Madsen and Wax sign up for 'Celebrity Big Brother'

‘Reservoir Dogs’ star Michael Madsen has signed up to appear on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’.

Madsen and Wax sign up for 'Celebrity Big Brother'

‘Reservoir Dogs’ star Michael Madsen has signed up to appear on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’.

The big screen tough guy – who famously sliced off a hostage’s ear in Quentin Tarantino’s violent heist movie – has agreed to enter the house and is set to shock viewers with his antics.

The Hollywood actor – who has appeared in several hit movies, including ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘Donnie Brasco’ - is a notorious ladies man and is renowned for his love of partying, and he is also friends with former housemates Vinnie Jones and Stephen Baldwin.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: “Michael is going to be the Hollywood big gun of the house. He’s a formidable character.”

Michael is set to be joined in the house by comedienne Ruby Wax and ‘Pineapple Dance Studios’ star Andrew Stone.

Channel 5 bosses believe outspoken Ruby – who is most famous for her acerbic TV series ‘Ruby Wax Meets’ which saw her interview and document numerous celebrities – and flamboyant singer Andrew will add arguments and energy to the reality TV show.

A source said: “Ruby is very feisty and speaks her mind. She won’t take fools lightly.”

The series kicks off on January 5 and other rumoured housemates include 'X Factor' bad boy Frankie Cocozza, 'The Only Way is Essex' star Kirk Norcross, 'Loose Women' panellist Denise Welch and Playboy twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon.

Jedward – who appeared on the last series - are set to return as part of a special task in the first few days.

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