Ika Wong ousted from Big Brother Canada

The houseguests find out Canada is HOH. Photo by Greg Henkenhaf. (CNW Group/SLICE) (CNW Group/Shaw Media)

Ika Wong is evicted from Big Brother Canada. Photo by Greg Henkenhaf. (CNW Group/SLICE) (CNW Group/Shaw Media)

Canada named this week's HOH

See Canada's nominations Sunday at 9pm ET/PT on SliceTM

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TORONTO, March 28, 2014 /CNW/ - In one of the most shocking Big Brother Canada episodes of the season, Toronto's Ika Wong was the fourth houseguest sent packing, followed by a jaw-dropping #TWISTOSTWIST where Canada was named this week's Head of Household.

After winning last week's HOH, Rachelle Diamond nominated "new girl" Allison White and second-time nominee, Heather Decksheimer. Allison won the coveted POV - with a little help from her fellow houseguests - and saved herself, leaving Rachelle to nominate Ika as the replacement.

"I thought I was going to win. It is the absolute worst feeling in the world to get backdoored because you can't fight yourself," stated Ika Wong.

Prior to the eviction, Ika won "Letters from Home", a reward-based challenge, and was sent to the backyard to claim her prize. Unbeknownst to her, the houseguests were watching from the living room as she made a nail-biting decision between $5,000 for herself or a letter from home for each of her fellow houseguests. She took the cash and shredded the letters before being evicted in an 8-1 vote.

After Ika left the house, the houseguests were sent to an empty backyard where Arisa revealed that there would be no challenge because Big Brother had named Canada this week's HOH. While the houseguests were picking their jaws up off the ground, voting for this week's nominees opened online at BigBrotherCanada.ca. Voting closes Friday, March 28 at 10pm ET. Big Brother reveals the house-flipping results Sunday, March 30 at 9pm ET/PT on Slice.

The popular Big Brother Canada live feeds will go dark beginning Saturday, March 29 and return following Sunday's nomination episode.

Big Brother Canada airs three nights a week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on Slice. The Big Brother Canada Side Show airs Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT. Big Brother Canada After Dark airs seven days a week from 2am - 5am ET/11pm - 2am PT.

Find #BBCAN2 on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Visit the all-new BigBrotherCanada.ca for full episodes, live streams, and even more ways for fans to impact the game.

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Image with caption: "The houseguests find out Canada is HOH. Photo by Greg Henkenhaf. (CNW Group/SLICE) (CNW Group/Shaw Media)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140328_C7586_PHOTO_EN_38453.jpg

Image with caption: "Ika Wong is evicted from Big Brother Canada. Photo by Greg Henkenhaf. (CNW Group/SLICE) (CNW Group/Shaw Media)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140328_C7586_PHOTO_EN_38454.jpg


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