One of the contestants lined up for Celebrity Big Brother has pulled out of the Channel 5 series to have lifesaving surgery. Human Ken doll Rodrigo Alves was expected to appear on the new series but is having to pull out of his rumoured appearance on CBB .

Instead, Rodrigo will focus on his health and undergo more surgery, according to OK! Online. “Roddy was due to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2018, but then things got moved around and he was scheduled to join the next series starting in August,” a source said. “But now, he’s decided to go off around the world and party for a month and also get some more surgery on his nose which he has wanted for a very long time.”

It comes after the line-up was ‘leaked’ to the media. The list includes: TOWIE’s Pete Wicks, Geordie Shore hunk Nathan Henry, Corrie actress Shobna Gulati and US reality star Brandi Glanville, 44. Ex-pop star Sarah Harding, TV presenter John Leslie, X Factor ‘s Amelia Lily and Ex On The Beach star Jemma Lucy will also take part, although none have confirmed this.