Operation Houseguest Underway! Global Announces 14 New Agents Joining The Seventh Season Of Big Brother Canada

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February 27, 2019


Fans Can Head to BigBrotherCanada.ca Now and Vote for One Lucky Houseguest to Receive Top Level Clearance and Information

#BBCAN7 Premieres Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Global

Toronto, Canada
 – Global uncovers a house of spies as 14 new houseguests enter the sleek Big Brother Canada headquarters on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The #BBCAN7 “agents” are on a mission to be the last one standing, but they will have to endure and overcome a season of manipulation, adaptation, and deception. In a house filled with secrets and lies, houseguests may very well be burned by double-agents, or manage to sneak their way through their mission and claim the grand prize.

Fighting for a chance to win the coveted grand prize, the 14 agents assigned to this season of Big Brother Canada include a former radio host who’s been named one of Edmonton’s Top 20 under 30; a former professional hockey player turned musician and goalie coach from British Columbia; a quirky and big-hearted, non-binary bartender from Montreal; a tattooed and edgy judicial clerk from Calgary; and a free-spirited and handsome poet/DJ from Toronto.

Now Canada can choose to accept their own Big Brother Canada mission by giving one lucky spy access to classified information. Starting today, fans can go to BigBrotherCanada.ca to vote for one of the 14 agents to be granted top level clearance to Leon’s hidden secret lounge, where they will gain covert access to valuable intel that could help their mission. Viewers can watch Global on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. ET/PT to find out which agent will be collecting this valuable information.

The following 14 agents are entering the #BBCAN7 house to compete for a grand prize of $100,000, a $25,000 home furnishing makeover from Leon’s, $10,000 worth of groceries courtesy of Summer Fresh, and an unforgettable trip for two anywhere in the world with Contiki Holidays.

Adam Pike
Age: 27
Hometown: Spaniard’s Bay, N.L.
Occupation: Oil Field Worker
About: Adam is a double-threat with a physique strong enough to crush the competitions and a social game savvy enough to win over the house.

Anthony Douglas
Age: 31
Hometown: Richmond Hill, Ont.
Occupation: Gas Inspector
About: Don’t be fooled by his 6’4” stature, Anthony is a charming, smooth-talking Momma’s boy and teddy bear at heart.

Chelsea Bird
Age: 30
Hometown: Edmonton, Alta.
Occupation: Radio Host
About: At first glance, this cat-loving, bubbly radio host is sweet on the surface, but she is willing to lie, scheme, and manipulate the other houseguests to claim the BBCAN winner status.  

Damien Ketlo
Age: 28
Hometown: Nadleh Whut’en, B.C.
Occupation: Goalie Coach
About: This former pro hockey player is a force to be reckoned with, bringing both brain and brawn into the Big Brother Canada house. Damien has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Native American studies and is incredibly passionate about his Indigenous heritage.

Dane Rupert
Age: 27 (will turn 28 while in the house)
Hometown: Kelowna, B.C.
Occupation: Civil Technician
About: Known as a local Kelowna celebrity, this goofy hockey jock believes you must play hard to win big.

Eddie Lin
Age: 25
Hometown: Montreal, Que.
Occupation: Cryptocurrency Developer
About: This cryptocurrency enthusiast learned how to speak English by watching the show. Now as a houseguest, Eddie is ready to test his knowledge of the series and manipulate the other players. 

Estefania Hoyos
Age: 23
Hometown: Gatineau, Que.
Occupation: Student
About: Estefania was bit by the travel bug early. Born in Colombia before moving to Canada, she has travelled the world and like a chameleon, can adapt to any situation.

Kailyn Archer
Age: 42
Hometown: Grande Prairie, Alta.
Occupation: Psychic
About: This free-spirited mother of four lives for her family and has an intuition like no other. She’s confident the house will enjoy her cooking and even more confident that she won’t enjoy slop.

Kiera Wallace
Age: 23
Hometown: Port Moody, B.C.
Occupation: Bartender
About: This vivacious West Coaster is going to lean in on her ability to connect with the other houseguests to keep her safe in the game…but will have no problem sending them out the door.

Kyra Shenker
Age: 25
Hometown: Montreal, Que.
Occupation: Bartender
About: This big-hearted non-binary bartender is ready to become the #BBCAN7 mastermind. Though very caring, Kyra is also analytical and hopes the houseguests will see them as emotional support rather than a threat. 

 Laura Roberts
Age: 26 (will turn 27 while in the house)
Hometown: Calgary, Alta.
Occupation: Judicial Clerk
About: An unapologetic Italian-Canadian with a larger-than-life personality and a no-nonsense attitude. This tattooed law clerk will do what it takes to find justice in the BBCAN house.

Age: 31
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Poet/DJ
About: A philosopher at heart, this poet and DJ is ready to shake up the BBCAN house and adapt to every situation he faces to win the ultimate prize.

Mark Drelich
Age: 29
Hometown: Edmonton, Alta.
Occupation: Travel Guide
About: This charming and rebellious world traveller has more than meets the eye. With a specific strategy in place, Mark has no problem breaking off alliances and ending friendships to become the winner.

Samantha Picco
Age: 30
Hometown: Conception Bay South, N.L.
Occupation: Beauty Salon Owner
About: A pint-sized powerhouse with a larger-than-life personality, Samantha is ready to bring some east coast charisma to the Big Brother Canada house.

Click here to download photos of the Big Brother Canada houseguests. For full bios, photos, and exclusive online videos head to BigBrotherCanada.ca. Plus, watch ET Canada tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on Global for interviews with the Big Brother Canada houseguests.

Airing exclusively on Global, Big Brother Canada plucks a group of hand-picked strangers from their homes, sequesters them from the outside world, and places them inside a house outfitted wall-to-wall with cameras and microphones that capture their every move. Each week the houseguests battle in a series of challenges that give them power or punishment, voting each other out until the fate of the final two is decided by a jury of fellow houseguests. This season, the winner of Big Brother Canada will take home a grand prize of $100,000, a $25,000 home furnishing makeover from Leon’s, $10,000 worth of groceries courtesy of Summer Fresh, and an unforgettable trip for two anywhere in the world with Contiki Holidays.

Big Brother Canada continues to offer unparalleled digital extensions that augment the social dynamics and real-time momentum of the 24/7 television production. #BBCAN7 extends from series to site at BigBrotherCanada.ca with exclusive content, full episodes, 24-hour live feeds, and a host of surprises and opportunities that allow fans to directly impact the show.

Big Brother Canada premieres Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, and continues to air Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global. For Season 7, viewers can stream #BBCAN7 live on GlobalTV.com and Global GO by signing in with their TV service provider credentials or catch up the next day on GlobalTV.com and Global GO (now available on Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV), and BigBrotherCanada.ca.

Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 7 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions Ltd. in association with Corus Entertainment and Endemol Shine. Executive Producers are John Brunton and Erin Brock.

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Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, is Canada’s most established content producer and an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted, as well as digital content.  With thousands of hours of programming under its belt, the company has created some of the most dynamic and top-rated programs in the world including Big Brother Canada (for which Erin Brock serves as EP and Showrunner alongside EP John Brunton); The Amazing Race CanadaThe JUNO AwardsTop Chef CanadaIntervention; and original formats including The Launch and Battle of the Blades. Insight’s scripted programming includes award-winning Ready Or NotFalcon BeachHatching, Matching & Dispatching A Fury Christmas; But I’m Chris Jericho!; and The Jon Dore Television Show. In 2017, Insight produced The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, a live concert special watched by one in three Canadians. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of groundbreaking content.  For more information on Insight Productions, please visit www.insighttv.com or on Twitter – @insightprod. Or Facebook www.facebook.com/InsightProductions.​

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