Big Brother 10 is the tenth season of the American reality television
series Big Brother. The show premiered July 13, 2008 on the CBS television
network, airing three times a week; Sundays at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), Tuesdays at
9 p.m. (ET/PT), and Thursdays at 8 p.m (live ET/delayed PT). Julie Chen
returned as host, and Allison Grodner, Rich Meehan and Scott Einziger were
the executive producers. The show was produced by Endemol USA and Allison
Grodner Productions. The finale was Tuesday, September 16, 2008.
This was the second edition of the show to air in the same year.
Originally, only one summer edition was due to air, but the 2007–2008
Writers Guild of America strike prompted CBS to air an additional season,
Big Brother 9, from February to April during the regular television season
and Big Brother 10 for the summer of 2008.
Big Brother 10 was noted as a "back to basics" season by both
CBS and the production team. As part of the back to basics format, live
audiences returned for the Thursday eviction shows (something not featured
since season 1), there were thirteen HouseGuests, and they were once again
complete strangers (after several seasons of having some HouseGuests
already know each other).
Big Brother 10 lasted just 71 days, nearly a week and a half shorter
than most seasons, making this the shortest season of the American series
of Big Brother.
Viewers (from Canada and United States) have control over a player.
From July 29 to August 7, Dan, after accepting the offer by America to
become their designated player, was asked to complete various tasks that
America specifies (via text messaging or voting on CBS.com) for a chance
to win $20,000 at the end of the week. Viewers were able to vote on tasks
from the end of an episode until midnight Pacific Time. Once Dan received
the tasks, he made meaningful efforts to complete the tasks in any way he
Broadcasts and Interactivity
On April 14, 2008 CBS announced Big Brother 10 would return on July 13,
2008, with episodes airing on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During the
season finale of Big Brother: After Dark on April 27, 2008 it was
confirmed that the companion show would return for Big Brother 10. House
Calls: The Big Brother Talk Show will also return for Big Brother 10. CBS
and AirPlay announced on July 9, 2008 the launch of the first interactive
Big Brother game called "Big Brother Live TV Challenge". The
game will allow fans to compete against other fans in various live
Internet and text messaging challenges tied to knowledge of past episodes
and predictions of future events on the show and will begin on the
premiere night. CBSMobile.com will continue to provide mobile wallpapers,
breaking news text alerts and other features to subscribers. Starting July
31, Big Brother 10 moved from Wednesdays to Thursdays at 8 p.m (live
Angie Swindell (born July 2, 1979) is a recent divorcee. She
became close to Brian and Steven in the house, but didn't support either
of them in their evictions. This upset Keesha who nominated Angie along
with Jessie in Week 3. Angie was evicted on Day 24 by a 8-0 vote.
April Dowling (born March 24, 1978), from Higley, Arizona, is currently
working as a financial manager at a car dealership. In September she will
be a part of the Phoenix Scorch team of the Lingerie Football League. She
graduated from Doane College in Crete, NE with a Bachelor's Degree in
Sports and Fitness Management. She is a practicing Roman Catholic and is
of Irish descent.
She and Keesha constantly bickered. April developed a romantic and
sexual relationship with Ollie. She was the fourth HoH for the season and
nominated Memphis and Jessie. She was nominated with Jerry by Renny in
Week 6, and was evicted on Day 45 by a vote of 4-1. Ollie was the only
houseguest who did not vote to evict April. She became the second jury
Brian Hart (born August 21, 1980) works in the telecommunications
industry but is also involved in several entrepreneurial ventures. He's
from San Francisco, California. He served in the U.S. Air Force for six
years as an F-16 crew chief and was honorably discharged and received an
associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force. On Day 7,
Brian was put on the block after Jessie used the Power of Veto and took
himself off the block. He became the first HouseGuest evicted from the
house on Day 9 with a 9-1 vote. Brian also hosted a food competition later
in the season.
Brian was given the opportunity to join Big Brother 11 in the first
head of household competition. His clique, the Brains, were the first
group to be eliminated, so he did not return.
Dan Gheesling (born September 1, 1983) is a Catholic high school
teacher from Dearborn, MI. Dan teaches biology, physical education, and
health at Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory School and is the assistant
coach of the school's football team. He was good friends with Brian before
he was evicted. He was nominated with Steven by Jessie in Week 2 and
survived the eviction. He was voted America's Player (for Week Four only).
He took the offer. His tasks were to get Jessie nominated, hug Jessie for
ten seconds, and vote for Jessie in the eviction ceremony. He succeeded in
all three. Dan has also been the victim of constant attacks from Jerry.
with Jerry repeatedly referring to Dan as a Judas and accusing him of
"hiding behind his cross". Jerry even stated at the veto meeting
that he wanted Dan on the block because he believed he is a
"Judas", to which Dan simply replied, "I understand."
Jerry didn't use the veto that week. In Week 6 Dan won the PoV but chose
not to use it. Dan also won HoH for week 7. After turning on a deal made
with Ollie, Dan nominated Michelle as a replacement when Memphis saved
himself. This was followed by Ollie thrashing items in the house and
directing homophobic slurs toward Dan and Memphis. Dan also won the POV
during the live double eviction episode, choosing not to use it. When
Jerry subsequently became HoH, Dan was nominated alongside Keesha. In Week
9, Dan won head of Household, making him the 3rd person to win HoH twice.
He also won the Luxury competition in the same week and could take another
HouseGuest or a Jury member with him; Dan chose to take Michelle.
Afterwards, Dan won the final Head of Household, becoming the first person
in season 10 to win the position three times. He chose to take Memphis to
the finale. At the finale, Dan won Big Brother 10. He's the first to win
by a unanimous vote.
Jerry MacDonald (born March 13, 1933) worked for 38 years in a
sales/marketing environment and retired as a general manager. He spent
four years in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged
in 1954. He's been married for 54 years and takes care of his wife who was
recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. He lives in Magnolia, Texas.
At 75 years old, he is the oldest male HouseGuest in Big Brother history
and the oldest HouseGuest in American Big Brother history. Jerry was voted
Head of Household for Week 1. He nominated Jessie and Renny but when
Jessie was taken off the block he put Brian up. He was involved in a
conflict with Memphis, caused in part by Jerry calling him a womanizer.
Jerry has also attacked Dan, notably referring to him as a
"Judas", and in fact telling him that at a veto meeting. He has
also accused Dan of "hiding behind his cross". He also said for
Dan to "burn in hell." He was won the PoV two weeks in a row,
Week 4 and Week 5 and both times he chose not to use it. In Week 6 he was
nominated with April by Renny. In Week 7 he was nominated with Memphis by
Dan. In that same week he won a phone call from home, and again was
nominated with Ollie by Keesha. Then in week 8 he won HoH, being the
second person this season to win HoH twice. He was evicted by Dan on day
66, becoming the seventh and final jury member. On Day 71, it was
announced that Jerry had come second in the poll to find America's
Favourite Juror behind Keesha.
Jessie Godderz (born April 23, 1986) is a professional bodybuilder with
the World Natural Body Building Federation from Huntington Beach,
California. He graduated from high school in Iowa. His goal is to be an
inspirational figure to people who want to lose weight, get fit or pursue
a drug-free, bodybuilding life style. When he was 19, he worked as a Train
Conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad. In Week 1, Jerry nominated he
and Renny; then he won the Veto and took himself off the block. He was the
HoH for Week 2 and nominated Steven and Dan. He was nominated with Angie
by Keesha in Week 3 and survived the eviction. He was nominated yet again
with Memphis by April, and was evicted by a 4-3 vote.
Jessie also made appearances on the MTV dating shows Next and Exposed;
both appearances were not successful. On Day 60, he made an appearance in
the house as part of a luxury competition, dressed as a gorilla.
Jessie was given the opportunity to join the Big Brother 11 houseguests
at the first head of household competition. His clique, the athletes, won
the competition, so Jessie became the 13th houseguest of Big Brother 11.
He was then evicted on Day 40 by a vote of 3-2 and became first member of
Keesha Smith (born August 1, 1978) is a waitress at Hooters from
Burbank, California. Keesha is a member of PETA and doesn't eat red meat.
Early in the game, Keesha found herself aligned with Libra and April,
despite both her and April verbally expressing their dislike of each
other. The two women had a huge argument on Day 8. Keesha won her first
HoH competition in Week 3 following the departure of Steven, with whom she
had grown very close. She nominated those who she felt responsible for his
eviction - Angie and Jessie. Keesha then won the Power of Veto but did not
use it. In Week 4, Keesha aligned herself with Dan, Memphis and Renny, as
well as her previous ally Libra, and was pivotal in the move to evict
Jessie instead of Memphis. However, this resulted in her being nominated
along with Libra by Michelle in Week 5, though Libra was evicted in a 6-0
vote. Keesha won her second HoH in Week 7 nominating Jerry and Ollie,
making her the first houseguest of season 10 to hold the role twice. The
next week, Keesha was nominated by Jerry, but was saved 2-0 against her
best friend in the house Renny. The following week, Memphis won the PoV
making Keesha the only remaining potential nominee. Despite the pair being
close throughout the game, Memphis chose to evict Keesha over Jerry on Day
64 claiming that it would be easier for him to get to the finals with
Jerry in the final 3. Keesha became the 6th member of the jury of seven.
On Finale Night, it was revealed that the public had voted for Keesha to
win $25,000 having received the most votes in a poll to find America's
Favourite Juror. Keesha voted for Dan to win Big Brother 10 over
Libra Thompson (born August 6, 1976) is a human resources
representative. She describes herself as an "Obama supporter living
in Bush country." She attended Rice University and has a bachelor's
degree in political science and economics. She has been married for seven
years and has three children: a 4-year old girl and 4-month old twins; one
twin is dark-skinned and the other is light-skinned, a medical rarity. In
the house, Libra became known for her volatile temper, and her strong
strategic play which saw her pivotal in the evictions of the first four
houseguests. This gameplay however came back to haunt her when she was
nominated with Keesha by Michelle in Week 5, and was then evicted by a 6-0
vote on day 38. Libra became the first member of the jury, and voted for
Dan to win Big Brother 10.
Robert "Memphis" Garrett (born December 6, 1982) is a
bartender (or, as he preferred, "mixologist") from Los Angeles,
California. Memphis attended Florida State University and earned an
associate's degree in event management. In the first food competition
Memphis won a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro as a bonus. Memphis was nominated Week
4 and narrowly escaped the eviction, by Keesha getting half the house to
turn on Jessie. Memphis was once again nominated on Week 7 along with
Jerry by his fellow ally, Dan. In Week 7 Memphis won The Power Of Veto and
used it to take himself off the block. He won POV on week 8 and chose to
take off Dan. He's the second person this season to win POV on back to
back weeks. He also won POV on week 9, having the only vote, he chose to
evict his good friend in the house, Keesha. At the finale, in a 7-0 vote
Memphis became the Runner-Up of Big Brother 10 and won the $50,000. After
leaving the house, Memphis was told that Big Brother couldn't give him the
car because they didn't own it and someone else held the title so the car
was returned almost immediately to the owner so Memphis received an
undisclosed amount of money instead.
Michelle Costa (born December 29, 1979) is a realtor from Cumberland,
Rhode Island. She is of Portuguese descent. She graduated from Cumberland
High School and studied real estate with RE/MAX. She held the PoV in Week
2 and didn't use it. She won the HoH competition for Week 5 and nominated
Keesha and Libra. In week 7 she replaced Memphis on the block after he
used the Power of Veto on himself. On Day 52, Michelle was evicted by a
3-1 vote and became the third member of the jury. In Week 9, Michelle was
given the opportunity to go on a private beach vacation for a day with
Dan, who had won the trip and chose to take her.
Bryan Ollie (born October 22, 1980) is a marketing sales representative
from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ollie is the son of a Pentecostal preacher.
He attended Iowa State University where he was a cornerback for the
football team and earned a bachelor's degree in art. Ollie also developed
a romantic and sexual relationship with fellow house guest April. After
being on the losing end of a deal with Dan, Ollie trashed some parts of
the house and used homophobic slurs as well as threats of physical
violence against the HouseGuests, specifically Dan and Memphis, even
telling Memphis, "Suck my dick, you little faggot!" The outburst
received negative media attention by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against
Defamation. On Day 52, Ollie was evicted by a unanimous vote of 3-0 after
Michelle in a special live double eviction episode, becoming the fourth
Lorenza "Renny" Martyn, (born July 29, 1954) is a hairdresser
from New Orleans, Louisiana. She studied at the University of New Orleans
as well as the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London, the Jingles International
Hair Academy in New York City and the John Paul Mitchell Systems Institute
in Costa Mesa, California. She made a bad first impression on her fellow
HouseGuests who found her annoying, and she was nominated by Jerry, but
ultimately survived the eviction and her popularity with most the others
grew. She was the HoH for Week 6 and nominated April and Jerry. She was
nominated for a second time on week 8 and subsequently evicted by a vote
of 2-0 on day 59, becoming the fifth jury member. She formed close bonds
with Dan and particularly Keesha, who became her closest ally in the game.
However, they were nominated alongside each other when Jerry became HoH in
Week 8, and Renny was evicted as a result.
Steven Daigle (born May 24, 1973) is a geographic consultant and rodeo
competitor. He has attended the Sam Houston State University in
Huntsville, Texas as well as the University of North Texas in Denton. He
earned a bachelor's degree in general agriculture/marketing. Steven is
openly gay. Steven is a champion bull rider in the gay rodeo circuit. In
the house, Steven became close to Angie, Keesha, Dan and Brian. Steven was
evicted on Day 16 by a 9-0 vote. Steven recently agreed to star in Steven
Daigle XXXposed, a gay porn film directed by Chi Chi LaRue under the
director's Channel 1 Releasing studio. It was released on February 20,
- On Day 1, Jerry became the first Head of Household after
four of his fellow HouseGuests voted him for the position
based on first impressions prior to entering the House. Renny
accumulated the second highest amount of votes with three
HouseGuests voting for her.
- On Day 2, Jessie and Renny were nominated for eviction.
- On Day 7, Jessie used the Power of Veto to save himself from
eviction; Jerry replaced him with Brian.
- Food: "Buggin Out"; On Day 1, the
HouseGuests competed in the first competition. Jessie, Renny,
Michelle, Angie, Dan, Steven, and Memphis won food for the
week. Memphis also won a mint condition 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
as a bonus prize.
- PoV: "Sweet Dreams, Honey"; Players go
outside to find a giant bed covered in different colored
pillows, and a pool of honey. Players must tear open the
pillows that match the color of their sleeping wear to find
teddy bears. Then, must dive through the honey and deposit
their teddy bears in jars. The first player to find all five
bears and put them in their jars won the Power of Veto. With a
close race between Jessie and Michelle, Jessie won the first
Power of Veto.
- Angie, April, Brian, Dan, Jerry, Jessie, Keesha, Libra,
Memphis, Michelle, Ollie, Renny, and Steven entered the House
on Day 1.
- On Day 9, Brian was evicted in a vote of 9-1. Dan was the
only person who voted to keep Brian in the house.
- On Day 9, Jessie became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 10, Dan and Steven were nominated for eviction.
- On Day 11, Michelle won the Power of Veto and chose not to
use it on Day 13.
- On Day 15, the HouseGuests appeared via satellite on The
Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on which Julie Chen
was the guest.
- HoH: "Majority Rules"; The questions were
about which of two HouseGuests would be most likely to adhere
to certain situations. The object was not to base the answer
on personal opinions, but how they thought the majority would
answer. The minority of voters were eliminated each round. If
there was a tie, no one would be eliminated. Libra, Steven,
Jessie, and Ollie expired all eight questions. In the
tiebreaker, Jessie came closest to the correct number without
- Food: "Stop Your Wining!"; HouseGuests go
outside to find two elevated barrels and empty wine bottles
for each team. Teams must fill the bottles up with wine that
dripped from holes in the bottom of the barrels. Two players
from the other team were in the barrels trying to plug the
holes with corks provided by another player. After 5 minutes,
team Chard-o-nay nay, consisting of Angie, Dan, Jessie,
Michelle, Ollie and Steven, won food for the week, while the
Pinot-wah-wah's, consisting of Jerry, Renny, Keesha, Libra,
Memphis, and April, were put on slop.
- PoV: "License to Veto"; players were shown
common Big Brother phrases displayed on vanity license plates.
When a player buzzed in, they had to declare the names of
states that made up the phrase in order to earn points. After
a bout between Keesha and Michelle, Michelle won the Veto
after Keesha incorrectly identified the states on the final
- On Day 16, Steven was evicted by a unanimous 9-0 vote.
- On Day 16, Keesha became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 17, Angie and Jessie were nominated for eviction.
- On Day 18, Keesha won the Power of Veto. She chose not to
use it on Day 20.
- On Day 19, a banner flew over the Big Brother house, putting
the house into a lockdown. Michelle, Angie, Memphis and Jessie
were able to see the banner, but none of them could see what
it said. Jessie decided to tell the rest of the HouseGuests
that the banner said, "Libra is a liar. Love,
Steven." To this day, the contents of the banner are
unknown to the HouseGuests and the viewers, but Julie Chen did
let the audience know that the banner had nothing to do with
the program, without specifying its message. The banner
stirred up arguments between the HouseGuests, which culminated
with Jerry making a non-sequitur regarding Memphis being a
"womanizer", which visibly enraged Memphis.
- On Day 22, the House was hit by a magnitude 5.4 earthquake.
No damage was done and the HouseGuests were safe. Many
HouseGuests remained convinced the earthquake was staged by
- On Day 22, public voting opened for which HouseGuest America
would like to see become the next America's Player. If the
HouseGuest with the most public votes accepted the task and
became America's Player, the viewing public would control this
HouseGuest's moves during Week 4.
- On Day 23, the HouseGuests appeared again via satellite on The
Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on which Julie Chen
was the guest.
- HoH: "Alien Abduction"; For the past few
days, holographic aliens appeared in the mirrors. Then various
items were "stolen" from the house by the aliens.
The questions regarded the items that had been taken. The
players had to guess which room the object was from, the
kitchen, spa room, living room, bathroom, or if the item was
not stolen or was never in the house in the first place,
"not missing". The houseguests would face off two at
a time. The first to buzz in would answer. If they were right,
they won the match and the opponent was out. But if they were
wrong, they were out and the opponent won. The winner of each
match had to pick the next two to face off. When Libra and
Keesha were in the last match, Libra rang in and got it wrong,
leaving Keesha as the winner.
- Food: "BB Valley High Sock Hop"; The
HouseGuests go outside to find two giant records on platforms
split by a wall. The men and women are split up. On each
platform is a laundry basket full of different kinds of socks.
Each side must match the socks by voice and then hang them on
the same numbered record hanging on the wall. If the socks
match, they win the food item for the week. After the allotted
time, the HouseGuests win: avocados, apples/bananas, beef,
beer, chicken, cookies/brownies, deli meats, juices, pig's
feet, raisins and squash/broccoli for the week.
- PoV: "The Garden of Veto"; players must
"plant" themselves in a life size flower box. Then
must remain covered in dirt and have a steady stream of water
hit their forehead. The goal is to stay in the box for exactly
an hour or less, anyone staying longer is disqualified. The
player who got closest to the one-hour mark without going over
won the Power of Veto. With a time of 21 minutes, Keesha was
the only one not to go over an hour and won the Power of Veto.
- On Day 24, Angie was evicted by an 8-0 vote.
- On Day 24, Dan accepted the offer to become America's Player
for the chance at $20,000. The public will control Dan's
actions during Week 4.
- On Day 24, April became the new Head of Household.
- There was no food competition this week because of the
endurance HoH competition.
- On Day 25, April nominated Jessie and Memphis for eviction.
- On Day 25, the HouseGuests celebrated Keesha's 30th
birthday. After picking players for the Power of Veto
competition, April's comments about Libra's gameplay (or
perceived lack thereof) hurt Libra's feelings, which led to
Keesha and Libra discussing April's comments downstairs.
Jessie overhears all of the comments and tells April
everything. This leads to a series of confrontations between
various members of the house, culminating in the house coming
together to sing "the most forlorn version of 'Happy
- On Day 26, Jerry won the Power of Veto during a midnight
- On Day 28, Jerry chose not to use the Power of Veto.
- HoH: "Livin' on the Edge"; The contestants
had to stand on a narrow ledge on a simulated building that
shakes. April won after 2 hours 48 minutes.
- PoV: "Slap Shot"; contestants took part in
a hockey goal shooting competition. At the end of each round,
the least accurate shooter was eliminated and received a
consolation prize. The last player standing got their pick of
the prizes. Libra won a trip to Hawaii, Jerry won the Power of
Veto, Jessie won letters from home, Memphis won a slop pass
and the right to put another player on slop and he chose
Jerry, April won $10,000, and Michelle won the infamous red
- On Day 31, Jessie was evicted by a 4-3 vote.
- On Day 31, Dan completed his week as America's Player.
- On Day 31, Michelle became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 31, a verbal war among most HouseGuests erupted in
the house and lasted for hours. It started with a
misunderstanding between Michelle and Renny, and deteriorated
from there when Michelle told Libra and Keesha "not to
hide" from her. Libra then let it be known that she found
it humorous that April is now "best friends" with
Michelle, which in turn leads to a screaming match between
April and Libra, with April calling Libra a "bitch"
and stated that Libra "swore on her children" not to
evict Jessie, which Libra strongly denied. Also during the
fight, Jerry yelled at Libra that she was going "out the
door", and that she was a "dummy." This set
Libra off, as she graduated cum laude from Rice
University. The fight ended with Roman Catholic April
commenting that Dan is a "disgrace to her religion";
Michelle and Jerry agreed and suggested that he would
"burn in hell" for evicting Jessie, which Memphis
and Libra thought was too excessive. Dan hid from the conflict
the entire time in another room.
- On Day 32, Keesha and Libra were nominated for eviction.
- On Day 33, Jerry won the Power of Veto and chose not to use
it on Day 35.
- HoH: "Rude Awakening"; The night before the
eviction, loud and annoying wake-up calls sent in by viewers
were played on the intercom while the houseguests were trying
to sleep. The contestants were asked a series of true-or-false
questions about the wake-up calls. One was eliminated if they
answered incorrectly, unless everyone got a question wrong.
Michelle was the last standing and won HoH.
- Food: "In the News"; HouseGuests faced off
against nine of the most memorable HouseGuests from past
seasons, which were Chicken George from Season 1 & 7, Mike
Boogie from Season 2 & 7, Bunky from Season 2, Amy from
Season 3, Jun from Season 4, Jase from Season 5 & 7,
Janelle from Season 6 & 7, Jen from Season 8, and Matt
from Season 9. This competition was hosted by Brian, the first
evictee of this season. Each HouseGuest was given a piece of
news and had to figure out whether it was real or fake. The
ex-HouseGuests had to try and convince the HouseGuests that
the news was either real or fake. If the HouseGuests got the
answer wrong than the ex-houseguest that they faced off
against would win $1,000. If they got the answer right than
the houseguest would win food for a particular day of the week
or a special prize. Keesha and Renny won food for Tuesday and
Sunday. Michelle won a feast for the HouseGuests.
- PoV: "Cry Me a Veto"; contestants had to
cut or dice onions and put them through a slot in a box. The
winner was the contestant with the heaviest box in the end.
Contestants could choose to put their diced onions in a second
box that would go towards a mystery prize rather than the
veto. In the end, Jerry had the heaviest box at 36.3 pounds.
April and Memphis won the mystery prizes after having the
heaviest mystery prize boxes. April won five designer outfits
picked out by a professional stylist, while Memphis won the
privilege of wearing an onion necklace for 24 hours.
- On Day 38 Libra was evicted by a 6-0 vote. Libra becomes the
first member of the Jury who will decide the winner of the
- On Day 38, Renny became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 39, Ollie and Jerry were placed on slop (Memphis used
a slop pass he had won earlier) and America had a choice to
give them one other food. America chose to give them giant
- On Day 39, Renny nominated April and Jerry for eviction.
- On Day 39, Dan won the Power of Veto and chose not to use it
- On Day 40, the dining room table was replaced with a smaller
- HoH: "Diary Room Confessionals"; The
HouseGuests listened to comments made by the first four
evictees (Brian, Steven, Angie, and Jessie) in the diary room.
The first one to buzz in had to say which one they thought
said the quote. If one was correct, they eliminated someone
else from the competition. But if one was wrong, they were
eliminated. When Keesha and Renny were the last two standing
Renny got the last question correct.
- Food: "Big Brother Rock, Paper, Scissors";
In this version, slop "drowned" pig ears, pig ears
"silenced" crickets, and crickets "hopped"
slop. The teams took on each other one-on-one and filled out
on a board with their food pick. The person who won the rock,
paper, scissors part with their choice then had to eat what
they wrote down. If they were successful, their team got a
point. The first team to earn four points had food for the
week, while the losing team got stuck on slop and lollipops.
Lollipops were a part of America's Choice.
- PoV: "Haunted Yard" The HouseGuests examine
the haunted items in the yard for 5 minutes. They are then
asked to estimate the amount of the examined items on a bigger
scale. First houseguest to get three points will win the PoV.
HouseGuests can choose to fold or save, if they fold, they
cannot get a point, however they stay in the game. If the
HouseGuests save and have the number furthest away from the
correct answer they are eliminated. The HouseGuest with an
answer closest to the correct answer will receive a point. Dan
and Jerry both had two points but Dan was the closest to the
last question and won the Power of Veto.
- On Day 45, April was evicted by a vote of 4-1 becoming the
second member of the Jury, joining Libra.
- On Day 45, Dan became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 46, Jerry and Memphis were nominated for eviction.
- On Day 47, Memphis won the Power of Veto. He chose to use it
on himself on Day 49; Dan replaced him with Michelle.
- On Day 49, Ollie, who had been lied to by Dan, expressed his
anger by breaking various objects around the house and telling
Memphis to "suck my dick, you little faggot!" The
outburst received negative media attention from the Gay &
Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Despite the minor house
damage and outbursts, Ollie was counseled by Big Brother and
not ejected from the game.
- On Day 52, Keesha became the new Head of Household, as part
of the Fast Forward Eviction.
- On Day 52, Jerry and Ollie were nominated for eviction as
part of the Fast Forward Eviction.
- On Day 52, Dan won the Power of Veto and opted not to use it
on either Jerry or Ollie.
- HoH: "King of the Jungle"; The HouseGuests
were suspended on rope swings above the backyard. The last
person sitting on their swing became the new HoH. To make it
more interesting, the HouseGuests had "rain" pouring
on them, and every now and then, the rope swings would move
back and forth. Dan won after Ollie dropped at the three hour
and forty-eight minute mark.
- PoV: "One Giant Leap"; The HouseGuests wore
Astronaut suits and were suspended from a cable in the
backyard. HouseGuests had to go from one side of the yard to
the other and collect puzzle pieces one at a time to complete
the puzzle. The game was played in three heats. Keesha won
heat one, Memphis won heat two, and Memphis won the third and
final heat for the Power of Veto.
- HoH: "Big Brother Headlines"; HouseGuests
had to choose which HouseGuest was chosen by online voters to
be most likely to be the subject of an imaginary news
headline. The HouseGuest with the most correct answers would
be the new Head of Household. Keesha won after beating Jerry
in a double tiebreaker.
- PoV: "Veto in a Haystack"; The HouseGuests
had to run to the other side of the yard and search through a
large haystack for two veto medallions, bringing them back to
their post one at a time. The HouseGuest that found two veto
medallions fastest won Power of Veto. The competition was won
- On Day 52, Michelle was evicted by a 3-1 vote, becoming the
third member of the jury along with Libra and April. In a
special live "Double Eviction", Ollie was evicted by
a 3-0 vote, joining Libra, April, and Michelle as the fourth
member of the Jury of Seven.
- On Day 52, Jerry became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 53, Jerry nominated Dan and Keesha for eviction.
- On Day 54, Memphis won the Power of Veto and opted to use it
Day 56 on Dan. Jerry replaced him with Renny, the only
available option for a replacement nominee.
- HoH: "Days Go By"; The HouseGuests were
taken outside, where four large skee-ball machines awaited
them. There were 52 spaces at the end of the alley,
representing the number of days they were in the house. They
would be asked a question about what day a certain event
happened. They would roll the skee-ball to the day they
thought that event occurred. The day would be revealed, and
for every day off they were from the actual day, they would
receive one penalty point. The player with the least penalty
points would win HoH. While Dan lead in the scores through
most of the game, Jerry came back to beat Dan by four points
and became the new Head of Household.
- PoV: "Rock a Bye Veto"; The HouseGuests
were secluded from each other, and one by one, they would
enter the backyard, which was transformed into a nursery.
There were six pictures of "babies" that were
created by fusing the faces of two HouseGuests. They then
would have to figure out which two HouseGuests formed the
picture. The player who did this the fastest would win the
Veto. The veto was won by Memphis.
- On Day 59, Renny was evicted by a 2-0 vote from the house,
becoming the fifth member of the Jury of Seven, along with
Libra, April, Michelle, and Ollie.
- On Day 59, Dan became the new Head of Household.
- On Day 60, Memphis won the Power of Veto. He chose to use it
on himself on Day 64, automatically nominating Keesha as the
only possible replacement.
- On Day 64, Dan won Part 1 of the final HoH competition. He
advanced to Part 3.
- On Day 65, Memphis won Part 2 of the final HoH competition.
He advanced to Part 3 with Dan.
- On Day 66, Dan became the final Head of Household, winning
the power to evict either Memphis or Jerry.
- HoH: "Freeze Frame"; The HouseGuests were
shown images from previous competitions played in the season.
They were then given statements based on the images shown
earlier. They would then decide whether the statement was true
or false. The HouseGuest with the most correct answers after 7
questions would be the new Head of Household. Dan had the most
correct answers and became the new Head of Household.
- PoV: "Stairway to Veto"; The HouseGuests
were each given a staircase with clues pertaining to a
particular evicted HouseGuest written on each step. They would
then decide which HouseGuest the clues described, and if
correct, would move onto the next step and continue. The first
HouseGuest to reach the top of the staircase and hit their
button, won Power of Veto. The competition was won by Memphis.
- HoH Pt 1: "On a Wing and a Prayer";
HouseGuests balanced themselves on the wings of small
biplanes. Each HouseGuest's biplane tilted and was moved up
into the air and back down several times. The HouseGuest who
kept their balance the longest won Part 1 of the final HoH
competition. Jerry was the first to be eliminated, followed by
Memphis, leaving Dan as the winner of Part 1.
- HoH Pt 2: "Memphis Vs. Jerry"; Memphis and
Jerry competed in the second part of the final HoH
competition. One at a time, each HouseGuest would go through
ten rounds; in each round, they would knock down cut-outs of
all the HouseGuests. In each round, they would knock over most
of the cut outs, and would leave only the HoH and the final
nominees from the week corresponding to the round number
standing. The HouseGuest to finish in the fastest time was the
winner. Memphis won Part 2, completing the competition nearly
45 minutes faster than Jerry.
- HoH Pt. 3: "Jury Statements"; Dan and
Memphis were asked to finish a statement from each of the six
jury members by answering with A or B. Dan was the winner of
the final HoH competition.
- On Day 64, Keesha was evicted, joining Libra, April,
Michelle, Ollie, and Renny as the penultimate member of the
- On Day 66, Jerry was evicted, becoming the seventh and final
member of the jury.
- On Day 67, Memphis and Dan attended a three-hour session in
which the jury members, connected via satellite from the jury
house, asked the pair questions about the game and why the
jury members should give either of them their respective
- On Day 71, The jury voted to give either Dan or Memphis the
show's $500,000 prize money.
- On Day 71, Keesha won the $25,000 jury prize.
- On Day 71, Dan was named the winner of Big Brother 10 with a
7-0 Jury vote. Memphis left the house as runner-up.