Cheryl Fergison signs up for Big Brother

EastEnders actress Cheryl Fergison has reportedly signed up for the next series of Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5.The Sun reports that Fergison is the first celebrity to be signed up for the next series of Celebrity Big Brother which will air on Channel Five in the Summer. Earlier this year the broadcaster signed a deal with Endemol to produce a second Celebrity series this year after the success of the series in January which featured Denise Welch, Gareth Thomas and Frankie Cocozza amongst others.

According to the tabloid newspaper Fergison has signed a deal said to be worth £175,000 to appear in the next series. A source told the tabloid ‘Her character of downtrodden Heather is so different from the actual actress. Cheryl is hilarious. She’s got a really great sense of humour and producers wanted to sign her up the minute she was written out of EastEnders’

Fergison bowed out of EastEnders last month as Heather Trott after her character was controversially killed off by bosses. When it was announced last year that the actress would be written out of the soap there was outcry amongst fans especially when it emerged the character of Heather would be killed off.