Dani Briones and Nicole Franzel admitted to ‘ghost’ Nicole Anthony podcast, shocking fans


After the live premiere of Big Brother 22: All-Stars, the returning guests started to talk and get to know each other better. Dani Donato Briones and Nicole Franzel ‘chatted’ about last season’s fan favorite Nicole Anthony, rocking the BB fandom.

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Big Brother 22: All-Stars cast revealed at premiere

For the first time in a regular Big Brother season, viewers found out who brought the cast to life in the first episode.

BB6 and 7 Kaysar Ridha and finalist Janelle Pierzina, BB8 vice-champion Dani Donato Briones, BB10Keesha Smith and finalist Memphis Garrett, BB11 finalist Kevin Campbell, BB12 finalists Enzo Palumbo, BB15 winner Ian Terry, BB16de Cody Calafiore, BB17Noël Abbott, BB17 and BB18 Da’Vonne Rogers, BB18 champion Nicole Franzel, BB20 Bayleigh Dayton et Tyler Crispen, BB21David Alexander and America’s Houseguest favorite recipient Nicole Anthony have all returned for the highly anticipated season.

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The stars entered the house in groups of four of the same sex and competed against each other as soon as they entered. The first two who finished in the groups then faced each other in a final challenge for the title of head of household. Calafiore came out on top, winning the title for the first week.

Dani Briones and Nicole Franzel have Nicole Anthony ‘ghost’

After meeting in the living room, Dani, Da’Vonne, Christmas, Bayleigh and Nicole F. walked into the photo room. Others also entered the room and eventually left, leaving Dani and Nicole F alone.

Almost immediately after the last person left, the mother-of-one gently asked the BB18 winner that she loved. Nicole F. pointed out Da’Vonne and admitted that she wanted to make amends with the fan favorite after betraying her in their previous season.

Dani has agreed to like the two-time competitor, but noted that she thinks Bayleigh is “very opinionated” and could be “problematic”. Additionally, Dani pointed out how the other contestants “fangirling” on Kaysar and Janelle, at which Nicole F made a disgusted face.

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The ladies started chatting when Dani asked how David, who was kicked out the first season last season, did the casting. Nicole F. also explained how she received a direct message from Nicole A. about her appearance on her podcast, but did not open it.

Dani admitted that she opened it and laughed about the fan favorite ‘ghost’, which didn’t suit the BB fandom well.

“Big Brother 22” fans annoyed by Dani Briones and Nicole Franzel

Many viewers quickly came to Nicole A’s defense and called out Dani, and the BB18 winner “mean girls” for “bullying” their favorite candidate. Some have said that they are “canceling” the mother of a child and no longer wanting her to win.

Additionally, many didn’t want Dani to line up with Nicole F. as they once considered her to be a snake due to rumors that she ‘snitched’. BB legends and gheesling (BB10 winner) and Derrick Levasseur (BB16 champion) for the pre-game, resulting in their removal.

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Other fans defended the BB8 runner-up and claimed she probably didn’t have time to do the podcast as she is now a woman with a child. Some viewers also don’t think this is a “big deal” and think fans are blowing things up.

Will Nicole A find out that the two women “ghost” her, and will that affect anything? Watch Big Brother 22: All-Stars Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on CBS.


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