“Big Brother” Season 18 houseguest James may have just jeopardized his chances at winning the game.

According to Big Brother Network, the returning houseguest from Season 17 recently made a deal with Nicole. While enjoying some quality time in the pool, James told Nicole that he will give her, Corey and Natalie $10,000 each if he becomes the Season 18 winner.

Nicole agreed with James’ plan and pledged to do the same if she will be declared the winner. She added that she will give Corey a gift instead of the money because she knows he won’t accept it.

Immediately after their conversation, the producers of the hit CBS reality TV show called Nicole into the diary room to inform her that such deals cannot be made inside the Big Brother house. Upon leaving the diary room, she was tasked to tell James that they are prohibited from offering each other a share of their money.

“James, we got into trouble. I have to say on camera I won’t buy, I won’t get you something nice,” she said. At this point, the houseguests have become aware of the issue and have begun wondering what Nicole was talking about.

James and Nicole may have been reprimanded by the producers of “Big Brother” Season 18 because making monetary deals are against the house rules. However, bribery will be allowed for one of the houseguests in the coming days.

According to CBS, the next America’s Care Package will grant one houseguest the chance to bribe another houseguest. This move can influence the voting, as well as the Power of Veto (POV) and Head of Household (HOH) competitions. To add to this, the winner will also receive $5,000 that may be used as part of the bribe.

In other news, Paul and Victor were both nominated for eviction this week. However, Paul won the POV so he took himself off the block. According to Buddy TV, co-HOH Michelle decided to nominate Corey. 

“Big Brother” Season 18 airs Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on CBS.