Big Brother Wildcard Competition punishment revealed by winner?

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Derek Frazier is having fun on Big Brother 23. Pic credit: CBS

Another Big Brother Wildcard Competition was played this week and it results in another member of the BB23 cast attaining safety for the week. That safety could be really important as well, but not just because they are safe in Week 4.

Claire Rehfuss won the Wildcard Competition this week. She was up against Whitney Williams and Azah Awasum, and all three ladies had hoped that they were going to emerge from the challenge with safety for the week.

The good news for Claire is that she was never really a target for new Head of Household Christian Birkenberger, but at least her safety ensured that he wasn’t even going to consider putting her on the block.

There is a lot more to this particular Wildcard safety, though, and we may have to wait until the August 1 episode to find out the minute details about it. But Claire did talk a bit on the Big Brother live feeds and there appear to be a few details that have already leaked.

What did Claire get for winning Wildcard Competition?

According to Claire, she is now safe until the BB23 jury starts forming. If the show follows the same format as it has in previous seasons, the BB23 jury would start forming after the fifth Eviction Ceremony has taken place.

If Claire was correct in her re-telling of the events, then she is safe for Week 4 while Christian is the Head of Household, and then she is safe again in Week 5 when a new HOH takes the power. That’s great news for her, especially if someone she is not aligned with wins the next HOH Competition.

Is there a Big Brother punishment for Claire taking safety?

We now know for sure what happened when Claire was forced to make a decision about taking safety for the week. And boy was it a difficult choice to put in front of her.

After winning the Wildcard Competition, Claire was able to take safety for her entire team for the week or to have personal safety for just herself over the next two weeks. It meant she could give Kyland Young and Tiffany Mitchell safety for Week 4, or Claire could be safe until the BB23 jury started forming.

It wasn’t a punishment in the true sense of the term, but it was a twist that could have played out a lot differently had Whitney been the person to win and possibly protect Hannah and Derek Xiao at the same time.

Whitney did take safety for herself for the next two weeks. Only she would be safe from nomination.

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New parents Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo shared some new pictures of their baby boy. He was born last week and this is the first child for the Big Brother couple.

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Big Brother 23 airs Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.

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