'Loose Women' star Sherrie Hewson has signed up for 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

Sherrie Hewson

Sherrie Hewson

The former soap actress has been called a "TV favourite" and is said to be a good sport for the reality show, as she will "attract both Corrie and Loose Women fans", according to a source.

An insider revealed: "Sherrie has been on screens for years and is a TV favourite so she'll attract both Corrie and Loose Women fans. The Loose Women ladies always do really well on Celebrity Big Brother and they're hoping that Sherrie is no exception."

The 64-year-old TV personality - who starred in ITV's soap 'Coronation Street' and comedy 'Benidorm' - will follow in the footsteps of several 'Loose Women' ladies, including Nadia Sawalha, Denise Welch and Carol McGiffin, who all did their part in raking in viewers for the show.

The source added to The Sun newspaper:

"Loose Women aren't afraid to be controversial and stand up for themselves, which always makes for good telly. Although Nadia didn't have as much success as the other two panellists, her feuds with Katie brought in massive audiences."