walk-out would lead to no trip home, no publicity; contestants took IQ tests.

walk-out would lead to no trip home, no publicity; contestants took IQ tests.
After Amy and Marcellas were nominated for eviction on Big Brother 3, both threatened to walk out of the house. But after talking with producers in the diary room, they returned, saying things like, “If you consider leaving, it is not a good idea. They own you,” as Jam! Showbiz reports from those who watch the live feeds online. Marcellas also said “the producers wouldn’t pay for their trip home and that he and Crews would not be part of any publicity surrounding the show if they left the game voluntarily.”
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