No matter the name, there are an array of different Celebrity Big Brother USA rumors out there — but strangely, very few of them are coming from America.
Instead, we’ve heard a WIDE ARRAY of rumors from UK publications, including one this weekend suggesting that former Celebrity Big Brother UK contestant Stephanie Pratt would be heading in the US house. Could this happen? Sure, in theory, but we don’t also foresee too many of the rumors that are floating around there being true for a number of different reasons.
1. UK sources – Maybe British tabloids have them from their own former contestants (maybe), but how many sources inside of US casting do they have? The people who work on the British version of Big Brother aren’t the same people who work on the American version, and they may not have their finger on the pulse.
We definitely do think there are many worthy UK contestants who would be great on the US version, but we’re also not sure that CBS wants to bring on people with experience on a version of Big Brother into this season. (Granted, we say that now and Frankie Grande will probably be there.)
2. It’s still early – If Celebrity Big Brother was happening at some point this year, don’t you think CBS would have announced it? They’re not going to do it over the holidays, and this is very clearly a replacement for the Olympics. It’s still far too early for the network to have finalized anything. Therefore, we have a hard time thinking that some of the rumors being floated out there by the UK publications are true.
3. Easy money – This is the real reason why you see websites out there sharing a ton of casting rumors, true or not, and presenting them as real possibilities. UK publications have seen the celebrity edition of the show on the air for so long now that they know that casting rumors rolling in the cash for them. Regardless of it the rumors are true, many people will still read them and they can be explained after the fact as “oh, someone suggested their name at some point.” We have to imagine that behind the scenes there are hundreds of different names that are thrown about, but the show itself probably is only going to have 10-13 celebrities unless CBS goes nuts and just eliminates someone every day. This is probably going to be a much shorter version of the game.