Charlie Sheen would be ‘TV gold’ if he was to appear on Celebrity Big Brother, says former winner Kate Lawler.

The 31-year-old radio show host and DJ, who took the crown in 2002, reckoned the celebrities who have been linked to the reality show – now on Channel 5 – would make it a hit again.

“It has [taken a dip in ratings], but I think this first new Big Brother, the Celebrity Big Brother, is going to be amazing, because they have got, apparently, Jedward, Charlie Sheen and Mike Tyson,” she said.

“You know it is going to be wicked. Charlie Sheen on Big Brother is going to be TV gold! Charlie is nuts, and slightly weird, and hilarious and intelligent. So him in the house with people like Jedward, who will blatantly drive him crazy, will be amazing.”

Kate – who is promoting Nivea’s Million Moments of Closeness campaign – has high hopes for Charlie and a certain British reality TV star.

“Amy Childs from The Only Way Is Essex is rumoured to be going in. I can see her and Charlie getting it on. I can see them doing a magazine spread, pictured in front of a log fire wearing matching jumpers!” she added.

Celebrity Big Brother premieres on Channel 5 on Thursday, August 18.