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The Wall is a recurring endurance Head of Household competition.


  1. A large wall is constructed, with a small platform for each houseguest to stand on. Depending on the season, the wall may also have fixtures which houseguests can hang onto.
  2. Houseguests must stay on the wall for as long as possible, while facing obstacles such as the wall tilting forwards, being blasted with cold water or slime, the platform under them moving, or being hit with large objects.
  3. Once a houseguest falls off the wall, they are eliminated from the competition. The last houseguest standing will become the new Head of Household.

Some seasons include a twist where balls are shot at the houseguests for them to catch. In these cases, the first houseguest to catch a certain number of balls, or the last houseguest to fall, wins Head of Household.


United States

The competition first appeared on Big Brother 10(US), during Week 4. Houseguest April Dowling won the competition, winning her first and only HoH of the season.

The competition appeared again in Big Brother 12, during Week 3. Houseguest Matt Hoffman won the competition, winning his first HoH of the season.On Big Brother 14, Danielle Murphree won the competition, winning her first HoH of the season.

On Big Brother 15, the competition has divided in 2 parts(the jury re-entry competition & the HoH competition). Judd Daugherty was able returned to the house, but Elissa Slater was the winner, and winning her first and only HoH of the season.

On Big Brother 16, the competition was played at the first part of final HoH, Cody Calafiore won it, and was able to take part in the final part of the HoH competition.

List of The Wall Competitions

United States


Season Week Competition Variant Name Variant Winner
10 4 Head of Household "Livin' On The Edge"
April Dowling
12 3 "Hang 10"
Matt Hoffman
13 4 "Big Brother Slalom"
Daniele Donato
14 "Walk The Plank"
Danielle Murphree
15 9 Head of Household
"Off The Wall"
Elissa Slater
Judd Daugherty (Re-Entry)
16 Final Head of Household Part 1 "Fly High Or Bye Bye"
Cody Calafiore
17 1 Head of Household "Flying Tomatoes"
James Huling
6 "On The Edge"
James Huling
18 10 Head of Household
"Welcome To Loch Mess"
Nicole Franzel
Victor Arroyo (Re-Entry)
19 3 Head of Household "Space Cadets"
Alex Ow
9 "Everyone's A Wiener"
Jason Dent
20 4 "Out On A Limb"
Sam Bledsoe
21 10 "Hold On Fright"
Jackson Michie
22 6 "Power Trip"
Dani Briones


Season Day Competition Variant Name Variant Winner
1 17 Head of Household "Courtside Seats"
Omarosa Manigault
2 10 "Rock Til You Drop"
Kato Kaelin



Season Week Competition Variant Name Variant Winner
1 7 Head of Household "Iceberg Alley"
Jillian MacLaughlin
6 1 "Feel The Burn"
Johnny Mulder

Celebrity (Quebec)

Season Week Competition Variant Name Variant Winner
1 1 Head of Household "The Wall"
François Lambert
Marie-Chantal Toupin


  • James Huling is the first HouseGuest to play in and win this competition twice (and in one season).
    • He is also the first HouseGuest to play three times, but he lost his third time playing, although he did come in 2nd to Nicole Franzel.
  • Dani Briones is the first HouseGuest to win this competition in two separate seasons.
    • Coincidentally, the Top 3 finishers in this competition on Big Brother 22 (US) were Dani, Cody Calafiore and Nicole, and all three of them won this competition before.
  • Paul Abrahamian was present for this competition three times; he played in it and lost the first and third times, and the second time he was the outgoing HoH so he wasn't allowed to play.
    • Christmas Abbott was also present for this competition three times but never got to play; due to her broken foot she was not cleared to compete the first time, and she was the outgoing HoH for the second and third times. She still had a broken foot for the second time and would not have been cleared to compete anyways.
  • Big Brother 11 (US) is the only season to not feature this competition since its debut.
  • Kato Kaelin is the oldest HouseGuest to win this competition at 59 years old.
  • Nicole Franzel from Big Brother 18 (US) and Jillian MacLaughlin from Big Brother Canada 1 are the only Houseguests to win this competition and win the game in the same season.
  • So far, a woman has won this competition the most with ten seasons.

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