The Big Brother 20 cast reveal is coming up on Monday but that hasn’t stopped plenty of BB20 rumors from spilling out beforehand. One of the hottest rumors right now has to do with the veterans and whether any of them will be returning to compete this season.
There is a huge Big Brother 20 rumor that a large number of veterans may be joining the cast this season despite denials from those in charge of production. Producer Allison Grodner already made it clear that the latest season will not be an all-star season even though we haven’t seen one of those since Season 6.
More importantly, Grodner made it clear during an interview with Gold Derby that this season would be full of surprises but bringing back old players was not one of them. She said, “This will be a brand new cast.”
Many took that to mean that no veteran Big Brother players would be returning to compete in Big Brother 20. But is that what she meant?
Big Brother 20 spoilers indicate that there might actually be old players returning and it has a lot of fans wondering what might actually be planned. Initially, it was looking like at least four vets were lined up for a return of some sort but now the numbers are rising.
On Friday, Yes Clash reported that seven former Big Brother competitors are getting ready to enter the BB20 house. They claim that between four and eight previous players are getting ready to enter the competition and that this year, the cast will be bigger than ever.
“We have it on good authority that some of those who had answered the call and were included in Big Brother 20 casting as of this past week include: Mike “Boogie” Malin (Big Brother 2, Big Brother All-Stars, Big Brother 14), Danielle Reyes (Big Brother 3, Big Brother All-Stars), Hayden Moss (Big Brother 12), Ian Terry (Big Brother 14), Vanessa Rousso (Big Brother 17), Alex Ow (Big Brother 19), and Paul Abrahamian (Big Brother 18, Big Brother 19).”
Now with that said, we checked out the social media accounts of those named as sequestered BB20 house guests and some of them are still active. Paul’s last tweet was on his birthday, June 13. That was just a few days ago but he is usually active on social media so that was enough to keep looking.
Ian Terry and Alex Ow are both still sharing with fans. Ian’s latest tweet came on Friday. He shared a picture of a half-empty cup of beer from a pub. If he was sequestered, there’s no way Ian would be out drinking but it’s worth noting that he’s not visible in the photo. Is it a decoy?
— Ian Terry (@TulaneTerry) June 16, 2018
Alex Ow, who is also supposedly sequestered wrote that she came home to an empty house yesterday. Again, it would be hard to do that if she was, in fact, waiting to compete on Big Brother 20.
Does this mean that Ian and Alex may not be sequestered or were they let go early? Are reports of veteran players just a decoy to keep fans guessing until the Big Brother 20 cast reveal on Monday? There are so many questions and very few answers.
The shocking report goes even further to claim that a few fan favorites were called on to compete in Big Brother 20 but turned the offer down. Will Kirby and Dan Gheesling were both named as BB20 hopefuls that reportedly did not want to compete on the show this time around.
Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo were also said to have turned down the offer to compete again. However, it has already been reported that they will appear on The Amazing Race and compete together for that prize. With TAR filming now, a run on Big Brother 20 wouldn’t be possible.
With so many Big Brother 20 casting rumors floating around, it’s hard to say what is going on this season. Fan reactions have been mixed regarding bringing veteran players back but many really just want an exciting season. One thing is for sure with the latest BB20 rumors, we can definitely “expect the unexpected.”