Speculation is mounting that Lindsay Lohan could be among those taking part in Celebrity Big Brother when the show returns to Channel Five in January.

According to the Sunday Mirror the troubled actress is considering a deal to enter the house – provided she is allowed to leave the US under the terms of her current community service sentence.

She still has a month of the sentence – which has seen her working at a morgue in California – to complete, and last month was sent to jail after violating the terms of a probation order imposed upon her in 2007.

However the paper reports that show producers are keen to argue that an appearance on Celebrity Big Brother would help her get her life back on track.

“Lindsay would be an absolutely amazing signing for us,” a source said.

“She’s a Hollywood A-Lister and everybody knows all about the trouble she’s been in.

“She’s a fiery character too, so there’s sure to be some major clashes with other celebs if we get her in the house.”

The insider added that show producers were doing “everything possible” to secure her services.

“We want this to be the best Big Brother ever,” the source said, “so we hope that the courts will make a special allowance in this case.”

Natalie Cassidy, Natasha Giggs and Denise Welch are among the other names who have been tipped to appear in the series.