Davina McCall is calling for Britney Spears or Paris Hilton to be put into the Celebrity Big Brother house, when the show returns next year.

Speaking at the National Television Awards 2008, Davina said she’s glad the reality show is returning to Channel 4 after being replaced by Celebrity Hijack this year following the race row involving Jade Goody and Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty.

“It was right to rest it, but it’s back and we’re so excited about it,” she said.

And, when asked who her ideal celebrity housemates would be, Davina added: “Britney, Paris Hilton; anybody that’s going to be interesting and entertaining to watch. I’d love some old hip-hop star like Flavor Flav or Chuck D.”

Davina said she thought there was plenty of life left in Big Brother – nominated for Most Popular Entertainment Programme – and vowed to remain as host of the show.

Davina, who attended the event with husband Matthew Robertson, also had a few things to say about the furore surrounding original Big Brother’s Big Mouth host Russell Brand and chat show host Jonathan Ross.

“I think a lot of people are passing judgement without having heard [the show],” she said. “And I think it’s important that we hear what they said and how it was meant before we complain.

She went on: “I’ve only read it, and on paper it looks pretty bad. But a friend of mine who’s heard it said ‘they really didn’t mean it that badly, please go and listen to it’. So I will.”

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