'Big Brother' contestant chooses mental health over the game and unexpectedly exits the house

·Host & Producer, Yahoo Entertainment
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It was a dramatic first live eviction episode of Big Brother Season 24 as Paloma Aguilar unexpectedly exited the Big Brother house Thursday before the actual eviction took place.

Host Julie Chen Moonves opened the show stating, "As you know, our motto has always been 'Expect the unexpected.' That, tonight, could not be more true." Leading into the first commercial break, Julie said, "The unexpected exit of one houseguest stuns the house and leads to an unprecedented change to the game."

Earlier this week, there had been some controversy surrounding the cast's behavior toward fellow houseguest Taylor Hale, particularly comments made by Paloma, according to fans on social media who had been standing behind and supporting Taylor. However, Paloma decision to leave the house seemed to be due to anxiety, which led to multiple nights of insomnia.

Ultimately, Paloma just couldn't handle it anymore and chose her mental health over the game, for which her fellow houseguests praised her. Chen Moonves then explained to the houseguests how Paloma's early exit would affect the rest of the night as she shared that, due to Paloma, one of the backstage members, being self-eliminated, the other two players Alyssa and Brittany were no longer in jeopardy of being eliminated. On top of that surprise, the first eviction of the season was also officially canceled, which meant that Taylor and fellow block nominee Terrence Higgins were also safe for another week.

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