Big Brother Canada gears up for epic First Five competition with the season's fifth evicted houseguest

Watch Sunday at 7pm ET/PT on Global to see the KFC First Five Fight for One Ticket Back into the Big Brother Canada House

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TORONTO, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - In another unanimous house vote, Johnny Colatruglio, the 26 year-old super fan from Winnipeg became the fifth person to be evicted from Big Brother Canada. Johnny completes the First Five, joining Risha, Sindy, Naeha, and Graig in the fight to compete for a chance to re-enter the house. This first-of-its-kind competition kicks off Sunday at 7pm ET/PT on Global as the First Five battle for the sole spot to get back into the house and give the houseguests their biggest shock yet this season.

"I don't know what happened in there, it's crazy and unlike anything I've experience before – an emotional rollercoaster," said Johnny Colatruglio upon eviction. "It was a unanimous vote, people are playing the game and I understand that. As a fan you have to play and think ahead."  

In one of the most heart-warming HOH wins this season, Bruno Ielo, husband and father of two boys, earned himself safety from eviction, a much-needed letter from home, and a birthday card from his family, instantly sparking nationwide waterworks. Bruno nominated Sarah and Johnny for eviction and continued his winning streak by winning the Power of Veto. After learning that his veto held double the power, Bruno played it safe and kept his nominations the same, sealing the fate of Johnny, Winnipeg's first-ever houseguest.

This Sunday, fans will watch one of the most action-packed episodes yet with grueling challenges happening inside and outside the house. Inside, a new HOH will reign and nominate two more houseguests for eviction, and outside, one of the First Five will battle their way back inside the house. Big Brother Canada is hitting the halfway point, and with a former houseguest about to enter, alliances will build and burn. Watch Sunday at 7pm ET/PT on Global to find out who wins HOH and how the First Five will compete to get back in to the house.

Watch the Big Brother Canada Side Show Thursday at 10pm ET on Slice™ to see the First Five together in an exclusive pre-competition interview. Big Brother Canada airs Mondays at 8pm ET/PT, Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT and Sundays at 7pm ET/PT on Global.

Big Brother Canada's houseguests are competing for a grand prize of $100,000, a $25,000 gift card from The Brick, and a $10,000 trip of a lifetime courtesy of Twistos. Based on Endemol's worldwide hit franchise and in association with Shaw Media, Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Production Company Ltd., an award-winning production company most recently honoured with an Academy Icon Award on its 35th anniversary by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

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