TOWIE beauty Sam Faiers is set to step inside the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight.

The 23-year-old from Brentwood is one of the rumoured housemates for the newest series of the show which begins later today on Channel Five.

Although not official confirmed, friend and former TOWIE co-star Amy Childs appeared to let the cat out of the bag just before 1pm when she tweeted: "So proud of  @SamanthaFaiers who is entering the #cbb house tonight She is going to love it best experience EVER."

Other celebrities set to join Faiers on the show include Made In Chelsea star Ollie Lock, former boxing world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and Apprentice runner-up Luisa Zissman.

Faiers - whose on-off relationship with co-star Joey Essex has been followed by Towie viewers - had hoped to be a Page Three girl before finding TV fame and says she would still like to model for lingerie firm Ann Summers.

Although she has agreed to appear on Celebrity Big Brother, she said in one recent interview: "I don't just want to be known for being a reality TV star. I'd love to be on Strictly or I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!"

The show starts at 9pm.