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'Big Brother All Stars' Contestants Cut From Show Due To Positive Coronavirus Tests

Julie Chen, host of Big Brother’s All Stars season debuting tonight, has revealed some information about the contestants.

Before heading into the Big Brother house, the contestants were quarantined and tested multiple times for the Coronavirus.

“I don’t even know all the confirmed 16 houseguests,” Julie said (via Us Weekly). “I know it’s eight women and eight men, all-stars that we all know from seasons past. … I said, ‘Don’t even tell me, I might slip [up].’ I mean, I know some of the names that are most likely going in, but I don’t want to know all the names until I’m done talking to you.”

She then revealed some of the potential contestants tested positive and could not compete.

“We flew in a bunch of people, more than 16,” she said. “And some people I thought were definitely going in the house, they tested positive for COVID-19 so they couldn’t go in. And I thought, ‘Well, expect the unexpected.’ … I’ll just find out when I need to find out.”

Find out how the contestants will be kept safe from Coronavirus during filming.

The 'Big Brother' Season Premiere Will Be Live for the First Time - See New Details!

Season 22 of Big Brother is premiering in just a few days and it will be an All-Stars season for the second time ever!

It was just revealed that the season premiere, which is airing on Wednesday (August 5), will be taped live for the first time. All of the new contestants are going to be revealed during the show.

“For the first time ever, we are having a two-hour all-live premiere, which means that everything is happening as it’s happening. And it’s going to be expect the unexpected and a roller coaster ride for everybody. But in order to do this, we certainly have made this an incredibly active jam-packed two hours that is going to keep these all-stars really busy. So there’s a lot going on. It’s completely different than a regular premiere,” executive producer Allison Grodner told EW.

She added, “You’re not going to see the players talking to us in the diary room. That’s not possible on a live opening night to edit that in. So there’ll be a lot of action and a lot of Julie guiding the conversation, but it’s bound to be really exciting. For us, we realized we could really take the chance to do this because it’s an all-stars cast and an all-stars cast that understands the process of Big Brother and just how things work. So we knew it’d be easier to do with a cast that’s been there before.”

Allison also revealed that there will be some changes this season due to the pandemic, but viewers at home hopefully won’t notice them.

See which fan favorite star has confirmed he will NOT be participating in the All-Stars season.

Julie Chen Moonves Will Return as Host for 'Big Brother 22'

Julie Chen Moonves is returning to host Big Brother.

The former The Talk co-host inked a deal to host Season 22 of the hit CBS series, which is due to air in Summer of 2020 according to Deadline on Thursday (September 5).

“I hear that any spillover to the former CBS News reporter from the controversy surrounding her spouse and former CBS overlord Leslie Moonves and his fall from power last year after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct emerged last fall has long since evaporated,” the report reads.

Season 21 of Big Brother is set to conclude with a finale on September 25. The show was renewed back in May.

It is not yet known if Celebrity Big Brother will also make a return.

READ MORE: Julie Chen Confronts Evicted ‘Big Brother’ Contestant Over Derogatory Comments

Julie Chen Confronts Evicted 'Big Brother' Contestant Over Derogatory Comments

The latest episode of Big Brother featured the evicted houseguest getting confronted by host Julie Chen for the derogatory comments he made inside the house.

Jack Matthews was sent to the jury house on Thursday (August 8) and he was put into the hot seat for things he has said.

Julie played clips of Jack referring to black contestant Kemi Fakunle as a “bitch” and “dogs–t.”

“I don’t think there was any personal vendetta behind saying that. My statements were playful in a group of people,” Jack responded. “I do apologize for what I said, and that’s very sincere. I think Kemi was, and is, a great person. This game, being in a 24-hour view of people, you say things. I wouldn’t say that I fully support the things that I said in the way that I said them. If I could take them back, I would.”

Another instance that was brought up involved Asian-American contestant Isabella Wang. When fellow contestant Tommy Bracco talked about Isabella‘s gameplay and said, “the proof is in the pudding,” Jack responded by saying, “rice pudding.”

Jack says he only said “rice pudding” as they were talking about rice pudding in the house before this conversation happened. “It had nothing to do with her ethnicity whatsoever,” he said. “I appreciate that I get to voice me saying that.”

Big Brother Season 21 House Theme Revealed!

Big Brother is coming back later in June, and the house theme has been revealed!

The show will debut with a two-night premiere event on June 25 and June 26 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Julie Chen Moonves returns to host.

“Nothing says summer quite like camping! And just like camp, this season will be full of adventure, fun and challenges and an unexpected twist that will rock the house, forcing the Houseguests to rethink how they play the game,” said execs Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan of the camping-themed house.

The season will be filled with “surprises and camp-themed competitions. Houseguests beware: with the return of Zingbot, marshmallows won’t be the only thing getting roasted this season.”

The contemporary A-frame-styled cabin lodge includes a 23-foot tall triangular window backlit by hundreds of LED units, illuminating a lush forest right outside the window.

The HOH room is described as the definition of “glamping”: “from the Moroccan-styled lanterns to the rich oriental carpets piled on top of one another, the luxurious amenities are apparent. Adorned with a true canvas tent built inside the room and topped off with a hand-carved Mexican headboard and contemporary furniture, this HOH bedroom proves camping doesn’t have to be about roughing it.”

See the sneak peek at the Big Brother house inside…

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Carrie Ann Inaba to Replace Julie Chen on 'The Talk'!

Julie Chen‘s chair is being filled by someone new on The Talk.

The seat is being taken over by Carrie Ann Inaba, Variety reported on Thursday (December 6).

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The Dancing With The Stars judge has reportedly closed the deal, and will come aboard in January. CBS has not yet commented on the reported new hire.

Carrie Ann has been one of the many guest hosts who have filled the position since Julie left the show in September following the sexual assault allegations against her husband, former CBS CEO Leslie Moonves.

The current panel consists of Eve, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.

Julie Chen Moonves Is Officially Returning to Host 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Julie Chen Moonves is back for more Big Brother.

The 48-year-old news anchor and TV personality, who has hosted the show since its first season in 2000, will return to host the second season of Celebrity Big Brother, CBS confirmed on Tuesday (November 27) in a press release.

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Julie‘s continued participation in the long-running series was unknown ever since the sexual harassment allegations made against her husband, former CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, came to light earlier in the year. She did, however, leave her position at The Talk.

Julie made headlines by reaffirming her commitment to husband by signing off with her full married name, Julie Chen Moonves, on episodes of Big Brother in September.

Season 2 of Celebrity Big Brother premieres on January 21.