Samantha Markle is rumoured to be appearing on CBB.
That’s right, Princess Meghan’s sister is set to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house!
Producers have apparently cherry-picked Samantha, labelling her “the eye of the storm” as the famous series looks to get over some poor recent viewing figures.
Samantha is known as a controversial figure due to her Twitter tirades and media interviews. Recently, she admitted that she is indeed “cashing in” on her sister’s fame.
But while we know a lot about Meghan, what do we actually know about Samantha? Here are seven facts to prepare you for her CBB entrance.
Samantha is Meghan’s Half-Sister
Samantha and Meghan share the same dad – Thomas Markle Snr – but not the same mother.
Meghan’s mother is Doria Ragland, who attended the Royal Wedding, while Samantha’s mother is Rosyln Markle.
She Wasn’t Invited To The Royal Wedding
A lot of the pre-Royal Wedding discussion focused on the fact that Meghan’s dad wasn’t going to be attending, despite being invited, which turned out to be true.
Samantha didn’t attend either, but she wasn’t even invited – nor was she invited to Meghan’s first wedding to Trevor Engleson in 2011.
Samantha Last Saw Meghan in 2008
Obviously, they didn’t see each at the Royal Wedding, but they must’ve seen each other within the last few years, right? Wrong.
The last time they saw each other in person was at Samantha’s graduation ceremony in 2008 – a decade ago.
She Was Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis
Samantha received some pretty awful news in the same year she graduated: she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The condition has since accelerated and Samantha is reportedly now wheelchair bound. Either way, we’re sure the CBB house all the right access points.
Here's a very special treat to mark our 18th birthday: a first look at the BRAND NEW #CBB eye!
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) July 18, 2018
Her Twitter is on Private – and Has No Blue Tick!
Samantha’s Twitter tirades are pretty iconic, with classic quotes including “If our father dies I’m holding you responsible, Meg”.
And not forgetting “Princess of nonsense” and “Diana would be ashamed [of Prince Harry], stop wearing Meg’s skivvies and bra and take your pants off her!”
But, her Twitter has now been set to private, so those tweets are protected. Interestingly, though, she has no verified blue tick next to her name, which most celebs have.
Talk about Z-lister!
Samantha is Writing a Book About Meghan
Samantha is writing a book about her relationship with sister Meghan. The book has been dubbed a tell-all with a smattering of home-truths, but Samantha denies that.
The title is apparently due to be changed to A Tale of Two Sisters after the current working title, The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister, was met with severe backlash.
Who knows why…
Her Given Name is Actually Yvonne
Yep, just like Yvon the Yukon, Samantha Grant’s real name is actually Yvonne Markle.
It’s unclear as to why she changed her first name, but she took her husband’s surname upon marriage.
However, she has recently changed said surname back to Markle in a move that most are calling a claim to fame – at least it helped her get on to CBB!
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