Big Brother Adds Amazing Race Blind Date Team In First 'Takeover' Twist

Big Brother Jeff Jackie

CBS has taken the term “cross-promotion” to the next level, adding a pair of Amazing Race alumni to the 17th season of Big Brother.

Jeff Weldon and Jackie Ibarra, who competed on the most recent season of The Amazing Race as a blind date couple, were added to the new Big Brother cast on Thursday’s episode of the reality staple. Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan visited the Big Brother house to announce the news.

Jeff and Jackie’s presence on the show is the first “BB Takeover” twist of the summer, which will introduce a new surprise into the Big Brother house each week.

The pair finished in seventh place on The Amazing Race.

What do you think of Big Brother‘s first twist of Season 17? Were you a fan of Jeff and Jackie’s on The Amazing Race? Hit the comments!