A sharply dressed Kevin Schlehuber was all smiles as he walked out to greet “Big Brother” host, Julie Chen, as the latest evicted houseguest Thursday night. The 55-year-old stay-at-home father received a thunderous applause from the live audience, which could hint at him being in the running for the $25,000 prize that goes along with being named America’s Favorite Player.
Kevin was not surprised to be sitting next to Chen, noting, “You have to have a good social game to start, which I had. And you have to win a few comps, and I wasn’t able to win any. So it doesn’t bother me.”
When asked who he was most loyal to in the game, Kevin seemed to be under the same spell most jury members were. He quickly stated that it was Paul Abrahamian. But he was not surprised Paul chose not to use the final veto on him. “Paul did what he had to do. He has to go to a jury and I get along with most of them. I don’t think he wants to go to the jury next to someone most of the houseguests get along with.”
In Paul’s goodbye message to Kevin, he threw Christmas under the bus by stating she had gone rogue and blindsided them by voting Kevin out. A “blindsided” Paul would have to fight the rest of the way on his own.
Christmas Abbott thanked Kevin for his efforts in the house and making it a more cozy and comfortable place to live. She hoped he understood she did what she had to do.
Josh Martinez confessed that he had been aligned with Christmas and Paul and their goal was to get to the final three. He apologized to Kevin and stated he was their last target. Kevin said he would still have Josh over for Thanksgiving.
Chen asked what Kevin thought of the alliance Josh spoke about and he remained unbothered. “There’s a big difference because they’re the same age. They stay up and talk and things like that. It’s fine, that’s how the game is played. I knew there was something going on, but I wasn’t going to cause a scene.”
Kevin now becomes the eighth member of the jury that will decide who the winner is at the live finale on September 20th. Paul, Christmas and Josh will battle it out for the final HOH before one of them becomes juror number nine while the other two plead their case for the $500,000 grand prize.
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