BIG BROTHER | Meet the first 4 housemates

Channel 7 has named the first ‘official’ contestant in the 2020 season of Big Brother, but TV Blackbox readers already know three others.

*This post has been updated with additional information

A new promo, which was set to premiere on 7 News tonight, has been released early on social media in what is presumably an effort to distract from the production leaks about the cast of the upcoming series.

Seven has confirmed Mat form Broken Hill, NSW will be entering the house in 5 weeks when the hotly anticipated series airs.

The network has also confirmed there will be 20 contestants competing for $250,000.

According to a short story on the 7 News website, Mat is a Mining Electrician and engaged;

  • “The self-confessed sports nut says it’s a bit of a running joke that he’s Don Bradman “batting above average” with his fiancé Jess.
  • Mat says he’ll bring humour, wit, smarts, ADHD energy and a “beautiful big head” into the Big Brother house.
  • Mat hopes he’s a likeable guy but he’s got to keep his wits about him – it’s a game and if someone comes after him, it’s kill or be killed in Mat’s book.”

This is not Mat’s first time on television. Previously Mat Garrick appeared on the ABC’s Think Tank with Paul McDermot.

The reveal comes after former winner Benjamin Norris named the first three housemates on The Ben, Rob & Robbo Show and TV Blackbox website.

Yesterday we named mummy blogger Zoe George. Although her blog has been inactive since December, George describes herself as;

Mother. Wife. Writer. Teacher. Funny. Honest. Energetic. Prankster. Subtle as a brick in the face.

Zoe is a mum of two children and married.

Previously, Ben also named AFL sports star-turned-influencer Daniel Gorringe and Ian W from Western Australia;

Big Brother contestant Ian W

“That signature hat that you can see him wearing on the show is a bit of a talking point, a way of him getting to know people. Apparently he is a very good conversationalist and from all that I’ve heard apparently he does very well on this upcoming series”

Daniel Gorringe will be a contestant on Big Brother

We will have some exciting Big Brother news on Monday’s edition of The Ben, Rob & Robbo Show at 1pm AEST. Watch LIVE on Ticker TV or on our official facebook page.

Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph | "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail | Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on Sunrise, The Morning Show plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7 News and 9 News. Currently Rob is the host and producer of the TV Blackbox, McKnight Tonight and Monsters Who Murder podcasts plus host & Executive Producer of the video streaming show The Ben, Rob & Robbo show

Similar Articles


We Want To Hear From You


Follow US



STAN GRANT returns to ABC in new International Affairs role

Grant will provide stories and analysis for ABC Online, 7.30, Four Corners, audio current affairs and TV news.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE participant Jamie Doran sues Warner Bros Australia

The former participant in 10's reality love series is suing after his experience on the show

SEVEN and FOXTEL set to announce new broadcast deal for SUPERCARS this week

The new deal is expected to be for five years and for a smaller financial figure than the current six-year $241 million deal between Foxtel and 10.

BROADCAST GUIDE | How to watch the 2020 Indian Premier League LIVE in Australia

This years tournament will be broadcast LIVE on FOX CRICKET on Foxtel with all matches also available to stream on KAYO.

FOXTEL celebrates big day of winners at 2020 EMMY AWARDS

Watchmen helped push HBO to 30 wins in total, including 19 wins during the Creative Arts Emmys – more than any other network.

TODD SAMPSON is this weeks guest on Anh’s Brush With Fame

Advertising guru Todd Sampson is drawn to adventure.

Support TV Blackbox by using our partners