Global Announces 14 New Houseguests Ready To Write The Next Chapter Of Big Brother Canada

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February 24, 2021


Fans Can Vote Now at to Nominate Two Houseguests to Become Team Captains of the BBCAN9 House

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TORONTO, February 24, 2021 – It’s a new beginning for Big Brother Canada as 14 Canadians rise to the challenge to take back the BBCAN house. Premiering Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, this season’s houseguests will embark on a new chapter filled with mind-blowing obstacles and challenges they must conquer with no fear. The stakes are high with plot twists at every turn, tough competitions, and a possible showmance or two. It will take everything these houseguests have to survive in the Big Brother house as they strategize and battle their way to the top to be crowned the winner of Big Brother Canada Season 9. With a new era of Big Brother Canada comes a diverse cast of champions from all walks of life ready to take the stage. This season’s houseguests include a friendly Newfoundlander with a background in graphic design, a multifaceted police officer from Ontario, an Indigenous radio host from British Columbia, a fun-loving farm girl and homeless support worker from Alberta, a transgender social media influencer from British Columbia, and more.

For the first time ever, houseguests will be competing in two teams to start the season and Canada is choosing the team captains! Starting today until Saturday, February 27, Canadians can vote as often as they’d like on for the two houseguests that they think should be named the team captains. On night one, the battle for Season 9 begins as the two chosen captains will each have the power to select teammates for their individual teams. For their efforts, the captains will be rewarded with safety from eviction for the first week. Watch the voting results play out during the premiere on Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT to see which houseguests will lead their team to victory…or defeat.

For a sneak peek into this season’s daring theme, watch ET Canada on Monday, March 1 at 7:30 p,m. ET for an exclusive tour of the new #BBCAN9 house followed by a one-one-one interview with Host and Executive Producer Arisa Cox.

Watch weekly interviews with the evicted houseguests on Global’s The Morning Show and ET Canada every Friday.

In addition, TikTok will be the exclusive home to “After the Eviction” – a continuation of Arisa’s in-show interviews available only on BBCAN’s TikTok account @BigBrotherCA. These live chats will provide fans with access to the houseguests directly following their eviction every Thursday.

Meet the 14 houseguests entering the #BBCAN9 house and vying for the grand prize of $100,000, $10,000 worth of grills and grilling accessories courtesy of Weber, $10,000 powered by Sunlight and an unforgettable vacation for two from Expedia:

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Austin Dookwah
Age: 23
Hometown: Newmarket, Ont.
Occupation: Realtor/Model
About: With brains and beauty, this BBCAN superfan will take out the competition with her knowledge of the game and flirtatious strategy.

Beth Bieda
Age: 27
Hometown: Tomahawk, Alta.
Occupation: Homeless Support Worker
About: Beth may be a country girl through and through, but her trauma training, physical strength and mental fortitude will lead her to win #BBCAN9.

Breydon White
Age: 23
Hometown: Calgary, Alta.
Occupation: Anthropology Student
About: Watch out for this fierce and hardworking competitor who never gives up. Breydon will not only be there to stay, but will be there to slay.

Jedson Tavernier
Age: 25
Hometown: Aurora, Ont.
Occupation: Personal Trainer
About: This well-rounded ladies’ man is confident he holds the three essential qualities needed to succeed on BBCAN: athleticism, intelligence, and a charming personality.

Josh Farnworth
Age: 30
Hometown: New Westminster, B.C.
Occupation: Film Production Coordinator
About: This authentic and intelligent film production coordinator has no problem stirring up the game.

Julie Vu
Age: 28
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.
Occupation: Social Media Influencer
About: Don’t be fooled by the beauty and glamour, this YouTube star is ready to pull out all the show-stopping moves to become a BBCAN icon.

Kiefer Collison
Age: 31
Hometown: Old Masset, B.C.
Occupation: Radio Host
About: This laid-back radio host and family man may not seem like a threat, but he will use this to his advantage to become the next #BBCAN9 champion.

Kyle Moore
Age: 26
Hometown: Red Deer, Alta.
Occupation: Unemployed Hockey Coach
About: Kyle plans to make as many connections as possible and dominate the competitions in hopes to become the BBCAN9 champ.

Latoya Anderson
Age: 34
Hometown: Pickering, Ont.
Occupation: Police Officer
About: This Ambitious police officer will make nice with the houseguests and build alliances to make it to the top, all while undercover as a fashion designer.

Rohan Kapoor
Age: 26
Hometown: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Strategic Partnerships Manager
About: Confident, athletic, strategic and charming, Rohan has all the elements needed to be a great Big Brother Canada player.

Tera Gillen-Petrozzi
Age: 37
Hometown: LaSalle, Ont.
Occupation: Mom/Spin Instructor
About: This free-spirited married mom of two is ready to show women and moms everywhere that it is never too late to follow her dreams to become the next BBCAN winner.

Tina Thistle
Age: 42
Hometown: Paradise, N.L.
Occupation: Graphic Designer
About: This driven entrepreneur will take on the BBCAN house by being pleasant on the surface, with more than a few tricks up her sleeves.

Tychon Carter-Newman

Age: 28
Hometown: Montreal, Que.
Occupation: Urban Planner
About: Tychon is prepared to charm the houseguests and play his way through the game, straight to finale.

Victoria Woghiren
Age: 27
Hometown: Hamilton, Ont.
Occupation: Youth Advocate
About: Victoria is a competitive risk-taker with super high energy and a solid social game that will ensure victory.

Big Brother Canada Season 9 premieres Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, followed by new episodes on Global three nights a week Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Stream the new season live or on demand with STACKTV and the Global TV App and visit for houseguest interviews, live show votes, free live feeds, spoilers, exclusive content and more.

Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 9 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions Ltd. in association with Corus Entertainment and Banijay. Executive Producers are John Brunton, Erin Brock, Eric Abboud, Trevor Boris 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 (Director of Original Lifestyle), and Lynne Carter (Executive in Charge of Production).

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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, a suite of digital and streaming assets, 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 innovative 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, HISTORY®, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News,, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit

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. Insight Senior Vice President Erin Brock serves as Executive Producer along with Insight’s Chairman, CEO and Executive Producer, John Brunton, on BIG BROTHER CANADA. Insight recently produced STRONGER TOGETHER/TOUS ENSEMBLE to support our country during the COVID-19 crisis and it was the 2nd highest rated program ever broadcast on Canadian television as well as raising over $8 million for Food Banks Canada.  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 – THE JUNO AWARDS Canada’s national music award show, CANADA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE: COUNTDOWN which was the highest rated show on the CBC in both 2018 and 2019, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA – the most watched Canadian series on record, ratings hit – BIG BROTHER CANADA, TOP CHEF CANADA, INTERVENTION and original formats BATTLE OF THE BLADES, I DO, REDO & WALL OF CHEFS. Insight’s scripted programming includes award-winning READY OR NOT, FALCON BEACH, HATCHING, MATCHING & DISPATCHING, A CHRISTMAS FURY, BUT I’M CHRIS JERICHO! and THE JON DORE TELEVISION SHOW along with award-winning feature documentaries HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD and GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND. 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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