Linda Robson has rejected the chance to appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

Linda Robson

Linda Robson

The 'Loose Women' panellist has turned down the reality TV show's bosses because she didn't want to be compared to former "joke" contestant Ann Widdecombe, who finished runner up of the 21st series earlier this year.

She said: "You have to know your limits. My kids were traumatised when I mentioned it. I'd end up being like Ann Widdecombe - the joke one".

What's more, 'Coronation Street' star Sue Nicholls has also turned down the opportunity to appear on 'Celebrity Big Brother', insisting she would be the "worst housemate".

The 74-year-old actress has portrayed Audrey Roberts on the ITV soap since 1979, and while she is used to playing a character, she doesn't think people would like the real Sue, admitting she "doesn't' even like people that much".

When asked if she could appear on 'CBB', she said: "Never. I couldn't do 'Big Brother'. I've told them 'No'.

"I don't even like people that much. I would be horrible - I would be the worst housemate."

Sue also admitted she wouldn't want to do her teeth with the eyes of the country watching her.

She is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying: "I couldn't bear it. I don't want to have to do stuff like my teeth in front of half the nation."

While Sue doesn't look likely to be rubbing shoulders with any new faces on 'CBB', the soap stalwart recently revealed she recognises people in her local supermarket more than new 'Coronation Street' stars.

Speaking in March, she said: "I seem to know the people at my local Sainsbury's more than I know half of the new 'Coronation Street' cast. What can I say?"