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Dapper Laughs comic for Celebrity Big Brother

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Dapper Laughs comic for Celebrity Big Brother

Dapper Laughs comic Daniel O'Reilly will star in the next series of 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

The comedian - whose ITV2 show 'Dapper Laughs: On The Pull' was cancelled last year after he joked about rape during a stand up performance - is reportedly keen to get his career back on track and has agreed to enter the house for the upcoming series of the Channel 5 reality show.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Daniel has held talks with bosses about joining 'Big Brother' in the summer.

"Producers think he would be a big character and it would be good for him to reveal his true self after all the controversy."

Daniel was highly criticised for the performance during which he was videoed telling a member of the audience that she was "gagging for a rape".

He said: "She's gagging for a rape. Yep, we'll have a chat afterwards. Do you want to come backstage after? Bring two of your mates, you'll need them."

He later decided to stop performing as Dapper Laughs and appeared on 'Newsnight' to apologise for his comments.

He said: "It was a type of comedy that I should not have been doing. Dapper Laughs is gone."

The comedian - who has since hinted that the character will be making a comeback in a video on YouTube - is set to join US supermodel Janice Dickinson on the upcoming UK versus USA themed series of the show.