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"Gay icon" Freddie Ljungberg rumored for British "Celebrity Big Brother"

Former Calvin Klein model and longtime pro soccer player Freddie Ljungberg is being considered as a contestant in the next British "Celebrity Big Brother" as a way to boost the number of gay viewers. Reports the Daily Star:

A CBB insider said: “The man is unbelievably attractive and won’t just have the girls hot under the collar. He’s a massive gay icon so we know his male admirers will be desperate to spy on him in the house.

“And who wouldn’t want to share a house with him?"

Ljungberg, from Sweden, has posed for a British gay magazine and when asked by the New York Times about gay rumors, simply said: "There’s been a gay rumor for a long time. I don’t mind at all. I am proud of that. I love fashion, and I think so many gay people have amazing style."

He is currently without a team for this season.