Fans Think ‘The Challenge’ Alum Teased ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Appearance

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Big Brother” fans are anxiously awaiting the cast announcement for the third season of “Celebrity Big Brother.”

In the meantime, casting rumors have swirled and fans have speculated about who might appear on the show. A tweet from Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio has some fans thinking that “The Challenge” alum is among the “Celebrity Big Brother” cast members. When the official “Big Brother” Twitter account announced the show’s return, Devenanzio retweeted it and added the side-eye emoji.

While it’s likely that Devenanzio was just implying that he’d like to be considered for casting, some fans took his tweet as a sign that he’d already been asked. “Bro PLEASE go on,” one Twitter user replied, while another wrote, “what are you trying to say?”

Devenanzio has won seven seasons of “The Challenge,” more than any other player in history. He first appeared on “The Real World” in 2006.

Another ‘The Challenge’ Alum Wants to Be on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Leroy Garrett has appeared on eleven seasons of “The Challenge” and now has his sights set on the “Big Brother” house. He tweeted at the “Big Brother” Twitter account with the “Celebrity Big Brother” logo and wrote, “Hi 🙋🏽‍♂️ #Season3PickMe.” 

Fans voiced their support for Garrett appearing on the show in the replies. When one Twitter user wrote, “would love to see you on Big Brother,” Garrett replied, “It’s going to happen 😜.”

Who Won the Previous ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Seasons?

“Celebrity Big Brother” last aired in 2019. The season 2 cast included Jonathan Bennett from “Mean Girls,” Lindsay Lohan’s mother Dina Lohan, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, and comedian Tom Green. Singer Tamar Braxton won, with all nine jurors voting for her over NFL running back Ricky Williams.

The first-ever American season of “Celebrity Big Brother” aired in 2018. The season 1 cast included UFC Light Heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, Shannon Fadal from “American Pie,”  former “Apprentice” star turned White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, and former NBA player Metta World Peace.

Broadway actress Marissa Jaret Winokur won, receiving six of nine jury votes. Ross Matthews, best known for his appearances on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” came in second.

When CBS announced the third season on Instagram, Jonathan Bennett of season 2 commented on the post. “Oh no, the PTSD I just got,” he wrote. In a separate comment, Bennett added, “Warning: IF EVERYONE IS BEING NICE YO YOU, THEY ARE GETTING READY TO EVICT YOU!”

Bennett was the first houseguest evicted during his season. Former White House staffer Anthony Scaramucci left first as part of the fake houseguest twist.

When Will A House Tour Be Released?

It’s “Big Brother” tradition for a tour of the house to be released shortly before the season premiere. “Celebrity Big Brother 2” premiered on January 21, 2019 and a house tour was released on YouTube on January 16.

“Celebrity Big Brother 3” premieres on February 2, 2022 so the house tour will likely be released in late January. The “Celebrity Big Brother 2” house was New York City-themed. There was a 5th Avenue-inspired bedroom and a train-station inspired bathroom.

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