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01/13/2019 02:37 pm ET Updated 4 days ago

Anthony Scaramucci Joins CBS' 'Celebrity Big Brother' As Season 2 Cast Member

The former White House communications director will compete alongside Lindsay Lohan's mom, Dina Lohan.

Anthony Scaramucci, who notoriously served just 11 days as White House communications director in 2017, has signed on to appear in the next season of CBS’ “Celebrity Big Brother,” the network announced Sunday.

Scaramucci will compete alongside 11 other famous figures — including former Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, actor Joey Lawrence and Dina Lohan — in season 2 of the reality TV game show.

The show features 12 so-called houseguests living together under nearly constant surveillance. Competitors are eliminated each week until one remains. The winner is awarded $250,000.

Julie Chen will host the upcoming celebrity season, a spinoff of the popular “Big Brother” TV series. She has hosted the show since its inception in 2000.

She left her role as a co-host of CBS’ “The Talk” shortly after her husband, Les Moonves, was ousted as the network’s head in September amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Season 2 of “Celebrity Big Brother” will premiere Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. Eastern time on CBS.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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