Mission Accomplished: Kelowna’s Dane Rupert Wins Big Brother Canada Season Seven

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Watch The Morning Show’s #BBCAN7DEBRIEF with Co-Hosts Liem Vu and Arisa Cox Friday at 9 a.m. ET/PT on Global

Toronto, Canada – Rupert, Dane Rupert. In the mind-blowing season finale of one of Canada’s favourite homegrown reality series, civil engineer Dane Rupert was the last agent standing and winner of Big Brother Canada. After crushing comps all season long, winning seven of the 14 he participated in, Dane managed to sway the jury members in a jaw-dropping unanimous vote.

As the winner of #BBCAN7, Dane walks away with a grand prize of $100,000, a $25,000 home furnishing makeover from Leon’s, $10,000 worth of groceries courtesy of Summer Fresh, and an unforgettable trip for two anywhere in the world with Contiki Holidays.

“I honestly can’t believe this right now. I love you guys so much. Thank you so much. BEST GAME EVER,” said Dane Rupert. “I really miss my dad. Mental health is a serious issue. It’s ok to not be ok, but it’s not ok to stay in that mind-frame. Dad, this one’s for you.”

In the final episode of the season, superfan Dane Rupert, underdog Kyra Shenker, and mastermind Anthony Douglas were apprehended for the most important mission of the season: the highly anticipated three-part HOH competition. In the first challenge, the remaining agents went head-to-head-to-head in a grueling operation which required them to stack 25 crystals in order to escape a subterranean layer. After several attempts, near finishes and subsequent failures, the agents quickly realize that slow and steady, not speed, would win the race. In the end, with everyone feeling defeated and deflated, Dane proved top agent and pulled out the first win sending him straight to the third round of the competition.

In the second part, Kyra and Anthony faced off in a code breaking challenge. After a super speedy start, Anthony’s lack of game knowledge started to reveal itself in this mind-bending contest. Anthony quit the round after getting stuck on the second question for over an hour, giving Kyra, who cracked the code in 15 minutes, the win to face Dane in the third round.

In the third and final round, Dane and Kyra competed for the final HOH of the season and a spot in the final two. After a tense trivia round that tested the two agents on their jury member knowledge, Dane bested Kyra and won the final Head of Household, taking Anthony to the final two and solidifying the complete domination of the Pretty Boys alliance.

Watch the one-hour #BBCAN7DEBRIEF on The Morning Show beginning at 9 a.m. ET/PT on Global. All 15 of the season seven houseguests will be joined by co-hosts Arisa Cox and Liem Vu to talk about showmances, betrayals, backdoors and gameplay.

Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 7 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. 

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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.​

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