Big Brother fans are hoping to see Josh Martinez in the new season of All-Star are disappointed, but super cautious producers took him out of the house because of a possible false positive COVID test.
‘BB’ season 22 premiered on Wednesday night without Josh – the winner of season 19 – and TMZ learned that he had dropped out of the cast due to a positive test while he was registering for the new season a few weeks ago.
According to production sources … after this positive test, Josh was tested again several times this week and had all the negative results. Remember that he has been isolating himself all this time – but we are told that one positive is enough to scare the producers, who think it is too risky to put him in BB House with the other contestants.
Thus, the decision was made to release him from the sequel earlier this week – just days before the premiere of the new season – and replace him with a replacement.
Our sources claim that Josh arrived in LA second until the last week of July along with all the other major and alternate houseguests, which had to continue for 2 weeks while undergoing ongoing COVID testing.
As far as we know … Josh was the only one who tested positive, but we are told he is healthy and free of the virus. He has since been spotted nearby with friends in LA.
As we told you first … CBS’s hit show made some basic coronavirus guidelines and precautions for assembling this season’s “Big Brother All-Stars,” and that applies to both the cast and crew.