Big Brother VIP is around the corner and reports say some of the biggest celebrities will be taking part in the show, including a former reality star and political figure from the United States.
Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly pausing her gubernatorial bid in California with Election Day just two months away to take part in the competition. The Daily Mail first reported the news and Jenner’s campaign spokesperson confirmed the news to RealityBox.
The former reality star and Olympian landed in Sydney, Australia, this week and will have to quarantine for two weeks before entering the house. The outlet reports Jenner is going to be paid $372,500 for the appearance.
Jenner announced her run for office on April 23, running as a Republican on a platform of lowering taxes and loosening regulation to make California more pro-business and addressing the homelessness and affordable housing crises.
A poll back in May showed Jenner with just 6% of support among voters. She’s trailing former San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, former candidate John Cox, and former Congressman Doug Ose. Also, just 36% of voters supported recalling California Governor, Gavin Newsom.
Despite that, Jenner still believes her campaign is in the lead.
“Honestly, I’m not concerned about the polling. I guarantee you that I am in the lead,” she told Politico.
Jenner defended her travel out of the country on Friday, pushing back on reports she is suspending or pausing her campaign.
“My campaign team is in full operation as am I. I am in this race to win for California because it is worth fighting for,” Jenner tweeted. “I am honoring a work commitment that I had made prior to even deciding to run for governor. There is no pause at all on this race to save CA!”
Other names rumoured to be joining the celebrity edition of the show include American actor Neil Patrick Harris, former Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor, and the controversial UK media personality Katie Hopkins.
Big Brother VIP airs later this year on Channel 7 and 7Plus.