A pioneering private detective who went from wronged wife, to best selling author has been winning hearts on Celebrity Big Brother. The Real Lady Detective, better known as Rebecca Jane has been speaking to Lancashire Telegraph reporter Laura O'Neill about how her book is to be made into a TV drama.

Following regular appearances on ITV1's Loose Women Rebecca Jane's profile is going from strength to strength.

Fresh from her stint on Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother, the Masters degree law student has revealed BBC Scotland is turning her exploits as a detective into a TV drama due to be aired next year.

She said: "I sold the rights three years ago and Jenna Coleman was originally going to be in it but then she signed on for a second series of Victoria.

"Now we've had to start the casting all over again.

"I'm really happy though, they're doing such an excellent job.

"I'm a consultant on the show so I've seen all the scripts and worked with the writers."

When she's not catching cheating spouses she's studying, the reality TV star is fighting another cause close to her heart.

Rebecca Jane has launched a campaign to change the law surrounding catfishing, a practice that sees conmen create fake social media profiles using pictures taken from genuine accounts.

The conmen then use the fake profiles to prey on unsuspecting men and women and coax them into sharing explicit pictures and videos or in more serious cases money.

Rebecca Jane launched her 'kill the catfish' campaign in April and said she hopes to change the law to mane he newly coined term 'catfishing' illegal.

She said: "On Facebook alone there are 83 million fake profiles.

"People think catfishing is a victimless crime, but I've seen countless victims.

"People who have had their identity stolen, people who have lost thousands and many who have fallen in love.

"We are in a modern day epidemic, no one is safe online anymore.

"We can't change people, or technology but we can change the law."

With the help catfishing victim Matt Peacock, a model who had more than 50 fake profiles set up using his pictures, Rebecca Jane took her fight to Parliament.

She said:"It was amazing to go in there, a girl from Clitheroe, walking into Parliament and having a Government minister actually agree with me.

"Ann Coffey, MP for Stockport, said she's going to work with us in the future, which is great.

"To have official government backing makes all the difference."

Talking about why she set up the The Lady Detective Agency, Rebecca Jane, said: "No one would take me seriously and worse, they just didn't care.

"In 2006, at just 24-year-old and pregnant I poured my heart out to a private investigator, sharing my fears that my husband was having not one, but several affairs.

"I had had heard rumours but wanted to know for sure.

"I would be sitting in front of private detectives crying my eyes out in complete turmoil and they wouldn't even flinch."

Taking matters into her own hands, Rebecca Jane recruited a group of girlfriends to conduct surveillance on her suspicious spouse.

After tailing him to the pub and watching him from her car with binoculars she was able to confirm what she'd suspected.

Newly divorced and sensing a gap in the market, the former property developer made a drastic career change and turned herself into a modern day Miss Marple.

The soon-to-be sleuth set up shop with the same group of friends and The Lady Detective Agency began investigating unfaithful partners, missing spouses, child maintenance fraud and sex trafficking.

After tailing him to the pub and watching him from her car with binoculars she was able to confirm what she'd suspected.

The reality TV star who has just appeared in the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother with employee Kieran, said: "The problem with other agencies is they don't care.

"If you're coming to a private investigator, it's probably the worst time of you life, so you need people who care and will support you.

"That's what makes The Lady Detective Agency unique."

Since its creation the agency has gone from strength to strength, opening offices in Manchester and Stockholm with New York next on the list, but Rebecca Jane has no intention of stepping down.

"The business is fantastic, I've no plans to move away from it, she said.

"I am first and foremost a private investigator, the rest doesn't really matter.

"My time on Big Brother made me realise that.

"It was such a shock to the system.

"I always said nothing phased me until I walked down those steps into the house.

"As soon as I went in I realised what a huge mistake I made.

"I couldn't believe I'd put my business at risk like that."

The ladies offer many services, the aspect of the firm that has drawn most attention is their use of 'honey traps' which sees an agency employee flirt with the person under investigation in order to win the person's trust.

Then, armed with a list of questions from the client, the expert will attempt to get information before attempting to obtain a phone number and exiting.

The whole exchange lasts between 10 and 15 minutes and involves no physical contact, sexual or otherwise, between the expert and the person under investigation.

Rebecca Jane said: "A lot of people don't agree with us offering 'honey trapping' as a service, they think it's unfair.

"I understand why people feel like that. I don't like it at all it's not my thing, but who am I to tell people it's wrong?

"What gives us the right to tell people they shouldn't be doing it?

"It gets results, it always exposes the truth.

"I'm there to get the truth and that's it.

"Honey trapping is just one of the many services we offer.

"We do a lot of surveillance work and it's not all about cheating partners.

"A lot of the work we do is instrumental in finding missing children that have been taken by a parent.

"That's why I still do it, or I would have given up years ago."