There’s a new robot in town. During the first week of “Big Brother” Season 20 Virginia welder Sam Bledsoe received a punishment that forced her to live half of her time as a robot. When she’s in robot form the real-life Sam is secluded from the other players with a monitor and speakers so she can still see and hear what’s going on in the house. The twist has absolutely captivated America, with Sam being named the winner of the first “Power App” that gives her a Bonus Life in the game. Not even original “Big Brother” robot Zingbot earned this much love from fans. Hey @ZingbotOfficial, are you jealous?
Zingbot made his first appearance on CBS’s long-running reality TV show back in Season 12, and he’s returned every summer since then to zing the remaining players. The last time he popped up in Season 19 he memorably zinged Josh Martinez for his weight and Paul Abrahamian for losing the previous summer. Alas, Zingbot did not appear in this winter’s “Celebrity Big Brother” — was he boycotting because he wasn’t asked to be a celebrity houseguest?
As Sam continues to deal with the challenges of circuitry and wires, Head of Household Tyler Crispen nominated her and Steve Arienta for eviction, saying that they were the easy choices. After being nominated, Sam harrumphed in Sunday’s third episode, “Now I’m officially the first-ever robot on the block and I cannot believe that I have found myself in this position. Being a robot is rough. This has got to be one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.”
Sam and Steve have a chance to save themselves in the Veto competition, which will be shown to TV audiences on Wednesday, July 4. No matter who wins the Veto, Sam should survive this week thanks to her Bonus Life. The fan-voted power gives Sam (or the houseguest of her choosing) the chance to return to the game if evicted, and it’s good for the first four evictions. What do YOU think about the robot twist on #BB20?
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