UPDATE: Schapelle Corby‘s sister Mercedes Corby has taken to Instagram to deny the rumours about her reality TV gig, calling them “a load of crap.”
She wrote: “It’s just BS reporting again. Who are these made up sources close to the family I wonder spinning all these quotes?? Mum makes the best hot tomato sauce lets call this sauce dumbmato!”
It seems that Sophie Monk‘s casting as The Bachelorette and the announcement of an Aussie version of Mob Wives has led us directly into some sort of strange reality TV arms race.
If rumours published in The Daily Telegraph turn out to be true, then the latest piece of stunt casting is none other than Our Schapelle, who is set smuggle her way into the hearts of U.K. viewers on their version of Celebrity Big Brother.
The show, which is known for its fairly generous application of the term ‘celebrity’, has previously featured the likes of Jedward, Katie Price, Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt, and Gary Busey, who actually won in his year.
The Telegraph claims that Corby, who has been playing an elaborate game of hide-and-seek with the Aussie media since returning from her prison stint in Bali, has signed a deal with distributor Endemol Shine International.
They also claim that Endemol Shine helped engineer her return to Australia, which included a heavy security detail and upscale accommodation on her return, and encouraged her to be active on social media.
Corby has proved massively popular on Instagram, racking up more than 196,000 followers on the platform since she opene her account just over two weeks ago.
A representative from Enemol Shine’s London office refused to confirm or deny the rumours, saying only “we don’t comment on speculation.”
Another UK source, who chose to remain anonymous, seems to reckon it’s a done deal, and that the UK will take to the “witty and sharp” Corby the same way it has any Aussie personalities.
Whatever happens, folks, we’ll always have this Instagram post:
Source: Daily Telegraph.