EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED: NICO VERA SELF-EVICTS IN UNPRECEDENTED BIG BROTHER CANADA EVICTION

Watch the Dramatic Fallout Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global

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Toronto, Canada
 – This game is no joke. Big Brother Canada Volume 8 kicked off its supersized season with one of the most shocking departures in Big Brother Canada history – the show’s first-ever self-eviction by Toronto’s Nico Vera.

“Being in the Big Brother house is not easy. There are stresses that we can’t even imagine. You never really know what someone is going through,” said Arisa Cox, Host, Big Brother Canada. “Nico made a decision that was right for him and we completely respect that decision. We wish him nothing but the best.”

After a colossal twist was revealed during the Big Brother Canada season premiere, it was Canada’s vote that determined which houseguests were immediately forced to fight for their safety. Minh-Ly Nguyen-Cao showed superhuman strength to stay safe, leaving Chris Wyllie, Nico Vera and Susanne Fuda in jeopardy. Brain transformation specialist Chris proved his mental prowess in the next challenge, leaving Susanne and Nico on the block and at risk of elimination. With superhero status on the line, and super stresses beyond the imagination, Nico ultimately chose to self-evict in a Big Brother Canada first.

Watch the dramatic fallout on Global Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT to see who wins the first Head of Household competition of the season. Big Brother Canada’s free live feeds are now streaming at bigbrothercanada.ca.

Big Brother Canada’s Season 8 houseguests are competing for a grand prize of $100,000, $10,000 worth of groceries courtesy of Summer Fresh, and an unforgettable dream vacation for two anywhere in the world from Expedia.

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Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 8 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.

Corus Entertainment’s Original Content team driving its slate of unscripted series is helmed by industry executive Lisa Godfrey as VP Original Content and supported by long-time TV veterans Krista Look (Director of Lifestyle) and Lynne Carter (Production Executive).

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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world.  Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 34 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

About Insight Productions Ltd.
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.​

For media inquiries and houseguest interviews, please contact:

Ali Seller
Unit Publicist, Big Brother Canada
647.825.8819
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Michelle McTeague
Senior Publicity Manager, Global Television
416.966.7724
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