Big Brother 2012 has come under fire from viewers after Caroline was caught showing Conor her cards during Monday’s face-to-face nominations.
On Sunday, Big Brother set housemates a Wild West-themed shopping task, which culminated in a twist on Monday evening involving housemates making their seventh round of nominations in front of the group.
Each housemate was given a deck of cards featuring the other housemates’ faces, and had to draw the cards of their chosen nominees, display them and explain their reasons.
The segment aired in last night’s highlights show, and eagle-eyed viewers spotted a second-long clip in which Caroline fanned out her cards and displayed them to Conor.
Although it is not exactly clear what happened, many angry fans have speculated that they could have been discussing who they were voting for, which would break the rules banning housemates from discussing and influencing nominations.
Conor and Caroline had already affected the nominations – albeit unknowingly – after helping Scott, Sara and Luke S to win immunity.
As the task’s Sheriff and Deputy, they were able to split the other housemates in to three teams – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – and determine which teams won three mini challenges, which rewarded them with extra time in the final immunity challenge.
Shortly after the nominations took place, Deana, Sara and Luke A were punished for conversations Big Brother deemed to be rule-breaking.
bbspy has approached the show for an explanation.