A BOMBSHELL LEAVES THE HOUSE IN PIECES AS ERICA IS EVICTED ON BIG BROTHER CANADA

Canada Votes Massively and Saves Ryan from Eviction

Watch the Head of Household Competition on Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global

Toronto, Canada – Canada has saved Ryan Ballantine and the Big Brother Canada house is turned upside down after Erica Hill from Pickering, ON was sent home in his stead. After a week in absolute hell, Ryan was the clear target in this week’s BBCAN house. Under the cold, merciless thumb of Head of Household Kaela, the season’s most ruthless HOH to-date, Ryan spent a week being painted into the villain he never wanted to be. But to the house’s shock, Ryan’s alliance was with the almighty Canada, who saved him from eviction in a 24-hour online vote leading into Thursday night’s show. After Arisa dropped the beastly bombshell on the house, Kaela, the pint-sized punisher, aimed her fire at Erica. Then, in a vote of five to two, Erica was sent packing, leaving both Will and Ryan in the house thanking their lucky stars.

“Honestly, I understand why Kaela had to [nominate me] because she can’t play the game as well as I can,” said Erica to host Arisa Cox. “I just wanted to go in the house and have fun and whenever I came out, I just wanted to feel proud of the game I played.”

The week started with Ryan on the block next to pawn-of-the-week Will. Ryan’s destiny looked grim after he narrowly lost the Power of Veto win to Johnny who, much to Ryan’s devastation, decided not to mess with Kaela’s nominations. Unbeknownst to Ryan, Canada was working hard on the outside to vindicate him, and ultimately took him off the block, forcing Kaela to immediately name his replacement. After winning the POV in week two, Erica quickly established herself as a comp beast in the house. With a target on her back, she knew early on that winning competitions was her only way to stay safe. But this week, Erica’s immunity powder blew up in her face as she was back-doored and sent home.

After Erica’s eviction, the houseguests had to collect themselves to go straight into a trivia-based HOH competition called “Before or After.” To find out who won HOH, tune into Big Brother Canada on Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

Big Brother Canada airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global. Viewers who missed this week’s episodes can catch up on Big Brother Canada following the broadcast the next day On Demand, and on GlobalTV.com and Global GO (now available on Apple TV). And if that’s not enough, fans can also watch all of the in-between action on the live feeds from the Big Brother Canada house on BigBrotherCanada.ca.

Plus, all season long, viewers can catch After the Eviction, an exclusive weekly series hosted by Arisa Cox available across all social platforms, presented by Shaw. Following Wednesday night’s Power of Veto episodes, fans can submit all their burning questions on the Big Brother Canada Facebook page and catch the answers on After the Eviction on Fridays at 10 a.m. ET as part of the evicted houseguests’ extended interviews.

The Season 6 houseguests are competing for a grand prize of $100,000, a European dream vacation for two courtesy of Air Transat, and a $30,000 home furnishing makeover from The Brick.

Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 6 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions in association with Corus Entertainment and Endemol Shine. Executive producers are John Brunton and Erin Brock.

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Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

About Insight Production Company, Ltd.
Insight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, is Canada’s most established content producer.  Headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby, Insight is an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted, as well as digital content.  Erin Brock serves as showrunner on Big Brother Canada – the most watched reality program across specialty channels in Canada.  Big Brother Canada, The Amazing Race CanadaThe JUNO Awards 2017, Top Chef CanadaCanada Day 150! From Coast to Coast to Coast, and Canada’s New Year’s Eve – Countdown to 2017 were collectively nominated for 24 Canadian Screen Awards in 2018.  Other productions include The LaunchInterventionReady Or NotFalcon BeachHatching, Matching & Dispatching, A Fury Christmas, and Canadian Idol.  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 ground-breaking content.

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