Seven has revealed the iconique Housemates returning to compete alongside brand new Housemates in Big Brother: Back To The Future. And hold the fkn door because Australia’s own Romeo and Juliet are reuniting.
That’s right. Big Brother 2013 stars Tully Smyth and Anthony Drew are returning to the show in the same season.
In case you missed their season, the pair were a controversial couple on the show. Smyth was dating a woman outside of the show when she competed. But she fell for Drew inside the Big Brother house.
Smyth was voted off the show before Drew. But in a wild twist of producer shenanigans, was brought back into the house during a game where contestants had to stay frozen in place. She walked up to Drew and whispered “I’m single” in his ear.
They were one of the It couples on reality TV at the time. The Domenica Calarco and Jack Millar of the early 2010s, perhaps?
The pair were inseparable at the reunion but split a year after the season aired in 2013. Big Brother 2022 is the first time the two have been on-screen together since. So yeah, it’s a pretty big deal for the Big Bros in the chat.
Smyth and Drew are joined by six other legendary past-Housemates as well as five newbies.
The Big Brother royals returning include Smyth, Drew, Big Brother 2013 winner Tim Dormer, Farmer Dave Graham from 2003, 2004 winner Trevor Butler, 2012 runner-up Layla Subritzky and her co-star Estelle Landy as well as 2003 winner Reggie Bird.
“This may be a new game but I’m still the same old Reggie,” Bird said in the trailer for the new season.
They’ll be joined by five new contestants. They include superfan Johnson, entrepreneur Aleisha, intimacy coach Sam, ex-international model Josh and fitness king Joel.
The So Dramatic! podcast first revealed the season was in the works back in October. Host Megan Pustetto claimed Reggie, Tim and Tully had signed on for the season.
“It’s mainly new contestants with a scattering of some of the most iconic Big Brother Housemates mixed in,” Seven’s Director of Content Scheduling Brook Hall told TV Tonight in March.
“There’s a clever way that they’re all brought in…. they enter with a different point of view to the rest of them. That’s all I can say on that one.”
Have a peek at the full cast trailer for Big Brother: Back to the Future.
Stay tuned for a release date and more on our new Big Brother contestants.