‘Big Brother 22’: Dani Briones Vows That She’ll Never Play the Game Again

Big Brother 22‘s recent triple eviction saw Dani Briones as one of the three houseguests who got evicted. The three-time All-Star now says that she isn’t coming back to the show anymore.

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A polarizing figure on ‘Big Brother 22’

Hailed as one of the best players to ever enter the Big Brother house, Dani Briones entered Big Brother 22 as a returning All-Star. However, this season did not go as planned and she ended up exiting the show without making it to the finale. She wasn’t a fan-favorite because she made many decisions in the house that the average viewer was against. Many people felt as if Briones wasn’t playing her own game, but the game of Cody Calafiore.

Briones opted not to ally with “old school” players like Kaysar Ridha and Janelle Pierzina. She instead decided to ally with newer players that have done well at the modern game, such as Tyler Crispen and Nicole Franzel. Her popularity especially began to tank once she began to play Da’Vonne Rogers and Bayleigh Dayton when they were on the block.

During the season, she tried to plant seeds all over the house, but she also played too fast and too loose at it all ended up coming back to bite her. Once The Committee alliance started to implode, she was the first one from the alliance to get evicted.

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Dani Briones says she won’t be playing the game again

In a recent, post-eviction exit interview with Us Weekly, Briones talked about her time on the season and why she says she’s not going to play Big Brother anymore. Briones said that though she has played the game three times, she isn’t interested in being on the show again.

“I will never play Big Brother again,” she told the outlet as she began to get emotional about how this time in the house went. She said going in, she knew that this would be her last time playing, which is why she feels sad about this season’s result for her.

‘I’m going to get emotional. I’m actually so sad because I knew I would never play again,” she said. “I need a minute. I don’t want to cry. I knew I would never play Big Brother again and the way I went out hurt so bad. I am so sad that I didn’t get to do a lap around the house and take it all in because I’ll never go back there. I’ll never be back there. This is so silly.”

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‘Big Brother 22’ will always be a huge factor in her life

The All-Star noted that she was very young when she first started playing the game and things have changed. And though she may not want to go back, she is glad that she was asked to return and acknowledges that the game is an integral part of her life.

“I started playing this game when I was 20 years old. I’m 34 years old,” she explained. “I’ve been there through three completely different parts of my life. Whether I want to accept it or deny it. This game is a huge part of my life. I met my husband there. It’s a huge part of my life and I just wish I could have taken one last lap around the house and just soaked it all in. I did that many times throughout the game. I appreciate it so much. I’m so thankful. I’m so honored to have been asked. But no, I won’t ever do it again.”

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