AGT Contestant Marvin Achi Part of Big Brother Cast–For a Few Hours!

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT — “Auditions” Episode 1702 — Pictured: Marvin Achi — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

After releasing the Big Brother 24 cast list, CBS replaced a houseguest only hours later. Why? He’s a contestant on America’s Got Talent!

The cast list that CBS released on Tuesday afternoon included Marvin Achi, a “chemical engineer” from Houston TX. However, Marvin didn’t last long. A mere hours later, the show announced on social media that “Marvin will no longer be one of our Houseguests on this season of Big Brother. We’re excited to welcome Joseph, a 24-year-old lawyer from Lake Worth, FL. to the #BB24 cast!”Here’s the thing: Marvin ALREADY appeared as a contestant on America’s Got Talent earlier this summer!

Marvin’s AGT audition aired on Episode 2. Fans may recall Marvin as the SHREDDED TO THE CORE fitness instructor who also worked as a chemical engineer. He entered the stage dressed in a lab coat, and after spilling “chemicals” on himself, he stripped off his coat and shirt. He proceeded to flex his muscles, and somehow that was enough to advance him to the next round. Howie Mandel said no. However, the possibility of AGT actually choosing Marvin’s lame act to compete in the live rounds in August–pretty close to nil.

Was CBS unaware of Marvin’s AGT audition?

The question is: How did Marvin get cast on two shows at the same time? Were AGT and Big Brother aware that their contestant was also appearing on another competition, on another network this summer? Interestingly, although Marvin advanced on AGT, NBC did NOT upload his audition. Perhaps he was already disqualified by the time the audition aired.

Was CBS unaware of Marvin’s second gig, until it became public and fans began talking about it on social media? Marvin is gone from the CBS PR site. But this is what his entry looked like on the release:

Marvin Achi — Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2022 CBS 

Name: Marvin Achi 
Age: 28
Hometown: Rivers State, Nigeria
Current City: Houston, Texas
Occupation: Chemical processing engineer

CBS didn’t mention that he moonlights as a personal trainer

Check out his America’s Got Talent audition. He and host Terry Crews engage in a pec-off. It’s pretty dumb. 


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