‘Big Brother’ Season 25: The Premiere Date, Cast, & More Updates – Hollywood Life

‘Big Brother’ Season 25: The Cast, First Twist & All The Latest Updates

'Big Brother' is back for season 25! Before the 'BB' goodness gets underway, here's everything you need to know about the cast, the 24/7 live feed, and more.

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  • Big Brother is returning for season 25.
  • The season will premiere August 2 on CBS and Paramount+.
  • The cast was revealed on July 31.

The show of the summer is back! Expect the unexpected when a new group of houseguests moves into the Big Brother house for more backstabbing and blindsiding. Big Brother has been a staple reality TV show every summer for the last 23 years. Due to the ongoing writers’ strike, season 25 is getting off to a later start than usual — but the wait will definitely be worth it!

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Mecole Hayes and Bowie Jane are ‘Big Brother’ season 25 cast members. (CBS)

Ahead of the premiere, 16 new houseguests were unveiled by CBS. HollywoodLife has all the latest updates about Big Brother season 25. Get the scoop on the premiere date, the cast, and more.

Big Brother Season 25 Premiere Date

Big Brother will return for season 25 on Wednesday, August 2. The premiere episode will be 90 minutes long and will air at 8 pm ET on CBS and stream on Paramount+. The show airs three days a week, on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, for close to three months. Fans will be able to watch the 24/7 live feed on Paramount+ and Pluto TV, Paramount Global’s free streaming outlet.

Big Brother typically premieres in late June/early July, but season 25 was delayed due to the writers’ strike so that CBS has more content airing in the fall. The last time the show premiered in August was in 2020 when season 22 started late due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Big Brother Season 25 Host

Julie Chen-Moonves
Julie Chen-Moonves with season 24 winner Taylor Hale (Photo: CBS)

Julie Chen-Moonves, 53, is returning to host season 25. Julie has hosted every season of Big Brother since the show debuted in the summer of 2000. Julie has also hosted the three seasons of the U.S. version of Celebrity Big Brother

Big Brother Season 25 Cast

CBS announced the Big Brother season 25 cast on July 31. The winner gets $750,000 after spending the rest of the summer in the Big Brother house. The 16 new houseguests are:

Matt Klotz
Matt Klotz and Blue Kim are two of the new houseguests. (CBS)
  • America Lopez, 27, a medical receptionist living in Brooklyn, New York
  • Blue Kim, 25, a brand strategist living in New York, New York
  • Bowie Jane, 45, a barrister/DJ from Australia living in Los Angeles
  • Cameron Hardin, 34, a stay-at-home dad living in Eastman, Georgia
  • Cory Wurtenberger, 21, a college student from Weston, Florida
  • Felicia Cannon, 63, a real estate agent living in Kennesaw, Georgia
  • Hisam Goueli, 45, a geriatric physician living in Seattle
  • Izzy Gleicher, 32, a professional flutist living in New York, New York
  • Jag Bains, 25, a truck company owner from Omak, Washington
  • Jared Fields, 25, an exterminator from Norwalk, Connecticut (his mom is Survivor alum Cirie Fields)
  • Kirsten Elwin, 25, a molecular biologist living in Orlando, Florida, via Dominica
  • Luke Valentine, 30, an illustrator living in Coral Springs, Florida
  • Matt Klotz, 27, a deaf Olympic gold medalist living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Mecole Hayes, 30, a political consultant living in Upper Marlboro, Maryland
  • Red Utley, 37, a salesman living in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • Reilly Smedley, 24, a bartender living in Nashville

Season 24 also featured 16 new houseguests. Personal stylist Taylor Hale won the season over personal trainer Monte Taylor in the final jury vote. Taylor made history as the first Black woman to win Big Brother. She did an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife after winning the show and said she was amazed that she became an inspiration to other Black women.

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The cast of ‘Big Brother 24’ (Photo: CBS)

“Every Black woman that has come to me, especially ones that have been fans of the show for a long time, they’ll say something very specific in their personal lives where they saw their lived experience in the Big Brother house. They felt like what happened could never happen,” Taylor explained. “That was my whole reason for coming into the game, to prove we deserve to be here. The impact that can happen on one person is so much greater than what I ever expected.”

Big Brother Season 25 Twists

There are always twists in Big Brother! Last season the twists were Backstage Boss, Festie Besties, and the Split House Double Eviction. The houseguests — and the fans — should be prepared for anything in season 25.

Big Brother legends Frankie Grande, Britney Haynes, and Danielle Reyes “broke into” the Big Brother house to reveal the first season 25 twist. They rolled a “Time Laser” into the house. Details about the “Time Laser” twist will be revealed during the live move-in.