephen Bear after he won (WON!) Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year, but it seems bosses couldn't get enough of his wild child antics and are tapping him up to return for the very next series - back-to-back Bear, who would have thought it? We can certainly imagine him wanting to make a big comeback to prove himself after some fans were less than thrilled about his triumph and there's no doubt that he brings the drama, either. 3. KATIE HOPKINS Who? Professional troll What's the rumour? Katie's another former CBB housemate who keeps popping up in rumour rundowns, and is it really any surprise? Her clashes with fellow housemate Perez Hilton were utterly horrifying, and prompted more watercooler chatter than you could shake a stick at. Mind you, what if she follows through on her promise to move to the States now that Donald Trump has been elected President? Surely she wouldn't want to miss his inauguration... But frankly, we think it's far more likely that she'll be seeking camera time in the CBB house than packing her bags and emigrating. 4. PEREZ HILTON Who? Gossip blogger What's the rumour? See above, basically. Like Katie, Perez's antics compelled and disgusted the nation in equal measure, and while he's said since leaving the house that he regrets going on the show and had a horrible time there, we can't help but feel that he wouldn't be able to resist another little stay. Goodness, though... imagine Perez, Katie and Bear in the house together. Don't have nightmares, kids! 5. LES DENNIS Who? Comedian and television presenter What's the rumour? Now here's a blast from the past – Les Dennis was on Celebrity Big Brother all the way back in series two. That was fourteen years ago now, but we wouldn't blame him for giving the show another shot, as his first time in the house didn't show Les at his best – most people remember it mostly for coming in the middle of the breakdown of his marriage to Amanda Holden. Could this be a new chance for Les to show us what he's got? 6. SHILPA SHETTY Who? Bollywood actress What's the rumour? Nope, nah, not going to happen. We will eat our actual hat if Shilpa returns to Celebrity Big Brother – and they're not even those hats with fruit on top of them – because we can't imagine her ever wanting to go back to that house after what she had to go through. Her name has been thrown out there in talk of the Gold Stars theme, so we're including her for completion's sake, but really – no. 7. JAMES JORDAN Who? Former Strictly Come Dancing pro What's the rumour? Now this one is much easier to believe. James has never been one to exactly keep his opinions to himself, which CBB bosses are probably very excited about indeed. Reports have suggested that James has been offered one of those tabloid-friendly six figure deals to come back to the show – and given that his wife Ola is currently hanging out Down Under in the I'm a Celebrity jungle, it's not the most ridiculous suggestion. 8. NICK BATEMAN Who? Big Brother 1 housemate What's the rumour? Big Brother's original celebrity Nasty Nick has already been linked to yet another return to the Borehamwood bungalow. He returned for Ultimate Big Brotherobviously, so could he be back for another crack of the whip? We're not sure he could really match up to some of the villains that have followed in his wake – does writing a couple of notes really compare to some of Bear, Katie and Perez's antics? But he knows why we want him in the show, so hopefully he'd ramp up the baddie behaviour.