Reality TV

Big Brother is already wreaking havoc on this year’s housemates by reuniting two unsuspecting exes on the show

''You’re kidding.''
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Big Brother has barely begun and already the big man himself is up to his old tricks.

Did we expect anything less? Absolutely not.

It appears the show’s namesake is either looking to play matchmaker or stir up some serious drama by selecting two housemates who are exes to enter the house this year – and they are completely unsuspecting to the surprise.

In a teaser clip for tonight’s premiere housemate Katie Williams is settling into her new digs when in walks her former flame, Max Beattie.

Katie can’t believe her eyes.

(Channel Seven)

“You’re kidding,” Max says as he rolls his eyes and walks in to see her.

Katie however looks a little more excited, laughing and she exclaims, “Oh my god, that’s my ex!”

It shouldn’t come as a surprise given everyone knows everyone in the ever-connected realm of reality TV, but Max isn’t Katie’s only now famous ex.

The ex-Australian sprinter previously dated Married At First Sight groom Mikey Pembroke, with the romance lasting over a year.

Mikey and Katie regularly shared loved-up snaps on Instagram.


While it’s unclear exactly why and when the couple split, the pair were first pictured together on Instagram in July 2017, and the last couple photo Katie posted of her former boyfriend was in April 2018.

Both of their feeds featured happy couple snaps from their time together, as well as sweet messages of support to one another so it’s likely their break up was fairly amicable.

Perhaps she’ll reveal more while being watched by one of Big Brother’s 65 cameras.

Katie is a former champion.


The 27-year-old has quite impressive resume and looks like she’ll make one hell of a housemate.

Katie became a world champion in beach sprinting at just 19-years-of-age and has since turned her passion for health and fitness into a career as an influencer as well as hosting wellness podcast, Better For It.

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