‘Big Brother’ Fans Want to Know if There Are Any Surprise Houseguests Back for Season 25

Here’s what you should know about the 25th season of the time-honored reality competition 'Big Brother,' from returning houseguests to live feeds.

Haylee Thorson - Author

Aug. 2 2023, Updated 10:39 a.m. ET

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CBS boasts an impressive array of long-standing reality competitions.

From Survivor to The Amazing Race, and of course the long-running reality show Big Brother, the network consistently produces quality content that keeps viewers returning year after year. And now, fans are curious about the monumental 25th season.

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Big Brother 25 debuts on Aug. 2, 2023, and fans are itching for information about the show’s anniversary installment. Here’s what you should know about BB25, from returning houseguests and live feeds, to the list of contestants.

Julie Chen Moonves, Host of the CBS series Big Brother
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Does ‘Big Brother 25’ have returning houseguests?

With the long-standing reality competition hitting a significant milestone in 2023, fans are curious if the 25th installment features returning houseguests.

Unfortunately, that is not the case for Big Brother 25. Per the CBS press release, the season consists of an all-new cast of contestants. However, that doesn’t mean viewers won’t see a few familiar faces during some competitions.

On June 6, 2023, Big Brother alum Janelle Pierzina tweeted a photo of herself with fellow fan favorites Kaysar Ridha and Taylor Hale, writing, “Good morning. My BB bestie and a queen. You guys will be so excited! Fun things ahead for #BB25.”

Could Janelle have been hinting at a potential all-star cameo for Big Brother 25? They were featured in the show's anniversary special, but they could show up to guest judge a competition or two.

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Does ‘Big Brother 25’ feature live feeds?

After Big Brother Canada eliminated live feeds from Season 11 of the reality competition, fans worried Big Brother 25 would follow suit in the United States.

Fortunately, those who enjoy the live aspect of the series are in luck. Per the CBS press release, Season 25 of the time-honored television contest continues to offer viewers access to live feeds.

Who is the cast of ‘Big Brother 25’?

Ahead of the season premiere, the cast of Big Brother 25 was released, featuring a few firsts for the series. There's Jag Bains, the first player who is also a Sikh. The cast also features the oldest Big Brother player to date at 63 years old and a Deaflympics gold medalist.

And those players are all newbies to the game.

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But don't be surprised if you're thrown a few curve balls for Season 25 of Big Brother. In fact, the CBS press release even hints at it.

According to the press release ahead of the premiere, “Expect the unexpected this summer with a season full of twists and turns and throwbacks to the last 24 seasons.”

Watch Big Brother 25 on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST and Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST on CBS.

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