Marc Jacobs' ex lined up for CBB?
Gay model Austin Armacost has reportedly been signed for the new series of Celebrity Big Brother.
The US star has already appeared on reality TV in series The A-List: New York, on which he became known for his constant drama with fellow cast members.
His personal life has also been an area of attention; he previously dated fashion designer Marc Jacobs and was part of a public feud with ex-CBB contestant Perez Hilton. It's thought this is why the programme's bosses were so keen to snap him up.
“Austin is a great signing and will bring loads of drama to the house. He is not afraid to say what he thinks and can be pretty catty," an insider told British newspaper The Sun.
Austin is currently married to Brit Jake Lees and the two sat for an interview and photoshoot with Attitude magazine earlier this year. During their chat Austin addressed rumours he was being lined up for CBB and revealed what viewers could expect from his appearance on the show.
“If I were to go into the Celebrity Big Brother house I know I would be the most entertaining. And if I know another housemate is being shady, sneaky, or conniving, they will be confronted about it,” he said.
He also spoke about Perez's stint on CBB earlier this year; the blogger and reality star was booted from the house in a double eviction, following a series of provocative antics towards fellow contestants including Jeremy Jackson, Calum Best and Katie Hopkins.
"What an absolute disgrace to America, the LGBT community, and to himself as a father. A complete embarrassment. He is an absolute k**b, which is ironic, as he used to be famous for drawing k**bs on celebrities’ foreheads,” Austin sighed.
- Cover Media