‘Big Brother’: These Past Winners Want a $2 Million Season Like ‘Survivor’
Would the prize amount for Big Brother winners ever increase? If certain alumni have their way, the amount of money they get would go up in the event of an all-star-like season, just like the upcoming 40th season of Survivor.
‘Survivor: Winners at War’ will up the ante
Survivor’s 40th season, Survivor: Winners at War, will consist of twenty former players competing for an increased award amount of $2 million. The prize for the winner of Big Brother has always been lower than the prize for the winner of Survivor.
The sole winner of Big Brother gets $500,000 while the winner of Survivor gets $1 million, despite that the fact that the Big Brother game runs longer. The Amazing Race is on par with Big Brother, as the duo who wins the competition splits $1 million.
On making the prize larger for the 40th season, host Jeff Probst told Entertainment Weekly, “That was a CBS decision and they never hesitated. They’ve been very supportive and excited about this season. They know what a milestone it is for Survivor to reach its 20th year and 40th season. We all want to celebrate! And I need to say it again, this season only happens because 20 former winners all said yes. We don’t have this season without them.”
Some former ‘Big Brother’ players want the same thing as ‘Survivor’
Two Big Brother winners in particular would love to see the Big Brother prize increased for an all-stars season of sorts. Fans have been clamoring for a season like this for some time, with many even thinking that host Julie Chen had been hinting at one.
“Survivor Winners at War?! For 2 million?! CC: @JulieChen @CBSBigBrother,” tweeted Derrick Levasseur, who won the sixteenth season.
Josh Martinez added, “Yoo I’m so hyped for this & 2 million. I need my people over at @CBSBigBrother to take notes,” tweeted Josh Martinez, who won the nineteenth season.
In any event, we’ll see if the upcoming Big Brother season has any sort of theme when it returns in 2020.