After a rocky start that saw one cast member booted from Australia, the anticipation surrounding Big Brother VIP Australia 2021 is palpable, and we have all the tea on the all-star season set to hit screens later this year.

The Cast

While Caitlyn Jenner was all but confirmed to appear on BB VIP, the cast announcement came as a shock and left many viewers scratching their heads when the likes of Thomas Markle Jr. and Josh Carroll (who?!) were revealed to be entering the famed house.

Joining them on the acclaimed reality show is MAFS alumni Jessika Power, model Ellie Gonsalves, beloved Survivor contestant Luke Toki, NRL player Matt Cooper and Kyle Sandilands’ ex Imogen Anthony, plus the former political aide of a certain infamous president, Omarosa Manigault Newman, because…why not?

Making a comeback after claiming he’ll never do another reality show again after he was booted from Big Brother 2021, fan favourite Danny Hayes is back to take another stab at the title, with Bernard Curry and former Brisbane Lions captain Dayne Beams rounding out the celebrity cast — if you can even call it that, because it seems like Seven Network may have blown too much of their budget on the international contestants to be able to afford Aussie A-Listers (or even B-listers).

While the former patriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan is the one celeb fans are eager to watch, it was revealed Caitlyn Jenner will only make a brief appearance on the show after she shared on Twitter that she was already back in California, just one week after filming commenced for the upcoming season!

“Great time abroad for fun and glad to be back in #California on the campaign trail!” the former Olympian tweeted, which has us thinking she might just be the first eliminated from the reality show!

Who Will Be Hosting Big Brother VIP?

Sonia Kruger will be back to host her second season of the dramatic social game and will be on hand to keep these (certainly) big egos in check as the 12 contestants scramble over each other for the coveted title and an eye-watering $100,000.

Where Is The Show Filmed?

A brand new house has been built in Sydney Olympic Park for the upcoming series, with Network Seven transforming the site’s White Pavilion into an abode fit for the stars, complete with a pool and hot tub (and cameras, of course).  

Sonia Kruger told TV Tonight that the house is “fabulous” and will definitely be to the contestants’ liking.

There’s stuff I really want to tell you, but I can’t,” she said.  “It’s befitting of the VIP status, obviously, that VIPs would be looking for.”

When Will The All-Star Season Air?

The air-date for the much anticipated Big Brother VIP, which is currently filming, has been kept under wraps by Seven Network but fans of the show can expect the special edition season to land on their screens in late 2021.

Has It Been Done Before?

The last VIP edition of Big Brother aired in the prime era of Aussie entertainment back in 2002 (19 years ago!!!!), which boasted (actually famous) celebrities such as Jay Laga’aia, Kyle Sandilands, Warrick Capper and Red Symons who all entered the house to raise money for charity over the course of 24 days.

Dylan Lewis, who hosted the ABC music show Recovery, took out the Celebrity Big Brother title after surviving the three-and-a-bit weeks in the BB house.

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