Former houseguests will participate in Big Brother 7 challenges this week

CBS has announced that, as part of Big Brother 7‘s summer of crazy twists and unbelievable turns, former houseguests will return and participate in the three challenges this week. Ooh.

Specifically, the as-yet-unknown houseguests will (mild spoilers ahead) “will be incorporated into the HOH competition” next Thursday, and it “will require this season’s All Stars to recall specific clues they have received from the former Houseguests throughout the week in order to be crowned this week’s HOH.” Others “will return to serve as judges during this week’s Food Competition on Sunday” and finally, “former Houseguests [will] also [be] playing a role in the all important Veto Competition on Tuesday.”

As a hint of what’s to come, the HouseGuests began seeing ghostly images of former HouseGuests in the windows and mirrors of the house” last night, JAM! Showbiz reports.

Tonight’s show will also feature Julie Chen introducing the coup d’etat twist.

“Big Brother: All-Stars” Treated to a Blast From the Past [CBS press release]

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