Big Brother fans have been waiting for the cast announcement for the 19th season of the CBS summertime reality show, and now that it’s here, the reaction is mixed. Amid endless rumors that the cast would feature returning Big Brother players or an all-star cast, the 16 newcomers finally announced by CBS have thrown some fans in a tizzy. Also, seasoned Big Brother players are weighing in on the all- new cast, which has an older average age (a whopping 30 years old) than the past 18 seasons of the long-running reality show.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, unlike many of the past seasons of the show, all of the new Big Brother contestants are complete strangers. That means there’s no “twin” twist, biological siblings that have no clue they are related, or exes will be factoring in to complicate things this season.
The new Big Brother cast includes a government engineer, dog walker, microbiologist, rodeo clown, a VIP concierge, and yes, a girl named Christmas. Many of the newbies are Big Brother superfans, calling out popular BB alums like Donny Thompson and season eight winner Evel Dick Donato as their favorite veterans from the franchise.
While Big Brother fans have always been vocal, the new cast announcement has some of the show’s most memorable alums critiquing their bios and their intentions for signing on to the CBS reality show.
Big Brother 15 champ Andy Herren posted that he already has an issue with a contestant named Cameron because he’s from his hometown.
“Rooting against him because when I go back I like to be ‘the guy who won Big Brother.’ There can’t be two,” Herron tweeted.
Herren also wrote he can’t stand contestants whose goal is to be loved by America. Also, Big Brother mastermind Dan Gheesling revealed he actually talked to one of the hew houseguests a few weeks ago and was informed the guy “didn’t need any advice” from him. Gheesling is known a sone of the all-time greatest Big Brother players, so big mistake, buddy.
Meanwhile, Season 8’s winner Evel Dick Donato had some strong words about Big Brother contestant Raven, mainly because she’s a Frankie Grande (Season 16) fan. The legendary Big Brother villain also appealed to producers not to “ruin” Season 19 of the CBS summertime staple with a bunch of twists.
Check out what some other Big Brother legends had to say about the new Big Brother 19 cast.
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Big Brother kicks off with a two-night premiere Wednesday and Thursday, June 28 and 29 on CBS.
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