OK ..Color me confused, but..HELP!!!

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OK ..Color me confused, but..HELP!!!
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Thu, 07-10-2003 - 7:41am
ON Tuesday night, I was watching BB with a friend. She had her little girl over to play with my DD, so, we were being interrupted alot. We didn't hear Julie explain the Ex's. So, when the X's came in and looked as surprised at the original 8, my friend asked if they knew who was in the house. We discussed and it determined that they HAD to know. What are the chances that 5 ex couples would apply to be on the show? And for BB to connect them? So, if was common sense, we thought! LOL That BB investigated some family memebers to get the names of past boyfriends/girlfriends and sought these people out, therefore the ex's would know why they were there.

Last night, hearing them talk...NONE of them knew each other was there. Is BB trying to pull one over on us? ( how surprising would THAT BE?) Are they trying to make us believe that all 13 of these people applied to be on the show, and it was found out that they all had a past? I think NOT. I think BB had to somehow contact the ex's. What story would they have given them as to why they were wanted to participate? Maybe they were just told AN ex would be in the house, not knowing names?

Does anyone knw the story? How can everyone be so surprised????

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Thu, 07-10-2003 - 9:02am
More info, copied from a spoiler board.

SPOILER BELOW:S






Seems Amanda and Scott talked on the phone a few days before she was kidnapped and she knew that he was going to be on the show in some way b/c they asked her so many questions about him but that she wasn't sure in what capacity. She had told him that she was on a leave of absence from her job.

She said she hadn't talked to him in about a year...and oh shoot, he told her that he was going on big brother

Scott called amanda after not calling her for a year and told her that he was going on bigbrother. Amanda said that when he told her that she thought about telling him that she was going too but didn't know if that would be a problem.

Kim & Brittany (9) 29 week preemie

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Thu, 07-10-2003 - 8:31am
No, noone knew the "x" was going to be there. I read several articles on how it worked. I didn't think to bookmark them, so I'll summarize the best I can remember.

BB has very a long application and interview process. One of the standard questions is "tell me about your x's", how the relationship(s) was/were, how you broke up, etc. It's not just for finding the x's, but to make sure they don't have another incident of the knife to the neck like the prior seasons. They want to make sure that the contestents are stable enough to remain in the house. As part of the process, BB got the names of the x's.

They then approached the x's to recruite them, kindof like a talent scout. The x's had no idea why they were approached.

Remember, too, thousands of people apply to BB, so if an x seems suspitious, they can just drop the "couple" and move to another.

HTH's,

Kim & Brittany (9) 29 week preemie