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What The Bleep? is a recurring Head of Household and Power of Veto competition.


Houseguests stand in a booth and listen to a clip of a houseguest saying something they have previously said in the house. One word or phrase is bleeped out, however. The houseguests competing must say if the word or phrase given to them as a possibility of being the bleeped word is true or false. If they get it right, they get a point. If not, they do not.

The houseguest that gets the most points at the end of the competition wins HoH or PoV.


The competition first appeared on Big Brother 16 (US) during that season's second Double Eviction. Derrick Levasseur notably won this competition in just one question.

The following season, Big Brother 17 (US), eventual winner Steve Moses won the competition, securing himself a spot in the final three.

The following season, Big Brother 18 (US), Paul Abrahamian won the competition after a tiebreaker with Nicole Franzel, becoming the first member of the final three.

The following season, Big Brother 19 (US), Paul Abrahamian won the competition and earned his spot in the final three for the second time. He won it with seven points.

The following season, Big Brother 20 (US), JC Mounduix got his first win of the season through the competition and secured his spot in the final three.

The following season, Big Brother 21 (US), once again played during a Double Eviction, Cliff Hogg III got his first Veto win of the season, beating Christie Murphy by just one point.

List of What The Bleep? Competitions

United States

Season Week Competition Variant Name Variant Winner
16 10 Head of Household "What the Bleep?"
Derrick Levasseur
17 12
Steve Moses
Paul Abrahamian
19 11
Paul Abrahmian
Paul Abrahamian
20 12
JC Mounduix
21 10 Power of Veto
Cliff Hogg III
23 10
Kyland Young


Celebrity (Quebec)

Season Week Competition Variant Name Variant Winner
1 10 Head of Household "What The Bleep?"
Kim Clavel


  • The Season 16 iteration of this competition holds the record for the shortest quiz competition on the show, as it was won after just one question.
  • Seasons 16 and 21 are the only seasons where this competition was not played at the Final Four. Instead, it was played at the Final Six, during a Double Eviction.
    • Season 21 is the only season where this competition was a PoV competition and not an HoH.
  • So far in the United States, only men have won this competition.
  • JC Mounduix and Cliff Hogg III are the only winners of this competition not to make it to the Final Two.
  • Paul Abrahamian is the only person to play in this competition twice, he won both times.
    • From both of his times, he was the only winner of this competition to make it to the Final Two and not go on and win the game.
  • Steve Moses and Paul Abrahamian (on BB18) are the only winners of this competition to then win the Final HoH.

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