Joseph Abdin Replaces Marvin Achi

Expect the unexpected! CBS announced a cast switching-up before the Wednesday July 6 premiere Big Brother.

The network was confirmed Marvin AchiThis will be replaced by Joseph Abdin.

“🚨 Important casting update! Marvin will no more be one of our Houseguests in Big Brother Season 2. We’re excited to welcome Joseph, a 24-year-old lawyer from Lake Worth, FL. to the #BB24 cast!” the official Twitter account wrote on Tuesday, July 5.


Joesph Abdin
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Joseph and 15 more houseguests are set to move into the retro, Palm Springs-inspired BB Motel live on Wednesday and won’t have any time to waste playing the game.

“The first live eviction night is going to be unlike any eviction night we’ve ever had because it may not be one of the people that you think that ends up getting bounced that night,” host Julie Chen MoonvesOnly spoken Us Weekly. “These houseguests aren’t going to learn of this new twisted twist until that night. So your head is gonna be spinning this season.”

She added: “There are so many twists and turns this season and challenges that are so much harder that you’re gonna have a hard time just figuring out how to survive in the house.”

Joseph was getting ready to enter Big Brother’s house. He caught up with Usto share some insight into his plans for his gaming.

“I think there’s a strategy to keeping targets off your back and I think winning every competition at every opportunity isn’t a very strategic move,” he told Us, admitting that he would “definitely throw a competition.”

When it comes to nominating a houseguest for eviction, Joseph explained, “It depends on when in the game I have HOH. If it’s toward the early game, I probably wouldn’t go for such big targets. If it’s toward later, I’m probably going for bigger targets.”

If Joseph makes it to his end, he will tell Us that he would take his closest ally over someone he’s not close with to the finale. When asked if he would allow a member of his alliance to quietly be evicted, he replied that he would either try to save him/her.

“I’d make waves and try to flip the vote — definitely not revealing my cards or my reasoning, but to some extent, I’ll try and change it,” he said. “But at the end of it if I can’t, I have to go with the majority.”

Watch the video above to see more from Joseph. Big Brother 24 airs Wednesday, July 6th, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Sharon Tharp reporting