The doors of the Big Brother house are officially closed because the winner of season 22 has been crowned. After a longer summer in the house it was Cody Calafiore who took home the grande prize. However, he wasn’t the only one who made it grand on the closing night. Da’Vonne Rogers was voted America’s Favorite Houseguest by the fans and Julie Chen explains why.
Julie Chen has been hosting the reality competition show since the first season in 2000. The CBS presenter has become a fan, just like the audience watching at home. Big Brother 22: All-Stars saw the coronation of Calafiore with a unanimous vote of the jury against Enzo Palumbo.
Calafiore became the last Head of Household after beating previous winner Nicole Franzel in the final challenge. The champion Franzel was short in the top 2 because he thought he could win better against Palumbo. Calafiore’s strategy paid off when he took home the $500,000 prize. As the runner-up, Palumbo took $50,000 that’s not bad for someone who didn’t get votes in the finals.
However, it was America’s Favorite Houseguest that was most important to viewers because they actually had something to say. During the finals, Julie Chen revealed that the top 2 players who got the most votes were Tyler Crispen and Da’Vonne Rogers. With nearly 1 million votes, Rogers Crispen slipped out to bring home a prize of $25,000. “Her honesty, humor, heart, quick wit, and love of God! Amen,” Chen Entertainment Weekly told Julie Chen why fans voted Rogers to win.
Big Brother 22: Is ‘Big Brother’ Returning Next Year?
Fans of Big Brother who are already going through withdrawal at the end of the show don’t have to be afraid. CBS confirmed that the show would return for season 23 in the summer of 2021. During the finals of season 22, Julie Chen called for aspiring contestants to be sent to the CBS website to sign up and qualify for the new season.
“At Big Brother we always say ‘expect the unexpected,’ but 2020 gave us our biggest challenge so far! Mitch Graham, senior vice president of alternative programming for CBS, said in a statement to TVLine. “We couldn’t be more proud of the entire team who delivered a fantastic season under such extreme conditions. It feels appropriate to end this unprecedented season with an announcement of the return of the show next summer. The contestants would have to suffer a whole summer of sit back and ruthless strategy talk, but the ultimate prize is pretty sweet. There’s no word on a possible theme for the season to be broadcast in 2021, but it’s safe to say it won’t be another All-Stars season.
Big Brother took over America in the year 2000 when the first season was produced. Since that first season, the format has changed dramatically. However, one thing hasn’t changed: the participants are watched 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Under Big Brother’s eye it can be horrible for all participants who take up the challenge. Fans can subscribe to the live feeds and catch much of the action in real time and as it happens indoors. Endless hours of footage are watched on social media and a huge community of Big Brother Holics is created.