Big Brother: The 6 most legendary moves of the 2010s: No. 5

Host Julie Chen Moonves on the Live Eviction show #8 on Big Brother. Big Brother airs on Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Thursdays, featuring the live evictions (9:00-10:00 PM, LIVE ET/Delayed PT) and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Reserved Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Host Julie Chen Moonves on the Live Eviction show #8 on Big Brother. Big Brother airs on Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Thursdays, featuring the live evictions (9:00-10:00 PM, LIVE ET/Delayed PT) and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Reserved Photo: Robert Voets/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved /
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With the decade nearly over, we decided to take a look back at every season of Big Brother we had this decade. In our look back, we decided to rank our 6 most legendary moves of the decade.

With the 2010s nearly over, we decided to reflect on every season of Big Brother that took place this decade. We knew that several incredibly dumb moves had been made over the years. With this in mind, we decided to rank the 6 most legendary moves of the decade. This will include both the Celebrity and Over the Top versions of Big Brother. Number 5 on our countdown is Austin Matelson’s blindside.

No. 5: Austin gets blindsided (Big Brother 17)

It is week 12 of Big Brother 17 and there are only 5 left in the game: Steve Moses, John “Johnny Mac” McGuire, Vanessa Rousso, Liz Nolan, and Austin. Of the 5, there were 2 pairs in Johnny Mac and Steve and the showmance of Liz and Austin. Austin and Liz were also in an alliance with Vanessa. Additionally, Austin had only been nominated one time up to that point (week 11). He had also won a few competitions along the way.

When Vanessa won HOH, things seemed to be looking good for Austin. However, Vanessa was looking to take a shot at Austin and Liz to better her position in the game. So, she tried to get information from Steve to put Liz and Austin back on the block. However, Steve didn’t give her anything. As a result, Vanessa nominated Steve and Johnny Mac for eviction, with the intention of targeting Johnny Mac.

Johnny Mac killed Vanessa’s plan by winning the POV. At the POV ceremony, Johnny Mac used the veto on himself and Vanessa named Austin the replacement nominee. At the live eviction, the vote came back 1-1. As a result, Vanessa had to break the tie. With her tie-breaking vote, Vanessa chose to evict Austin, blindsiding him and Liz.

This one checks in as our 5th most legendary move of the decade for a couple of reasons. The first one is that people didn’t particularly like Austin and Vanessa is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time. The second is that Austin was so blindsided, he wasn’t even wearing shoes when he was evicted. It is so satisfying to see someone you didn’t particularly care for to get blindsided as badly as Austin did.

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What move checks in at No. 4? Stay tuned to find out!