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Mike Tyson in Bigg Boss 5?

tv Updated: Aug 01, 2011 19:23 IST
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After Maria Susairaj, Navjyot Singh Siddhu and Poonam Pandey, boxer Mike Tyson is the latest one to be offered Bigg Boss 5. The boxer is expected to garner eye balls just like Pamela Anderson did in the last season.

The producer of Bigg Boss is in talks with Tyson who is all kicked about participating in the reality show. "Mike Tyson felt that why not avail the opportunity to be on a large canvas like Bigg Boss? The channel too is equally excited about having him on board. Tyson is an international celebrity, who will attract lot of male audience and kids to see the show. The channel is currently trying to work out the modalities," a source told Mumbai Mirror.

After having the wrestling giant Khali in the last season of Bigg Boss, the makers are now trying to rope in the retired American boxer Mike Tyson for the new season slated to begin in October this year. The show will be hosted by Bollywood actors Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan. Reports suggest that talks are on to bring the former heavyweight champ to India for the show, where he will be inside the Bigg Boss house with other contestants.

The three-day cameo by the American bombshell Pamela Anderson last year shot the show’s TRP up by many notches and the makers are apparently planning to create a similar sensation in the house by having Mike Tyson this year.

For those who don’t know, Mike Tyson is often named as the bad boy of the boxing world. He’s been convicted of raping a woman and has done 3 years in prison. He’s also known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style. He bit off a part of his opponent Evander Holyfield’s ear in a 1997 bout.

Despite the controversies, Tyson has a good number of fans throughout the world.