Live feeds reveal Big Brother returnees

The four past cast members who have returned to Big Brother to play a different kind of game while coaching teams of new houseguests were confirmed on the live feeds last night, which either accidentally turned on or were intentionally leaked.

The returnees are Janelle Pierzina (seasons six and seven), Dan Gheesling (season 10′s winner), Britney Haynes (season 12), and Mike “Boogie” Malin (season 2 and season 7 winner–do you he’ll ask anyone to call him “Uncle Jerry”)?

And yes, those four are “the most epic players of all time,” according to to executive producer Allison Grodner.

Several feed watchers discovered the live feed broadcasts, which officially begin following the first live episode, and Big Brother Network has screencaps and a summary that may reveal some things about actual game play, so proceed at your own risk.

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