Brendon and Rachel met and fell in love on Big Brother 12 in 2010. The two were engaged on Valentine's Day in 2011. Eager to be reality TV stars, the couple also known as Brenchel returned for Big Brother 13 (Rachel won) and ran the Amazing Race 20 (they finished third).
Self proclaimed diabolical genius Matt Hoffman found himself the latest house guest to be eliminated from theBig Brotherhouse last Thursday.
Matt, a 32 year-old web designer from Elgin, IL, was simply deemed untrustworthy and too much of a threat by his Brigade alliance members, who plotted his elimination.
In a new interview with PEOPLE magazine, the diabolical genius opens up about throwing his BFF Ragan under the bus and why he regrets it. What Matt doesn’t regret? Lying about his wife’s fake illness. It also seems Matt is still loyal to his Brigade alliance, as he seems completely unaware they plotted to get him out. Excerpts from Matt’s interview below -
Do you regret throwing Ragan under the bus? Do you think it ultimately led to your eviction?
I do regret [it] and that is why I tried to do it in as subtle a manner as possible. It doesn’t make me feel less bad, but I don’t think it had any bearing in my eviction.
You seemed to have it all: a power alliance, two HOHs, a diamond POV and your purported powers that come with being a “diabolical super genius.” Yet you still couldn’t make it to the final four. How do you explain that?
I got over confident and I abandoned my strategy of always competing and I threw a competition that I could have won. That is what sent me packing.
Why do you think the Brigade ultimately turned on you? Were you surprised?
The Brigade turned on me out of necessity. They had to vote out some Brigade member and I was the strongest one out of the four with three weak competitors.
You said that the move that caused you the most guilt was throwing Ragan under the bus. What about the fact that you lied about your wife being seriously ill? What would you say to the people who actually have a serious bone disease?
To the people who truly have this disease I say that I hope you were rooting for me to win because I was going to give you a large chunk of cash from my winning for research on the disease. To me, a lie is a lie. You can lie about your age, weight, whatever. It is still a lie.
On tonight’s episode of BB12, Ragan or Hayden will be getting the axe. More than likely Ragan, as he is not a part of any alliance in the house. Things should get interesting this coming week, depending on who gets HOH. Will the Brigade members still want to keep Lane who seems more devoted to his Britney alliance? Only time will tell.
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CBS has now unveiled the cast of the best reality show ever hit reality show Big Brother. The 13 houseguests that will be taking part in the 12th season of what CBS is dubbing the “Summer of Sabotage,” include a model, a bartender, and a chemistry graduate student who is also a VIP cocktail waitress.
But what everyone wants to know is what is the big twist this season? Well according to executive producer Allison Grodner, a mole has been planted among the houseguests to do the viewers’ bidding and disrupt the players’ lives during this season which debuts July 8 at 8 p.m. ET.
The mole, who will be revealed to viewers during the July 15 episode, is being called the Saboteur and isn’t eligible to win the $500,000 grand prize.
“For the first time ever, we have someone in the house who, in a way, is playing their own game,” said Grodner, who stressed that the operative is not an actor but a real person who was picked alongside everyone else. “They’re playing for a cash prize, if they make it a certain amount of time in the house. If they don’t last, they’re out, and their cover is blown.”
The Saboteur is similar to season 8’s introduction of “America’s Player,” which allowed one contestant, Eric Stein, to complete viewer-voted tasks for cash, unbeknownst to his house mates. The main difference this time however is that the cast will be made aware of the saboteur’s existence beforehand.