‘Big Brother’ Recap: First Eviction of Season 20

Big Brother 20 aired its first eviction of the new season on Thursday night, July 5. Steve Arienta, a native of Wanaque, New Jersey, is the first houseguest voted out of the house.  At 40 years old, he was the oldest of the contestants. He is also a former undercover cop, but he chose not to tell the others about his background. Instead, he said he is an auto mechanic so they wouldn’t be leery of him.

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First evicted houseguest reacts

Steve shared with host Julie Chen that he did not feel bad about leaving the Big Brother house even though he preferred to have stayed. His eviction was a close call. He received seven votes to be evicted while Samantha “Sam” Bledsoe, a 27-year-old welder from Stuarts Draft, Virginia, received six votes. The first evictee told Entertainment Weekly that his mistake was getting close to the wrong people.

Sam won an app that would have allowed her to return to the house if she had been evicted from the BB house. However, the other contestants did not know about the app she had in her possession. She wasn’t voted off; therefore, she did not need to use the app this time. She might need it later during the season.

Houseguests react to eviction

Many of the houseguests were surprised that Steve was the one to go instead of Sam. They had discussed who they would vote for before they went to the diary room. Some of them kept their word and voted as they had promised. On the other hand, some of them changed their mind at the last minute and voted for the person they said they would not vote for.

The contestants appeared to be sorry to see Steve leave the house, but they know they have to look out for their own game. Steve said he would watch the rest of the season on television to see how his former houseguests will continue with their strategies.

‘Big Brother’ continues without Steve

Even when a person leaves the Big Brother house, the show must go on. There are 15 remaining contestants on BB20. It will be interesting to see what the dynamics will be now that Steve is no longer there.

Don’t miss a single episode of Big Brother that airs on CBS three times a week. It is on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights. Check your local listing because the time changes throughout the summer. Sometimes it comes on at 8 p.m. and sometimes it comes on at 9 p.m.

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Margaret Minnicks

I love watching reality television and writing recaps of the shows. It is as if I am encountering the experience all over again. I have been an online writer for nearly 10 years. It is a pleasure to join the team at Soap Dirt.