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Co Tyrone drugs mule Michaella McCollum in talks to appear on Big Brother

Reports suggest Michaella McCollum is in talks to appear on Big Brother. Picture from Facebook

CO Tyrone drugs mule Michaella McCollum is being tipped to appear on Big Brother, according to reports.

The Dungannon woman (24) has apparently held discussions with producers of the reality show and could be set to appear in this year's programme alongside her Peru accomplice Melissa Reid.

The pair were caught trying to smuggle 24lb (11kg) of cocaine worth £1.5 million out of Peru in 2013.

They were jailed for six years and eight months after admitting the crime, but were freed in 2016 after striking a deal with Peruvian authorities.

McCollum returned to Northern Ireland in August.

According to reports in The Sun newspaper, McCollum is in "advanced talks" to appear on Channel 5 show Big Brother, which will have a pairs theme this year.

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