‘Big Brother 18’ Cast List Revealed: 12 New ‘BB18’ Cast Members Join 4 Veterans

Big Brother 18’s cast list has officially been revealed. Twelve BB18 cast members were revealed by CBS, all of them new to the program. The CBS Twitter account for Big Brother just posted information about the BB18 cast, including a link to interviews conducted with the new houseguests. It gives fans that first real look at who will be competing for the $500,000 prize during summer 2016.

Some of the faces within the Big Brother 18 cast could look familiar as they are related to past houseguests. Paulie Calafiore is the brother of former houseguest Cody, while Tiffany Rousso is the sister of poker player Vanessa Rousso from Big Brother 17. This seems to forecast that Cody and Vanessa are two of the veteran houseguests who will return. Both have been mentioned in prior Big Brother 18 rumors of the coach twist getting used again. That “reveal” might have to wait until the season premiere.

Big Brother 18 Cast List

Paul Abrahamian
Victor Arroyo
Corey Brooks
Paulie Calafiore
Bronte D’Acquisto
Bridgette Dunning
Zakiyah Everette
Jozea Flores
Glenn Garcia
Michelle Meyer
Natalie Negrotti
Tiffany Rousso

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, CBS was going to reveal live interviews of each new houseguest on Monday, June 13. Due to what took place in Orlando over the weekend, producers felt that it was best to delay that announcement. At 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 14, interviews with the new houseguests, conducted by former contestant Jeff Schroeder, will be available on the live feeds. Subscribers to the live feeds will be able to watch them all and get a feel for the BB18 cast.

The Big Brother 18 season premiere doesn’t air until Wednesday, June 22, so there are going to be many more BB18 rumors until that point. Included among them will be the identities of the four returning houseguests and how they will play into the theme of this season. It has been suggested in new reports about Big Brother 18 spoilers that there are additional relatives of past houseguests among the new cast.

The entire Big Brother 18 cast has already been sequestered from the outside world, allowing them to prepare to compete all summer. This means contact with friends, family, and even the media has been cut off until the season premiere airs on June 22. The BB18 cast members will then enter the house over the weekend, likely beginning on Saturday, June 18.

It is common for the contestants to enter the house a few days before the season premiere airs on CBS. This is to allow the houseguests to get acquainted, for the producers to accumulate footage and stock interviews, and for the first few competitions to be played out. Once the Thursday night episode (9 p.m. PT/ET) airs on the West Coast, the live feeds will get turned on. At that point, viewers will get to catch up with what has been taking place in the BB18 house.

While there are still a lot of Big Brother 18 rumors about the four returning houseguests, nothing has been confirmed by CBS or show producers yet. This could mean that viewers have to wait until June 22 to find out for sure who has returned and in what role they will be placed. That’s a long time to wait after the initial Big Brother 18 cast reveal, but it gives the show additional time to create buzz on social media. Until that point, fans can enjoy reading the biographies and soon being able to watch the first interviews.

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