CBS says Chima was removed from BB11 for breaking rules; new HOH competition held

Although several houseguests said on the live feeds that Chima Simone quit the game, CBS said today that she was removed from Big Brother 11 for violating their rules.

CBS released a statement Saturday that said:

“Chima has been evicted by the producers from the Big Brother house for violating the rules. She will not be part of the show’s jury. Her eviction will be addressed on an upcoming broadcast of the show.”

For some reason, her eviction led to a new HOH competition, apparently because Chima was nominated and then evicted. I cannot think of a single reason why removing Michele as HOH is fair, even though one of her nominees left the game. On top of that, Michele wasn’t allowed to play the second game today, even though Chima got to play back-to-back HOH competitions.

In any case, Michele is no longer HOH; instead, (highlight to read) Jordan is the new HOH, and the other houseguests won prizes and punishments, so it seems like producers just used the next competition as the new HOH competition. And and the producers and viewers get more drama, since the new HOH competition caused Lydia to flip out (more than usual).

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