Kate Beckinsale has announced she is a huge fan of Celebrity Big Brother – but joked she also reads works by Russian writer Solzhenitsyn to balance it out.

The British actress, who lives in the US, posted a black and white picture on Instagram showing her lying down in a dress more suited to the red carpet.

“Getting ready to be completely mesmerised by U.K. celebrity big brother from tomorrow and reminding myself I also enjoy Solzhenitsyn just so I don’t feel like trash,” wrote the 45-year-old.

Celebrity Big Brother will return to Channel 5 on Thursday August 16 at 9pm.