All The BB 25 Houseguest Evictions (So Far) & Why Voted Out

Welcome to the growing list of Big Brother 25 Houseguest evictions. Every week has been a nail-biter thus far with constant flips and backdoor attempts. You truly need to be watching the feeds constantly to see how an eviction vote is going to break. And, sometimes a successful eviction vote isn’t enough to remove a houseguest. The circumstances around these evictions can be complicated, so hopefully we can clear them up a bit. Without further ado, this is all the BB 25 houseguest evictions.  

BB 25 Houseguest Evictions: Week 1 – Kirsten Elwin

Kirsten Elwin enjoying life outside the confined spaces of the Big Brother house

Kirsten Elwin enjoying life outside the confined spaces of the Big Brother house (Instagram).

The molecular biologist basically outsmarted herself, trying to play both ends against the middle after losing the first competition. Kirsten Elwin was so desperate to find an alliance to protect her from elimination that she left herself with no friends. She was also the first-ever victim of the Cirie FieldsJared Fields team as they were the first to figure out what she was up to. In what would be a recurring theme for the season, everyone told Kirsten they were with her to her face, then stabbed her in the back when vote time came. Kirsten should have picked one or two close allies and stayed with them.

Kirsten doesn’t regret leaving no stone unturned and made this clear in her exit interview. “No matter what, my goal in this house was to campaign until the bitter end,” she says. “I wanted to make sure I left no stone unturned. And that if I did go home, I wouldn’t regret it, to say, “Hey, I didn’t push hard enough.””

BB 25 Houseguest Evictions: Week 1 – Luke Valentine

Expelled BB 25 contestant Luke Valentine enjoying a vacation in Miami after being on the show briefly

Expelled BB 25 contestant Luke Valentine enjoying a vacation in Miami after being on the show briefly (Instagram).

Luke Valentine was the latest in a long string of Big Brother contestants to be tossed for violating the Code of Conduct. An n-bomb led to him getting booted on Day 7 of the competition. Luke maintains that he was suffering from malnutrition and sleep deprivation when it happened. Although he posted something resembling an apology, Luke has also wondered why nothing happened to Jared after he used the r-word a short time later.

Luke remains ambivalent about his eviction, and maintains that he was punished too harshly. “Their hands were tied. They had to make a sacrifice, I understand why,” he said. “It is upsetting. I think they made the wrong decision. I think a slap on the wrist would have been a much better thing.”

BB 25 Houseguest Evictions: Week 2 – Reilly Smedley

Big Brother 25 houseguest Reilly Smedley back in the real world

Big Brother 25 houseguest Reilly Smedley back in the real world (Instagram).

Reilly Smedley’s game was a little bit more organized that Kirsten, but there were many similarities. She managed to organize a proper alliance and pose an actual threat to Cirie and her crew. But she made a fatal error when she opened up to Hisam Goueli about him being her target. Hisam responded by coming after her full force and when he won the competition, she was up on the block before she knew it. Then, she made things worse by telling her alliance that they could vote against her once she realized her number was up. Finally, she didn’t do a lot to prevent herself from being targeted once she won HOH. Instead she let the power go to her head.

Reilly maintains her positive if chaotic energy and is now rooting for Matt Klotz and Jag Bains from the sidelines. “I can’t have any regrets,” she said. “At the end of the day, I got to play Big Brother. I knew what would happen if I won the first HOH and I went ahead and did it anyway. So I can’t say that I wish things were different.”

BB 25 Houseguest Evictions: Week 3 – Hisam Goueli

Hisam Goueli returned to Seattle after he was blindsided by his eviction

Hisam Goueli returned to Seattle after he was blindsided by his eviction (Instagram).

Once Reilly was gone, it was time for Cirie and her minions Felicia Cannon and Izzy Gleicher to backdoor the aggressive Hisam. And so they did, making use of Jag and Cameron Hardin to blindside him. It was a masterful piece of strategy, but it ended up turning Cameron against Cirie’s alliance and began to turn Jag into a sympathetic figure. However, at the time everyone agreed that Hisam needed to go, and he didn’t help matters with his harsh speech bashing Reilly the previous week. He tried to get the house back onside once he figured out what was going on but it was far too late.

Hisam doesn’t see the problem with how he behaved in the house. “I think the truth of the matter is they were looking for a reason to evict me,” he said in his exit interview. “I think that they basically found that in things that I said. And used that as a catalyst to move forward in order to justify the action. You have to have enough evidence to sway people. And I think that people use that to do so.”

BB 25 Houseguest Evictions: Week 4 – Jag Bains (saved)

Jag Bains was supposed to get evicted on week 4, but he's got a second life in the game

Jag Bains was supposed to get evicted on week 4, but he’s got a second life in the game (Instagram).

Jag is almost too nice to be on Big Brother, and he’s put up with a ton of humiliation. He won Power of Veto in week 3 and wore the dreaded chicken suit for the rest of the week. He wore that thing with as much dignity as possible. In the process, he soaked up tons of support from the house. But since then he was on the block twice more. Once where he had to be saved by Matt, and another where he believed he was a pawn again to get rid of Red Utley. Cameron, who seemed to be picking on Jag for reasons unknown, finally laid off in Week 5 and went after Izzy and Felicia.

After his two near misses Jag actually seemed to be in a much better position. He finally found a strong ally in the competent and compassionate Matt. Jag could also count on Blue Kim to stand by him if she isn’t flaking around. He’s also liked by Bowie Jane Ball and what’s left of the middle, and Cirie’s crew don’t see him as a major threat right now, either.

BB 25 Houseguest Evictions: Week 5 – Red Utley

Red Utley got backstabbed only a couple days after celebrating his 38th birthday in the house

Red Utley got backstabbed only a couple days after celebrating his 38th birthday in the house (Instagram).

By Week 5 the cracks in Cirie’s alliance were really beginning to show. They were still a force to be reckoned with as they got Red to believe Cameron had stabbed him in the back. Cameron didn’t help his case by running to everyone trying to save himself. Ultimately Red lost his cool and demanded to know what was going on, which was the last nail in his coffin. Ironically, Cameron was one of the two people who voted for him to stay. This was the first non-unanimous vote in the season. It raised questions as far as Team Cirie’s ability to control the house. Especially when they kept betraying alliances.

Red took his loss in stride and graciously blamed himself. “I hadn’t got down to having that conversation with Cam yet. Honestly, I believe maybe I should have, but at the end of the day you can’t compromise your morals and your integrity. So I don’t think I’d change anything, but I’ll be giving him a big sorry at some point.”

BB 25 Houseguest Evictions: Week 6 – Izzy Gleicher

Unlike other weeks there was a clear moment where Izzy sealed her doom. She tried to break up the most stable couple of the season, America Lopez and Cory Wurtenburger. Like any showmance Cory and America’s situation is partly honest attraction and partly alliance of convenience. But Izzy had things going her way until America and Mecole Hayes caught wind of the fact that Felicia didn’t have the votes to stay. This revelation combined with Izzy’s attack on America led to Cory and America staging a fake breakup and Cory rallying the entire house in a vote flip. Izzy left under a cloud, shoving Cameron and calling him a pig.

And even more chaos was set up for next week with Felicia and Cirie stuck in a kayak and Jared and Cory getting into a brutal yelling match. Not to mention Jared holding onto HOH while wrecking things permanently with Blue Kim. Izzy blamed herself for trusting Cory in her exit interview. She said, “I was skeptical of Cory the whole time and my closest allies, Cirie and Jared, were also skeptical. He was saying all the right things and he was pretty believable and I thought we built a strong friendship. Maybe that clouded some of my judgement.”

BB 25 Houseguest Evictions: Week 7 – Cameron Hardin and Jared Fields (zombified)

The Double Eviction was as insane as it was hyped up to be, even if the nominations were a little predictable. The war of attrition between Cameron and Jared continued with Jag saving Cory from the block and HOH Jared putting Cameron up in his place. Cameron’s man-on-the-edge reputation worked against him and he was sent packing in a unanimous vote. But then Julie Chen Moonves announced that it would take more than that to kill Cameron, as he would live on as a zombie until Week 8. The same undead fate awaited the houseguest eliminated in Round 2 of the Double Elimination, who turned out to be, surprise surprise, Jared.

Cory managed to grab the week’s second HOH and struck back against Jared, nominating him on the spot. Nomination #2 took a bit of time, as Blue wanted to put Cirie up. Eventually Blue went up next to Jared in case she won veto. As it turned out Matt got veto power and declined to use it so that everyone (except Cirie) could vote Jared out. Cameron and Jared re-entered the house on Sunday, skipped Wednesday due to the schedule change, and one would be reborn on Thursday. So, this week we had no exit interview.

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