It’s been three years since celebrities inhabited the Big Brother house, but they’re back this year, to compete with the Olympics, on Celebrity Big Brother season 3, or Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, or whatever we’re calling it now.
The 11 new CBBUS3 houseguests were revealed during the first commercial break of The Amazing Race 33’s fifth episode, and once again, features only “celebrities” who’ve had previous reality TV experience—and most of them are more famous for their reality television shows than their other work.
CBS described them as “an Olympic medalist, a two-time NBA champion, a former boy-band heartthrob, an ‘80s TV icon, an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, two Housewives and a UFC champion, among others.” Yes, other reality TV stars.
Earlier, though, a video featuring Julie Chen giving clues to the cast members’ identities was released on social media.
Last week, a cast list posted to Twitter by a new, anonymous account got Big Brother Twitter in a mild frenzy, but turned out to be mostly wrong, getting just two names correct—and also getting the number of cast members wrong.
By the way, the image above is this season’s logo, which to me looked like an advertisement for Fargo, because on first glance the red carpet appears to be blood-stained snow. Maybe that’s the season’s theme?
The season premieres next week and has various air dates over three weeks.
Celebrity Big Brother 3’s houseguests
There are 11 houseguests who will not be facing any snow outside Big Brother’s soundstage house, which is located in the Los Angeles area.
As before, it’s a collection of celebrities we’ve previously seen on reality TV stars. Here they are, in the order they were shown on the promo:
- Shanna Moakler, a model and actor who appeared in MTV’s Meet the Barkers and was later in VH1’s Hollywood Exes
- Cynthia Bailey, a cast member on The Real Housewives of Atlanta
- Carson Kressley, a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race and one of the original Queer Eye Fab Five
- Todrick Hall, who started his TV career as an American Idol contestant and went on to be a guest judge, judge, and choreographer on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and most recently was on The Masked Singer
- Teddi Mellencamp, who was on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for three seasons
- Lamar Odom, a basketball player who was married to Khloé Kardashian and starred with her on Khloe and Lamar, in addition to appearing on Keeping Up with the Kardashians
- Todd Bridges, the Diff’rent Strokes actor who competed on Skating with the Celebrities, Celebrity Boxing, Fear Factor, and other shows
- Mirai Nagasu, an Olympian and figure skater who competed on Dancing with the Stars season 26
- Miesha Tate, a UFC fighter who coached a team on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate
- Chris Kattan, the SNL actor who competed on Dancing with the Stars season 24
- Chris Kirkpatrick, the NSYNC singer who starred in the VH1 show Mission Man Band and competed on Gone Country season 2