'Big Brother' Germany Cast Find out about Coronavirus Pandemic on Live TV

Jaimie-lee Prince
Mar 20, 2020
10:00 A.M.
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While coronavirus spread all over the world, the cast of "Big Brother" Germany remained closed off and unaware of what was going. Finally, on live tv, they learned the truth. 


As coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, made its way across the globe, there was a small group of people who intentionally cut themselves off from the world and had no idea what had happened. 

The cast of "Big Brother" Germany was finally made aware of the pandemic earlier this week. A preview of the series showed their emotional reaction to the news.


"Big Brothers" learns of COVID-19

The long-running tv franchise already housed ten individuals who, according to Today, had quarantined themselves from February 10 as a challenge. 

Now, all 14 contestants have just learned that nearly the entire world is engaging in self-quarantine and social distancing to quell the fast-spreading COVID-19.


Coronavirus in Germany

As of Thursday morning, Germany reportedly has over 13,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and at least 31 deaths. Producers finally let the "Big Brother" cast aware of the situation on Tuesday night. 

In the promo for the upcoming episode, host Jochen Schropp speaks directly to contestants at first. He then allows a doctor to share details of the virus and its effects.


The cast reacts

No one in the group knows what to say at first. Then, the tears start pouring as they exchange supportive words and lean on each other. Later on, we see as they look at video messages from relatives. 

The gloomy revelation for the "Big Brother" contestants is reminiscent of back in 2001 when the US version of the show saw contestants get the news about the 9/11 attacks. 


Deaths related to "Big Brother"

One of the contestants, Monica Baily, was the most affected as her cousin worked at the World Trade Center at the time. Sadly, Baily later found out that her cousin had died.

Last October, a contestant of the first season of the US "Big Brother," Cassandra Waldon, passed away following a car accident in Italy. TMZ reported the news a few months after it occurred.

Cassandra Waldon and the rest of the contestants of the first season of "Big Brother" in 1999 | Source: YouTube/Enjoy My Life


Waldon was reportedly working in Rome when the accident took place. Afterward, host Julie Chen took to Instagram to honor the former contestant. 

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!