American talk show host Ricki Lake has reportedly signed up to compete on Celebrity X Factor when it premieres later this year.
The Sun is reporting the 50-year-old has signed up for the show after bosses saw her on The Masked Singer in the US, which is also getting its own UK version after ITV secured the rights to the show.
Lake rose to fame from 1993 to 2004 thanks to her talk show The Ricki Lake Show. She has also starred in the remake of Hairspray and competed on Dancing With The Stars.
The news comes after American actress Olivia Olson reportedly has set her sights on appearing on the star-studded singing competition.
“Bosses wanted to vary the line-up with a mixture of celebrities and thought Olivia would be a great shout,” the newspaper’s source said.
Show boss and judge Simon Cowell will return to the panel and reports say he will bring back Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger as he attempts to bring the show back to its roots.
Celebrity X Factor airs on ITV later this year.