ALL HAIL MERRON! CANADA’S ANGEL IS EVICTED FROM THE BIG BROTHER CANADA HOUSE

Big Brother is Dropping Another Bombshell on the House with Canada’s Chance to Save a Houseguest on Next Thursday’s Live Eviction Episode

Watch the Head of Household Competition on Monday at
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Live Feeds from the Big Brother Canada House Available on BigBrotherCanada.ca

Toronto, Canada – Edmonton, AB’s Merron Haile, a.k.a. Canada’s angel, surrendered to his BBCAN destiny last night after getting evicted from the Big Brother Canada house. Put up for eviction by perennial comp winner and Head of Household (HOH) Erica, and on the block against Ryan, Merron was unable to find his footing in the house after getting voted in by Canada a week after his fellow houseguests arrived. With the house flip flopping all week, and an unused Power of Veto (POV) by Johnny, Merron was voted out five to three, leaving the house void of his beaming light and Canada down one treasured houseguest. But starting next week, Canada can help save their favourite nominees from eviction by voting online to keep them safe.

“I’m so sorry Canada!” said Merron to host Arisa Cox after exiting the BBCAN gates. “Thanks so much [for voting me in]. I tried so hard. Unfortunately, I couldn’t pull it off but I’m so grateful to have been in the house.”

An ill-fated angel living in hell, Merron’s time in the house felt like a ticking time-bomb from day one. Canada’s gate-crashing houseguest was put up on the block more than any other houseguest this season, although never the target. Merron’s fate became clear this week when HOH Erica started to feel threatened by his protected pawn status. After a few invigorating “game talk” sessions with Merron’s fellow nominee Ryan, Erica found solidarity with Ryan in their shared respect for a game of big moves, and together, they made it their mission to flip the house and get Merron out.

After Merron’s eviction the house guests held on tight for their next HOH competition, Buttoned Up.

Arisa closed the show by delivering the news of an upcoming BBCAN bombshell to the audience following the upcoming show on Wednesday at 7p.m. ET/PT, Canada will be able to vote at bigbrothercanada.ca to save one of the nominees…or to leave the nominations the same. If the save isn’t used next week – Canada will have one more chance the following week!

To find out who wins the Head of Household competition and who gets put up on the block for eviction next, 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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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 groundbreaking content.

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