Sean Smith: no Celeb Big Brother (this year at least)

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Well it was too good to be true: The Blackout singer Sean Smith has scotched internet rumours that he was poised to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house tonight.

The confusion (mostly on Twitter) has been traced to a fan who tweeted Sean when he saw that potential contestants included a singer of the same name, who had performed on X Factor as part of the act Same Difference in 2007.

Speaking to The NME, Sean said: "I just tweeted him with 'shh' and deleted it straight away, so I guess kids thought that I was made to take it down...

"At first I thought it was stupid that I could possibly be thought of as being on Celebrity Big Brother when I'm not a celebrity, but then it kind of got to me. I was thinking, 'I'm in a band, we've just finished our biggest tour ever, and there are all these stupid models that go on it, after being in the paper once...'"

In one respect, Sean's absence is a shame; it would certainly have been entertaining, but this case of mistaken identity has certainly brought the name of his band to a hitherto untapped demographic, one feels.

This isn't the only case of mistaken identity of recent times. In November, many papers reported that Matt Willis of Busted was suing Tricky, confusing the singer with a manager of the same name.

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