It’s no longer a matter of voting out clashing personalities over house chore squabbles, annoying habits and even loud snoring - the housemates have to be strategic and calculated.
Much like Survivor, housemates are now voting to keep themselves in the game and increase their chances of making it as close to that $250,000 prize as possible.
“It’s such a fun thing to watch play out,” Sonia told WHO, referring to the added dose of drama.
“I know it’s sort of wrong, but if that’s wrong, I don’t want to be right!”
Sonia says the threat of eviction every episode, coupled with challenges, keeps both the housemates and viewers on their toes.
“Twenty years ago we would watch a housemate make a sandwich in the kitchen and we all thought that was amazing!
"But times have changed and our viewing habits have become more sophisticated – we want an outcome every episode, we want a really strong hook for the next night and this new series has got all of that in spades.”
Take a peek below at which housemates have been told “it’s time to go” so far.
The feisty “Fiji warrior princess” was the first housemate sent packing after just one night in the Big Brother house.
After failing to fit in and ruffling more than a few feathers when trying to take charge of the house rations, Laura was evicted.
In an almost unanimous vote, strategic game player Allan was the second housemate to be evicted from the house.
Allan revealed to New Idea he was so “blindsided” by his eviction, he believed it was fake at the time.
After a grand entrance into the Big Brother house, being dropped in cage by a crane, newcomer Soobong and his impeccable strength and agility were immediately labeled a threat.
Only spending one day in the house, the 48-year-old delivery driver was evicted.
Queen Bee of the Big Brother house, Talia Rycroft was eliminated in a brutal blindside by Angela. Nominating tight knit group Talia, Daniel and Casey, the house was divided as they were forced to vote out Talia.
After Kieran began spinning little white lies the Big Brother rumour mill spun out of control and Danni found herself caught in the middle before ultimately being evicted.
Housemates thought they'd finally managed to evict one the game's strongest housemates - Angela.
But, Big Brother had a twist and sent her to his secret bunker before allowing her back into the house.
With Angela secretly pulling the strings from her secret bunker, Ian was evicted in a shock blindside that had his housemates in tears.
When Garth found himself up for nomination against Daniel Gorringe, it seemed as though it would be a close vote.
But at the last-minute, Xavier Molyneux revealed that Garth had been involved in Angela’s first eviction from the house, which all but secured his fate.
Mummy-blogger Zoe hardly stood a chance when nominated alongside Dan and Mat, and she knew it.
After attempting to take out Mat and failing, Shane's fate was all but written on the walls of the Big Brother house.