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April 14, 2023


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TORONTO, April 13, 2023 – The catch of the day was Big Brother Canada Season 11’s resident nice guy, Newfoundland’s Jonathan Leonard, after a difficult decision for the houseguests in an emotional week. First-time HOH, Toronto’s Terrell “Ty” McDonald, was forced to pivot on his nominations when Canada intervened with the belairdirect Protection Insurance vote, but was able to put up another one of his targets, law student Renee Mior instead, alongside Milton, Ontario’s Hope Abolosoo, his intended pawn. When Renee’s ally Shanaya Carter won $5,000 and her first POV of the season, she used it to take Renee off the block, much to Ty’s utter dismay. Ty named Jonathan as the replacement nom, causing an uproar in the Manor. Proven to be the toughest choice in the divided house so far, Jonathan was ultimately sent to jury by a vote of 4 to 3.

“When I came in here, I came in with the mindset of meeting people from all around Canada and getting to know them and building relationships – and I got more than that,” said Jonathan. “I tried to represent my province as best I could and be true to who I am and it seemed to go over well in there.”

The mystery of the previous week was lifted in the BBCAN Manor when the houseguests competed in the first endurance comp of the season, “Get a Grip.” After an impressive five hours, Ty, Hope and Claudia were the final three hanging onto their buoys, but Ty’s athleticism proved beneficial, as his one-handed grip helped him soak up the HOH win. Honing his sights on Santina as his main target, Canada put a wrench in his plans by granting her safety with the final belairdirect Protection Insurance vote. Activating plan B, in an effort to get social threat Renee evicted, HOH Ty directed his attention to Hope, who agreed to go up as a pawn beside block star Renee. But when one of Renee’s besties, Shanaya, came out victorious with the POV win, she refused to play Ty and “The Crown” alliance’s game, and used the veto to take Renee off the block. Ty was forced to change course once again and named nice guy Jonathan as the replacement nominee. With both nominees trying to prove how they’d help their fellow houseguests’ games, eventually Jonathan was evicted, becoming the season’s second jury member and the first member of “The Crown” alliance to depart.

In this week’s HOH competition, “Circle K Trivia Showdown,” the houseguests squared off, putting their memory to the test by answering trivia questions about the Circle K Snack Wall in the BBCAN Manor. In the end, Kuzie’s sweet-tooth and Circle K Snack Wall knowledge prevailed and she became the new Head of Household.

Watch the drama continue on Global and STACKTV, Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET/PT to see how new Head of Household Kuzie uses her newfound power and who gets sent to the jury house in the Fatal Feast, a surprise elimination where another houseguest will be evicted from the BBCAN Manor.

Season 11 of Big Brother Canada airs three nights a week featuring new episodes every Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET/PT (Head of Household), Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT (Power of Veto) and Thursday at 7 p.m. ET/PT (Eviction). Season 11 houseguests are competing for a grand prize of $100,000 cash, $10,000 towards a brand-new wardrobe, courtesy of WINNERS and $10,000 worth of Shark® and Ninja® products.

Wendy’s® returns as the proud sponsor of “After the Eviction Interview” – an extension to host Arisa Cox’s in-show interviews. Delivering exclusive access to the houseguests directly following their eviction every Thursday, fans can catch the interviews live on the #BBCAN TikTok account @BigBrotherCA, also available on Facebook and the next day. Then watch Global’s The Morning Show Friday morning at 9 a.m. ET to catch Jonathan’s first broadcast interview, in addition to ET Canada at 7:30 p.m. ET on Global.

For the full 360° experience, fans can visit to access the Digital Dailies, houseguest interviews, live show votes, and more. Stream Season 11 live and on demand with STACKTV and access past seasons on and the Global TV App.

Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 11 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions (a Boat Rocker company) in association with Corus Entertainment and content powerhouse Banijay, with the deal struck by distribution arm Banijay Rights. Executive Producers are John Brunton, Erin Brock, Eric Abboud, and Arisa Cox.

Corus Entertainment’s Original Content team, driving its slate of unscripted series, is helmed by industry executive Lisa Godfrey as Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios, and supported by longtime TV veterans Krista Look (VP, Original Content, Lifestyle), and Lynne Carter (Executive in Charge of Production).

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels. The Global TV App is available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Roku streaming players, Roku TV™ models, and at

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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 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, digital and streaming services, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News,, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with streaming platforms STACKTV, TELETOON+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. Corus is the domestic advertising representative and an original content partner for Pluto TV, a Paramount Company, which is the leading free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service. For more information visit

About Insight Productions (A Boat Rocker Company)
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. Insight Senior Vice President Erin Brock serves as Executive Producer – alongside Insight’s Chair and CEO John Brunton, on Big Brother Canada. The company has created some of the most dynamic and top-rated programs including ten seasons of ratings hits Big Brother Canada and Top Chef CanadaStronger Together/Tous Ensemble (the largest multi-platform broadcast and highest viewed non-sporting broadcast in Canadian television history); Canada’s New Year’s Eve: Countdown; The Amazing Race Canada (the most watched Canadian show on record); and The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, a live concert special on CBC watched by one in three Canadians. Insight has collaborated with The Black Academy on The Legacy Awards and with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation on Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education and National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of ground-breaking content. For more information on Insight Productions, please visit or on Twitter @insightprod or Facebook

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