St Albans’s Luisa Zissman is to join the Big Brother team as a regular panellist and presenter.

Channel 5 today announced that Luisa will feature on Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, Big Brother’s Bit On The Psych as well as a reporter for Bit On The Side.

Luisa came fourth in the last series of Celebrity Big Brother in January and is well- known for her appearance on The Apprentice.

She said: “When I was in the house I didn’t hold back…so I will be exactly the same on the panel. I’m really looking forward working with Emma, Rylan and Iain and can’t wait to get to know this year’s new batch of housemates.”

Ben Frow, director of programmes at Channel 5 added:“Luisa was a fantastic housemate in January and I’m delighted to welcome her to the team. I’m sure she’ll have lots to say about this year’s housemates.”

Emma Willis and Rylan Clark will return for Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, which will air Monday to Friday after Big Brother. Rylan Clark and Iain Lee will return for Big Brother’s Bit On The Psych. Join Emma Willis at the live launch of Big Brother in June.