Last month, ABC’s new reality series claim to fame, hosted by Kevin and Frankie Jonas, made its way to screens, and fans have found themselves fully invested in all the action.
The show began with twelve contestants, each one of whom was related to a celebrity. The point of the show is to figure out who the boldface name is in everyone’s family tree.
The clue wall, which has images that relate to each hidden celebrity relationship, had fans making their own guesses in real-time, along with the rest of the cast.
More From Women’s Health
So far, the season’s shocking reveals have had the internet working overtime to figure out all the matches. People have thrown around celebs such as Miley Cyrus, Tom Holland, Prince, Loni Love, and more. But there are still a lot of question marks to solve.
And if you’ve found yourself reading this article, that probably means you’re here for some spoilers. Lucky for you, a few contestants have already been figured out. Here’s what to know so far:
How does the show work?
If you’re not familiar with the concept of the show, here’s a quick rundown. Twelve contestants share clues that hint at their celebrity relative. The only twist is that some of those “clues” are actually lies to throw off the other contestants. The overall goal is to be the last one keeping their relative’s identity a secret without being figured out.
The contestants also have to do a series of challenges every week. The winner of each challenge will be exempt from being identified, and the bottom two will have to wait while the house determines which of them will be selected as the “guesser.” The guesser must select another member of the house and correctly guess their celebrity relative.
If they’re correct, the person matched with their celebrity will be sent home. But if they’re wrong, the guesser’s celebrity connection will be revealed, and they’ll be sent home. The winner will receive a $100,000 prize.
Who’s been guessed so far?
During episode four, Pepper was voted to be the guesser for the third time. She incorrectly guessed that Kai was related to Andra Day. womp.
Instead, Brittany was eliminated after it was revealed that she was the daughter of former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre.
Here’s a list of who has been eliminated so far:
- Brittany, Brett Favre’s daughter
- M Lamar (“X”), Laverne Cox’s twin
- Michael (Cubb Coleman), Zendaya’s cousin
- Maxwell, Chuck Norris’ grandson
Stay tuned to see who gets eliminated next!
What happened in the earlier episodes?
During episode three, the 10 remaining contestants put their strategy skills to the test, and things got messy.
“X” and Dominique bonded over their desire to eliminate Brittany, who they correctly realized in episode two was Brett Favre’s daughter. To get her out of the game, the two decided that “X” would purposely lose the next challenge to become the guesser.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned, and Lark was voted to be the official guesser, instead. And to the surprise of the other contestants, Lark decided to make a guess about “X”s identity instead and correctly guessed that he was related to Lavern Cox (they’re twins). She credited Louise’s shared clue to her successful guess.
In episode 2, a few cast mates used the clue wall and one of the items in the challenge (a fake spider) to figure out that Michael was related to Zendaya. Michael tried to sell out Brittany’s celebrity relative in exchange for his safety, but the house wasn’t buying into his obvious deflection attempts.
Since Pepper was the guesser, she went with her gut and correctly guessed that Michael was, in fact, Zendaya’s cousin. Pepper was also the guesser for week one when she incorrectly guessed that Maxwell was Steven Spielberg’s grandson.
This content is imported from poll. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.
However, before she could officially make her guess, Maxwell was disqualified for secretly using his phone. (Contestants are not allowed to use their phones while they’re on the show.) Upon his disqualification, it was revealed that he was actually the grandson of Chuck Norris. This also kept Pepper from going home.
Who else is on the chopping block?
Some contestants look exactly like their celebrity relatives, like Adria *ahem* I mean “Louise.” And unfortunately, she’s not the only one sharing looks with their match.
The house has agreed that “Louise” is actually Simone Biles’ little sister, Adrian. And Amarah was also revealed to viewers as Whoopi Goldberg’s granddaughter.
And although most of the cast acknowledges the clear resemblances, it seems like they’re choosing to keep them around in case they need an easy vote to save themselves.
And Twitter had some thoughts:
What about the rest of the cast?
The other castmates haven’t been discovered yet, but you can count on the internet to be curious (and impatient) enough to find the answers before it airs.
Spoilers ahead! Don’t read past this point unless you want to see all 12 matchups.
Following Maxwell’s disqualification in episode one, everyone was dying to know who Pepper’s relative was since she was the guesser.
In a Twitter thread, a user did some digging and claims that Pepper is Dean Martin’s granddaughter. The user also provided side-by-side photos of each contestant and evidence of their celeb relation.
Note: This list is all based on one Twitter thread.
- “X” is Laverne Cox’s twin brother.
- Brittany is Brett Favre’s daughter.
- Michael is Zendaya’s cousin.
- Loreal or “LC” is Keke Palmer’s sister.
- Lark is Cindy Crawford’s niece.
- Logan is Jason Aldean’s cousin.
- Kai is related to Tiffany Haddish.
- Pepper is Dean Martin’s grand daughter.
- Maxwell is Chuck Norris’ grandson.
- “Louise” is Simon Biles’ sister.
- Amarah is Whoopi Goldberg’s grand daughter.
- Dominique is Al Sharpton’s daughter.
And here’s even more evidence to back up that list.
In last night’s episode, Kai wore a floor-length white gown which fans believe to have seen Tiffany Haddish wear before. Twitter users also pointed out that this had to be the same dress that Tiffany wore to multiple award shows.
As for Dominic, Claim To Fame fans were convinced that she was related to Loni Love due to their physical resemblance, but recent episodes have pointed to a new celebrity family member: American civil rights activist, talk show host, and politician Reverend Al Sharpton according to news week.
Lark previously revealed that her famous relative is her aunt and was a supermodel in the 1980s. Viewers are pretty confident that means she’s Cindy Crawford’s niece, since the supermodel follows Lark on Instagram, according to news week.
Now that you know all the details, you can sit back, relax, and watch the cast scramble for clues every Monday on ABC.
Sabrina is an editorial assistant for Women’s Health. When she’s not writing, you can find her running, training in mixed martial arts, or reading.