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Monday 11 December 2017

Watch out girls, Calum signs up for 'Celebrity Bainisteoir'

CALUM Best will be returning to these shores to take part in another reality show, the Diary can reveal.

The 31-year-old lothario, who struck up a romance with Georgia Salpa on TV3's Celeb Salon last year, is coming back for another turn on our small screens.

Only this time around, he's working for rival station RTE after signing up to Celebrity Bainisteoir.

The half-Irish partyboy has just signed up to take part in the popular programme.

"Given the fact that his dad was one of Ireland's greatest ever footballers, he has always been really interested in sport although he never played himself.



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"This will be his first time coming into contact with the whole GAA scene so it should make for interesting viewing as it's all a far cry from the glamorous scene that his dad would have inhabited," said an insider.

Best has appeared in at least seven different reality shows over the years, including Celebrity Love Island and Celebrity Come Dine With Me, so is well used to the format.

And in good news for Best's Irish fans, he's currently single which means we can expect lots of sightings of him hitting the hot spots around town this summer.

He's not the only familiar face taking part in the show, which sees celebrities enlisted to coach their home-town GAA team and compete against other teams until they're whittled down to an overall winner.

A source has revealed that top model Pippa O'Connor will also be taking part with hubbie Brian Ormond. But the pair won't be doubling up on the new show -- they'll be going up against each other.

The happy couple, who are due to celebrate their first wedding anniversary next Thursday, will be putting all their feelings aside to compete in the new programme.

"Pippa will probably be overseeing a team from Kildare, given that she's from Johnstown and Brian will be looking after one from Dublin, probably one near his home town of Tallaght. Producers are obviously hoping for lots of rivalry between them," he added.

Also taking part in the show is former Miss Universe Ireland Rozanna Purcell, who hails from the Tipperary town of Clonmel and is following in the footsteps of agent Andrea Roche who also took part in the programme.

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