The first potential contestants set for the new season of Big Brother All-Stars have been revealed.
The long-running CBS reality series would normally have started its new run by now but production has encountered significant delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the nature of the show's format, once the contestants have entered the house they are effectively in a form of quarantine in any case, so producers have decided to test contestants for coronavirus and force them to isolate for a period before they enter the house.
The new season will adopt an All-Stars format featuring former memorable contestants, and TMZ has named nine former contestants who are currently in LA preparing for the show:
- Josh Martinez (Season 19, winner)
- Daniele Donato (Season 8, runner-up)
- Paulie Calafiore (Season 18, eighth place)
- Nicole Franzel (Season 16, seventh place; Season 18, winner)
- Tyler Crispen (Season 20, runner-up)
- Janelle Pierzina (Season 6, third place; Season 7, third place; Season 14, 12th place)
- Ian Terry (Season 14, winner)
- Hayden Moss (Season 12, winner)
- Bayleigh Dayton (Season 20, 12th place)
CBS has yet to confirm a premiere date for the new season, although the timing of the quarantine suggests that it is likely to get underway some time early next month.