JEDSON TAVERNIER SENT STRAIGHT TO THE JURY HOUSE AFTER EPIC BATTLE-BACK COMPETITION WITH TERA GILLEN-PETROZZI IN BIG BROTHER CANADA’S FAKE DOUBLE EVICTION

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TORONTO, April 27, 2021 – After last week’s suspenseful fake double eviction, Aurora, Ontario’s Jedson Tavernier was sent straight to jury after an epic battle-back competition with LaSalle, Ontario’s Tera Gillen-Petrozzi. The two freshly-evicted houseguests faced off in a grueling head-to-head challenge for a chance to win their way back into the house where Tera ultimately emerged victorious and immediately rejoined the four remaining houseguests in the Big Brother Canada house and Jedson officially became the season’s fourth jury member.

“I made it this far by playing true to myself and never wavering from that,” said Jedson. “But I think to ultimately get to the end, you’re going to have to be cut-throat, you’re going to have to betray people, you’re going to have to lie and deceive, and those are just things that I find hard to do.”

As the doors to the backyard finally opened, the houseguests were shocked to see Tera, their most recent target, standing there in a victorious moment after defeating comp-beast Jed. As the aftermath unfolded, the houseguests still needed to crown a new Head of Household. In a memory game that saw the houseguests placing bets on their own knowledge, Calgary, Alberta’s Breydon White won his first HOH of the season.

Watch the drama unfold on Global, Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET/PT to see who Head of Household Breydon White nominates for eviction and who wins the POV competition. Plus, catch all the live feed action at bigbrothercanada.ca.

Voting is now open for the #BBCAN9 Awards at bigbrothercanada.ca and will close on Wednesday night. See who wins the coveted awards at The BBCAN Ball next Monday, May 3rd at 9 p.m. ET on Global. Categories include: Best Musical Act, Best Prank, Best Kiss and much more.

Following Jedson’s eviction, watch “After the Eviction” LIVE exclusively on TikTok – an extension of Arisa’s in-show interviews. Follow along on Big Brother Canada’s TikTok account  @BigBrotherCA. Then watch Global’s The Morning Show Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. ET to catch Jedson’s first broadcast interview, in addition to ET Canada at 7:30 p.m. ET on Global.

Big Brother Canada’s Season 9 houseguests are competing for a 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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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.

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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 encompasses 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, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit 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. 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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