"Big Brother" Contestants Have No Clue About Pandemic That's Occurring Outside Their Homes

March 17, 2020
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The show Big Brother inadvertently prefaced the quarantined plight much of the world finds itself in right now. And in an ironic twist of fate, several of the show's current contestants have no clue about the coronavirus that's spreading outside the homes they're trapped in for TV purposes. The Guardian reports that while Big Brother Germany's producers plan to update the cast in a special live episode on Tuesday evening, contestants on Big Brother Brazil and Big Brother Canada--who moved in in January and early March, respectively--have thus far been left clueless. As The Guardian notes, the show's producers interrupted the second season of the U.S. version of Big Brother to let the final three contestants know about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.