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'Big Brother 16' news: How does Battle of the Block work?

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Tonight fans got a new episode of "Big Brother 16" and Julie Chen explained the new twist called Battle of the Block. It confused a lot of fans on this Thursday night episode and they did not understand how it worked. So how does Battle of the Block work exactly? Keep reading to find out.

Okay this is how it works. Each week there will be two people that will win Head of Household. These two people will then nominate two people each. This puts four people up on the block each week but by the end of the week there will only be one Head of Household and two nominees.

They will play a competition called Battle of the Block each week. When they play this competition, it will be the four people who were nominated. If you win, then you and the other person put up with you are safe and will be pulled off the block. This makes the person who nominated you no longer the HOH so they are now in jeopardy. The two nominees who lost will still be on the block and the person who nominated them will still be the HOH.

Julie Chen revealed this big twist earlier this week. All that she explained was that being the HOH doesn't always mean you are safe and that they would do the Battle of the Block competition. This is the first time this has ever happened on "BB."

It does sound like Battle of the Block will be played before the Power of Veto competition. This would mean that if someone takes themselves off the block on "Big Brother 16" then someone who won HOH earlier in the week could ultimately be put on the block and end up getting sent home. It is a bit confusing but once you watch it play out it will all make sense to you.