Big Brother: Back to the future is set to return 3 iconic queer housemates

Big Brother Farmer Dave Tully Smyth Tim Dormer

It’s been 21 years since the experimental reality show Big Brother debuted on Australian screens. 

Since then the program has aired 14 seasons across three networks.

The program has undeniably created some of the most talked-about moments in Australia television history.

Big Brother has also uncovered some of the most iconic personalities who are still fondly remembered years later.

Big Brother goes back to the future.

It was announced earlier this year that the program would be moving to a celebrity format.

With the announcement of Big Brother VIP it was revealed many celebrities, including Caitlyn Jenner would compete.

However, only one former contestant from 2021 would be competing.

Much talk online centred around a desire for more past contestants to appear on the program.

It appears with the conclusion of Big Brother VIP, that the producers were listening.

In the announcement for the 2022 Channel 7 line up, where Big Brother is now home, a short promo was dropped.

While the promo hinted at some familiar faces that might return for their second chance, some names have already leaked.

Who will return in 2022?

As the promo begins the ominous Big Brother voice announces the 21st anniversary of the program.

Following this the camera pans through the house, flashing up familiar faces from the series past.

“You won’t believe who’s been knocking on my door. Dying to come back in” the voice over continues.

Twelve brand new contestants will now compete against 12 returning players continues.

Familiar faces from seasons past then flash across the screen.

Featuring a mix of winners and iconic housemates it’s unclear if these are teasers or players who will return.

Those that appear in the video are:

Sara Marie: Season One
Peter: Season One
Estelle: Season Nine
Trevor: Winner Season Four
Layla Season: Nine
Jess Hardy: Season Two
Tully & Drew: Season Ten
Ben & Blair: Season One
Reggie and Chrissie: Season Three
Fitzy: Season Four
Merlin: Season Four
David Graham: Season Six
Tim Dormer: Season Ten

Iconic queer characters set to return to Big Brother.

After casting wrapped up several weeks ago it’s understood that filming has already commenced.

Some notable contestants have been rumoured to already be on set filming.

David Graham, Tim Dormer & Tully Smyth have all been leaked as participating.

Adding to the list are Layla & Estelle from Season nine and Reggie Bird, the infamous season three winner.

David Graham is most known for his time on the program as the loveable gay cowboy. Affectionately known as “Farmer Dave” he’s arguably one of the programs most memorable housemates.

He famously came out on national television in the first two weeks. His time on the program was filled with plenty of ups and downs. David ended up placing third on season six.

In 2015 he went on to compete on season 6 of Dancing With the Stars, where he was one of the worst scoring contestants ever to appear. He now runs a youth mentoring program in Sydney and works as dog trainer.

Tim Dormer caused a stir on the tenth season of the program. Constantly pulling off pranks he was louder than life, Dormer eventually went on to win the season.

In his time after the show Tim opened up about his same sex relationship with then partner Ash.

Tim has gone on to compete on Celebrity Apprentice and Big Brother Canada. He now works as a support worker.

Also appearing in Season ten was Tully Smyth. Entering the program with a girlfriend on the outside Tully controversially found new love in the house with another contestant, Drew.

Tully received a lot of online negativity after the program which she has documented in her time since the show.

You can watch the full trailer for Big Brother Back to the Future below.

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