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Tampa bartender evicted, revealed as saboteur on CBS' Big Brother 12



Annie Tampa bartender Annie Whittington has not had much luck on CBS' summertime reality show Big Brother 12.

Last week, she lost out on $10,000 when her team failed to win a challenge. And tonight she was kicked off the game, unanimously voted from the house as viewers learned she was the mysterious saboteur who was supposed to keep the game interesting for five weeks.

Had she lasted that long, Whittington would have earned $50,000 and the satisfaction of making things tougher for all her competitors -- living inside CBS' camera-filled, makeshift house vying for a $500,000 grand prize. Instead, she earned too many enemies too quickly, getting herself ousted from the house during the live results show.

"I think I played a little too hard and put a target on my back," said Whittington, 27, who told her fellow competitors she was from Chicago when the show started, though the program listed Tampa as her hometown. "I have been having a blast all week messing with these houseguests."

Some critics have joked that it seemed like Big Brother's producers were actually carrying out the saboteur's pranks, which included locking a room where the house's food was stored. And though Whittington told host Julie Chen that evicting her from the house was a dumb move, the show's producers may have made the biggest mistake by choosing someone who played the game so inartfully.

At least I don't have to watch any more episodes.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 12, 2010 2:15pm]


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