The sister of disgraced former Sheffield United player Ched Evans is rumoured to be a contestant in Big Brother.
Kylie Evans, aged 30, is believed to be in the final stages of the selection process to get into Channel 5’s Big Brother house.
A friend said she told producers who her brother is.
“I think she’s going in there to try and profess his innocence,” she said.
Ched Evans, 26, formerly of Millhouse Green, Sheffield, was convicted in April 2012 of raping a woman in a hotel bedroom on a night out in Rhyl, North Wales, the summer before.
He was released from prison mid-way through a five year sentence last October.
The former Sheffield United striker has maintained his innocence throughout and the Criminal Cases Review Commission is deciding whether Evans can appeal.