Charlie Sheen has responded to speculation he is to appear on the British reality series 'Celebrity Big Brother' - categorically denying he will be a contestant on the revamped show. The Independent newspaper had suggested Sheen had landed a deal worth almost $10 million to take part in the series, which begins on Channel 5 in August.
The story suggested the axed 'Two and a Half men' actor would fly to England in the near future to appear on the series, but his representative Larry Solters told E! News the rumours were "totally untrue". The actor's involvement in 'Big Brother' would have seen him follow the likes Heidi Fleiss, LaToya Jackson and rapper Coolio who have been contestants in recent seasons. However, Sheen's appearance would have surprised many - given the show's reputation for failing to attract A-list stars. Despite his sacking from America's biggest sitcom, Sheen has reportedly signed up to star in a television adaptation of the Jack Nicholson movie 'Anger Management' by acclaimed producer Joe Roth.
Recent speculation suggests 'Two and a Half Men's ninth season could begin with a funeral for Sheen's 'Charlie Harper' character. Ashton Kutcher has taken over the lead role in the sitcom, which returns on 19th September 2011.