The Craziest ‘Big Brother’ Blindsides of All Time: Marcellas and More

Marcellas Reynolds, Janelle Pierzina, Will Kirby.
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The Massive Brother motto is “Count on the Sudden,” and the CBS actuality collection has served up some satisfying blindsides over time.

Dwelling collectively in a home minimize off from the remainder of the world typically implies that houseguests sniff out precisely who their fellow houseguests plan to vote for on eviction nights. Nonetheless, contestants typically handle to hide their plans till it’s time to ship the deadly blow and ship somebody packing.

Maintain scrolling for a glance again on the craziest blindsides in Massive Brother historical past:

Marcellas — Season 3

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The Energy of Veto could have been a brand new growth in season 3, however that hasn’t stopped Marcellas Reynolds’ use of it — or lack thereof — from happening as one of many worst strikes in Massive Brother historical past.

Throughout week 9 of the 2002 season, Marcellas was nominated for eviction alongside Amy Crews. He then gained the Energy of Veto, giving him the chance to take himself off the block. Nonetheless, he determined to not use the facility, feeling sure that Amy can be evicted over him.

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Marcellas’ ally Danielle Reyes then voted to evict him and Head of Family Jason Man solid the tie-breaking vote sealing his destiny. Marcellas was so unprepared to go away the home that he shortly grabbed a few of his garments from a dresser earlier than he walked out.

Even Massive Brother host Julie Chen Moonves couldn’t resist reproaching Marcellas for the silly transfer; she playfully hit him on the pinnacle throughout his exit interview.

Dr. Will — Season 7

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Dr. Will Kirby is broadly considered probably the greatest Massive Brother gamers of all time, however even he might be stunned. Throughout the present’s first all-stars season in 2006, Will shaped an alliance with Janelle Pierzina primarily based largely on flirting.

At closing 4, Janelle and Erika Landin realized that Will and Mike “Boogie” Malin have been utilizing them to additional their very own video games and had no actual loyalties to anybody however one another. When Janelle gained the ultimate Veto competitors of the season, she solid the only vote to evict Will, taking each him and Mike unexpectedly.

Keesha — Season 10

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Keesha Smith absolutely trusted in her closing three take care of Dan Gheesling and Memphis Garrett throughout the 2008 season. What she didn’t know was that Dan and Memphis had shaped the Renegades alliance early within the sport and meant to carry one another to the finals.

At closing 4, Memphis gained the final Energy of Veto competitors, permitting him to solid the only eviction vote. He and Dan determined to maintain Jerry MacDonald over Keesha, feeling that Jerry was much less of a bodily menace.

Keesha was shocked and damage when she discovered in regards to the plan. “Whoever the f–okay sends me out of right here higher not suppose that they’re getting my vote, that’s for rattling positive!” she yelled.

Shane — Season 14

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After profitable season 10, Dan returned as a coach in 2012. Throughout week 3 of the season, the coaches got a chance to play as people, and Dan, Mike, Janelle and Brittany Haynes then entered the sport.

Dan went on to play much more ruthlessly than he had the primary time round. At closing 4, he pulled off the most important blindside of the season by convincing his No. 1 ally Danielle Murphree to go away her showmance companion, Shane Meany, on the block after she gained each Head of Family and the Energy of Veto. Dan advised Danielle that he would use his sole vote to evict Ian Terry, however he voted in opposition to Shane as a substitute, leaving each Shane and Danielle in shock.

Austin — Season 17

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Austin Matelson joined the ranks of Massive Brother gamers betrayed by these closest to him throughout the 2015 season. He and Vanessa Rousso made a closing two deal throughout week one, however that didn’t cease Vanessa from casting the only vote to evict Austin at closing 5.

Austin was so positive that Vanessa would preserve him protected that he didn’t put on footwear to the eviction ceremony. He walked out of the home barefoot after telling Vanessa that she didn’t have the jury votes to win the sport.

Pooch — Season 24

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Joe “Pooch” Pucciarelli felt so assured about his place in the home that he volunteered to go on the block subsequent to Taylor Hale — who went on to win the season — when Jasmine Davis was Head of Family in July 2022.

Though Pooch was initially a pawn, Jasmine and her Ladies Ladies alliance determined to shift the goal onto him after studying that Pooch was aligned with a number of of the boys in the home, together with Daniel Durston and Kyle Capener.

Regardless of pondering he was protected, Pooch was unanimously evicted by a 12-0 vote on eviction night time, and the time period “getting pooched” turned a working gag for the remainder of the season.

“For it to be 12-0 is stunning. I believed I might have heard from one particular person, however clearly, they have been all on the identical web page,” Pooch advised Chen Moonves after his elimination. “After I heard 12-0 I genuinely felt, ‘Oh cool, I’m straight.’”