Big Brother Canada

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Big Brother is a Canadian reality television show. The show follows a group of people known as "HouseGuests". They are not allowed to contact anyone from outside the Big Brother house. They are under constant surveillance of cameras and microphones. They live in the house for a chance to win $100,000. Each week the HouseGuests will vote to evict one of the two nominees from the house until two remain.[1][2] The winner is decided by the last seven evicted HouseGuests, known as the Big Brother Jury.[3]

The show is based on the original Dutch language show Big Brother, which was created in 1997 by John de Mol.[4] The Canadian show is produced by Endemol USA and Insight Productions. Insight Productions had produced other Canadian versions of the popular television shows, Canadian Idol and Canada's Got Talent.[5]

In January 2013, Arisa Cox was named as the show's host.[6][7] The first season aired on February 27, 2013 on Slice.[8] On June 5, 2013, the show announced that it will return for a second season. The winner of the first season was Jillian MacLaughlin.[9] The winner of the first season was Jillian MacLaughlin.[10]

Season details[change | change source]

Season HouseGuests Days Winner Runner-up Finale vote Notes
Big Brother 1 15 71 Jillian MacLaughlin Gary Levy 4-3 The first Canadian edition of Big Brother featured a total of fifteen HouseGuests competing to win the $100,000 grand prize.
Big Brother 2 Jon Pardy Sabrina Abbate 6-1

Controversy[change | change source]

Big Brother 1[change | change source]

During the final vote Topaz Brady voted for Jillian McLaughlin instead of Gary Levy. She said that she mistakenly voted for Jillian. Topaz pleaded with show producers to allow her vote be changed. However, because of the rules she was not allowed to do so. Topaz's vote for Jillian helped her win Big Brother. Gary was runner-up and said that he is happy for Jillian.[11][12]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Bigbrotherarchive.com". www.bigbrotherarchive.com.
  2. "Will being nice help to survive Big Brother Canada?".
  3. "Big Brother Canada Casting and Launch Details". 28 June 2012.
  4. Carman, John (July 5, 2000). "`Big Brother' Watches Their Every Movement". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-04-19.
  5. Canada Newswire (30 May 2012). "The Big Brother Phenomenon is Coming to Canada". Press release. https://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newswire.ca%2Fen%2Fstory%2F983661%2Fthe-big-brother-phenomenon-is-coming-to-canada&date=2012-05-31. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  6. "Arisa Cox named 'Big Brother Canada' host". ca.omg.yahoo.com.
  7. "Big Brother Canada: Arisa Cox to host first edition of reality show - The Star". thestar.com.
  8. "Big Brother Canada to Start February 18, 2013 on Slice - Big Brother Canada – BigBrotherCanada.com on Slice".
  9. http://blogs.slice.ca/big-news-big-brother-canada-renewed/
  10. http://www.canada.com/entertainment/Controversy+swirls+over+Jillians+firstever+Brother+Canada/8330389/story.html
  11. http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/controversy-swirls-over-jillian-s-win-on-the-first-ever-big-brother-canada-1.144953
  12. "Big Brother Canada names winner in dramatic first season finale". 3 May 2013.

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