Big Brother, the long-running reality competition show, is known for its unexpected twists and turns that keep contestants and viewers on their toes. Over the past two decades, the show has introduced numerous twists, some more successful than others. Here are five of the craziest and most memorable Big Brother twists of all time.
Twists from Big Brother
One of the most influential twists in the show’s history was the introduction of America’s Player in Season 8. Houseguest Eric Stein was given the task of completing viewer-sent tasks in exchange for cash prizes. Viewers had control over aspects of Eric’s game, including who he voted for. While it was entertaining, the twist limited Eric’s ability to play his own game.
The Coaches Twist in Season 14 brought back four iconic players to serve as coaches to the new contestants. Dan Gheesling, Janelle Pierzina, Mike “Boogie” Malin, and Britney Haynes initially mentored the newbies but later had the option to enter the game as players themselves. This twist added new drama and excitement to the season, especially with Dan Gheesling’s gameplay.
Big Brother 4 introduced the X-Factor Twist, also known as the Exes Twist. Several houseguests had to endure playing the game alongside their exes. While some players made the twist work to their advantage, others found it difficult to handle, leading to dramatic results.
The Summer of Secrets/Secret Duos Twist in Big Brother 6 required players to enter the game with someone they knew beforehand. The objective was for pairs to make it to the final two, with both members winning $500,000. This twist added complexity to the game and forced contestants to navigate alliances strategically.
The Twin Twist, also known as Project DNA, first appeared in Season 5 with Adria and Natalie. The twins played as one person for the first five weeks, swapping places every few days. If they survived the initial evictions, they could join the game as individuals. This twist returned in Season 17 with Liz and Julia Nolan. Although the twins were not as successful in concealing their identities, they were protected by an alliance that saw their value.
These twists have become some of the most memorable moments in Big Brother history, adding drama, surprise, and excitement to each season. As the show prepares for Season 25, fans eagerly await the next unexpected twist that will surely keep them engaged and entertained.