Big Brother 17 Twin Twist Officially Revealed – Liz & Julia Nolan

Julie Chen revealed a Big Brother 17 twist on the first night that would come off familiar to old school fans of the Big Brother series: twins! But since then it’s all been quiet so what’s going on?

Update: Confirmed! Liz Nolan & Julia Nolan are the Big Brother Twins.

Liz Nolan & Julie Nolan together on Big Brother 17
Liz Nolan & Julie Nolan together on Big Brother 17 – Source: CBS

On opening night we heard that one Houseguest was actually working in concert with an identical twin, but as for specifics there weren’t any more details. During our preseason interviews the bio sheets I received indicated Liz Nolan had an identical twin while Shelli Poole had a fraternal (non-identical) twin. But soon after the Feeds began we learned there was yet another twin’d HG in the mix.

Yes, Jeff Weldon has a twin but from what I’ve seen on Instagram, they couldn’t pass off as each other. Then again, I didn’t especially think Liz and her sister Julia could either. Without any other identified twins our options seem limited but there have been some interesting discussions on the Live Feeds.

Shelli mentioned that she looks more like her younger brother than her twin brother, so unless she’s fooling with us that one should definitely be out since they’re not even the same gender, much less similar in appearance. Now as for fooling with us, Shelli had another interesting conversation.

Flashback on your Live Feeds (get your Free Trial now) to 6/29 @ 2:30PM BBT to find Shelli explaining to HGs the Big Brother 5 Twin Twist. Ahh, yes. The origin of this season’s twist was from over ten seasons ago when Natalia and Adria swapped out in the DR and successfully made it in to the game together. Of course they were subsequently booted in back to back succession, but they did get in the house as individuals just as these twins are trying to do.

Was Shelli messing with us and knows something more than what she’s admitting and used this in hopes of alerting other Houseguests? Maybe, but I’m doubting that right now. As for other HGs noticing anything, it’s been all quiet on that front, but Feedsters did get a treat.

CBS announced on Monday via Twitter that a “twin swap is happening any minute,” but that Tweet was soon deleted for unknown reasons. It also said it was going to be the first swap which might have been the problem. That message was soon replaced by one saying the “twin swap is in full effect.” Hmm.

We were watching the Feeds at the time, naturally, and didn’t notice anything out of the obvious right away. Earlier though there had been some footage shot of feet heading to the DR and you might remember that from the Team America reveal last season.

While CBS hasn’t officially announced who the mystery twins are I’m sticking with the generally agreed upon Houseguest who recently went so far as to refer to herself in the third person during a conversation with Austin. Or maybe it was just the mystery twin talking about her sister. Hmm.

Are you ready to find out more about the Twins Twist? It wasn’t mentioned in tonight’s preview clip, but let’s hope CBS is planning to update us soon before things get too far along in the season.


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