Why did Christie Valdiserri leave Big Brother? Claire Rehfuss to replace star on reality show
Christie Valdiserri is out of 'Big Brother' Season 23 even before she could begin her journey. The housemate has tested positive for Covid and was immediately replaced by Claire Rehfuss. Although she feels fine and has no symptoms, the CBS bosses will follow a strict protocol to ensure everyone's safety, including the crew.
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Coming back to Valdiserri's sudden exit. Quite naturally, she is bummed out. In an Instagram post, the 27-year-old compared the shocking news to the time she was suffering from alopecia. She appeared flummoxed because she had no idea how she had contracted it, especially after having taken the vaccine.
"I have had a roller coaster of emotions the past 48 hours, and as I've been reading through all the comments online, whether they're good or bad, I just have to say that I have put myself out there and shared this vulnerability of being bald and all the comments, good or bad, are affecting everybody else that also is bald and experiences this vulnerability, so spread love," she said.
Who is Claire Rehfuss?
Rehfuss, the one replacing Valdiserri, is a New York-based AI Engineer. She is clear on her strategy and is raring to go. The 25-year-old intends to eliminate the "alpha dudes" and form "advantageous alliances" that will help her survive the cutthroat competition.
"I believe I’ll thrive in a chaotic environment, something I learned from my childhood and from working in such a rapidly changing field, so I’ll try to cause disruptions and create entropy in the game whenever possible," she told the network ahead of premiere and added that it would be a good idea to have a women's team.
Meet Claire, our newest #BB23 houseguest! Claire is a 25-year-old AI engineer from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. 👩💻 Retweet to give her a warm welcome to the BB family! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/P6yQH5inzA— Big Brother (@CBSBigBrother) July 5, 2021
"It’s a cliche that ‘women’s alliances don’t work in Big Brother,’ but it’s only because of the women that are chosen to be a part of them. I’ve found women to be my most loyal friends and I have the ability to quickly read people so I’m confident I’ll find fellow black widows."
'Big Brother' Season 23 premieres on July 7 at 8/7c on CBS. The summer reality hit series will air three episodes every week. Beginning July 11, the show will return on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the same time. For more information, check your local listings. If you don't have access to cable TV, subscribing to streaming services such as AT & TV TV, fubo TV, and Hulu will help your case.