The premiere of Big Brother 18 is almost here and fans are excited to see if the rumors that have been swirling around the Internet regarding an all-star cast are true. Nothing can actually be ruled out or considered absolutely true until CBS makes an official announcement or the show begins its summer 2016 run.
Some things are certain, however, such as Julie Chen will once again host the show, the house theme has been revealed, a live feed cast introduction has been scheduled, and CBS is publicizing a Big Brother Marathon on its All Access feed.
Images of the Big Brother 18 house have been leaked and it appears from the images a definite theme can be surmised. According to Big Brother US, the famous residence has been transformed to include an international feel with an emphasis on travel.
Additionally, the traditional single entrance door seems to have been replaced with much larger double doors, which Big Brother US posits “could be alluding to a bigger cast!” The website further indicates the kitchen is now decorated with wallpaper that features airplanes, and an airport theme is seen higher up on the walls.
Big Brother US also reports that a large replica of Paris’ famed Eiffel Tower sits on top of the refrigerator, while the kitchen table has a compass design with “three metal suitcases stacked” on it. One Big Brother 18 bedroom is decorated with Japanese anime, there is a yellow phone booth in the house, and a second bedroom looks as though its inspiration is taken from the U.K.
According to People Magazines, the bathroom has a beach theme, but surprisingly, it appears to have sand on the floor. The pool outside is also new and improved, appearing larger than the prior Big Brother swimming hole.
Big Brother Gossip reports that the company that installed the new Astroturf, or fake grass if you will, tweeted a photo of the new pool. However, the website notes the tweet was quickly pulled a few hours later, thus Big Brother Gossip appropriately pondered regarding the image, “Wanna bet they [the fake grass company] got an ANGRY call from someone at the show?”
According to Big Brother Gossip, the highly anticipated reveal of the Big Brother 18 cast will take place on Monday, June 13 via the live feeds, nine days before the two-hour premiere of the new season takes place on Wednesday, June 22.
Bach and Bachette Fans reports live feeds that are broadcast from inside the Big Brother 18 house will not be available on the show’s launch night, but will be accessible the following night on Thursday, June 23 at 10 p.m.
CBS has been promoting its All Access video feed by hoping fans will sign up to watch the Big Brother Marathon, as all 17 seasons of the hit reality show are now available for streaming any time day or night. The marathon, however, is streaming all seasons of the show in order on the live feeds. At press, the marathon was airing the finale of Big Brother 13, thus, season 14 is next up.
Big Brother Gossip notes that subscribers to the CBS service can already watch every episode of Big Brother anytime they so desire in any order they wish, so signing up for the marathon doesn’t have to be a pressing issue.
Big Brother 17 house guests are just as excited as other fans to see the new house, meet the Season 18 cast members, and watch as the games begin. Vanessa Rousso, who came in third last season, tweeted, “I am so excited @CBSBigBrother is just around the corner! Can’t wait… for the season 18 cast reveal…”
Another Big Brother 17 cast mate, Liz Nolan, who was in the house with her twin sister, Julia, took to her Twitter page and wrote, “What does everyone think about the new #BB18 house?! I love it except for the sand in the bathroom and I liked our #HOH room better…”
The season premiere of Big Brother 18, hosted by Julie Chen, airs Wednesday, June 22 at 8 p.m.
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