WIGAN Warriors fans were shocked and disappointed to discover Josh Charnley was not in this year’s Celebrity Big Brother line-up.
Cheeky team-mate Sam Tomkins posted on Twitter: “Had to keep it quiet for weeks now but il let you know because you will find out soon enough anyway.. @Joshuacharnley is in celeb bb tnight!”
The post sparked massive interest and fans were tuned in to see Josh (pictured) enter the house.
Josh then tweeted: “Just in the green room waiting to go in, wish me luck , I’m 5th in hope you all vote for me!! #CharnleyToWinCBB” and messaged pal Sam Tomkins: “still waiting pal keep you up to date”
But Josh later revealed: “Sorry guys had to tell the producers of BigBrother I couldn’t enter !! Got a game against Leigh at weekend #MaybeNextYear,” before calling followers “suckers,” adding: “How many people believed that??? @samtomkins1 is the mannnnnn.”
Meanwhile, former Big Brother contestant Luke Marsden, of Whelley, recorded a VT for CB Bit On The Site a spin-off show.