Last night, CBS aired live the most interesting Big Brother All Stars episode to come from this season so far. With an eviction, new twist, and a powerful goodbye speech...this episode was not one to miss!
In this CBS reality competition show, houseguests are sequestered to play a game of social and physical strategy by voting each other out once a week in an eviction ceremony. The last two houseguests face a vote by a jury of other players whom then reward one person half-a-million dollars.
This week, fan favorite Da'Vonne Rogers had been nominate alongside friend Kevin Campbell. Host, Julie Chen, gave each nominee a chance to speak before the vote and Da'Vonne took her opportunity to speak live to America. In her speech, the contestant called for more black empowerment and representation on the show:
"Cassandra Waldon was the very first house guest to ever walk through those doors... she was a strong black woman. Danielle Reyes sat in these two chairs, iconic and legendary, she as well was a strong black woman and almost won this game. The spin-off version, Celebrity Big Brother, Tamar Braxton another strong black woman won this entire thing by a unanimous vote. I have a desire join that list of women and be the first African American to ever win this game."
In the history of the show, not one Black houseguest has won the season.
"21 seasons of winners and not one of those faces look like mine. So, when I walked through those doors, I had that desire- had that determination to be the very first face to give hope to those behind me who have a desire to come in here and play this game. Because not seeing a face that looks like mine is very discouraging, it's hurtful, and it does make me feel like maybe it's impossible. But, I'm wrong about that because it's definitely possible. We can do it, it just hasn't been done yet. I want to acknowledge every African American who has walked through those doors with the same desire to be that face that I have. I see you, I salute you, and I appreciate you."
Watch the full speech here:
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Along with Da'Vonne's powerful speech, the night ended with Chen revealing the next big twist to hit the game. Past winner of the show, Dr. Will Kirby has joined the cast to make unknown appearances and influence the game.
Dr. Will Kirby won season two of the competition reality show
Next week will be an exciting week for the show as Dr. Will Kirby has many surprises in store...including the first ever triple eviction which will send home three players in one night.
Big Brother All Stars airs Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on CBS!
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