The Evening's Second Evictee Neda Kalantar Becomes the Season's First Jury Member
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TORONTO, April 14, 2017 /CNW/ - This week Big Brother Canada took the drama into the stratosphere, shocking the houseguests with a double eviction. Eviction night began with the houseguests deciding to send Toronto, Ontario's Emily Hawkin home, in a vote of 8 to 1. After Emily's departure, the BBCAN Odyssey hit some major turbulence as host Arisa Cox announced to the houseguests that their night was far from over and they were about to embark on the season's first double eviction. Vancouver, British Columbia's Neda Kalantar's dramatic eviction was the fallout of Arisa's shocking news, and marked the shattering end to a very shifty week.
When William won last week's Head of Household competition, it was his mission to make a dent in the powerful alliance that had been ruling the house, taking out his allies each week. Working with his "French Connection" alliance-mate Dre Gwenaelle to select nominees, they settled on putting big time boxer, Dillon Carman and his showmance partner Emily on the block together – again. Ultimately, Emily paid the price, and was evicted from the BBCAN Odyssey.
"Dillon is going to be crying all the time now that I'm out of the house," said Emily Hawkin. "He's such a cool dude and I really hope that he can win, but if he doesn't, I hope that Bruno does."
After Emily's eviction, the BBCAN Odyssey went into warp-speed as another HOH competition immediately began. Sindy succeeded (with an "S") to take the title and nominated Dillon and Jackie for eviction. The "Wired for Veto" POV competition was a tight race to the finish, but Jackie was the first to buzz in, seizing the power. Jackie chose to use the POV on herself, leaving Sindy to choose a replacement nominee. Following the POV, a tense confrontation exploded between two of "The Six's" alliance members. Ika and Neda's festering frienemy relationship came to a head with each trying to convince fellow alliance member, Sindy, to put the other one on the block as her replacement nominee. The backdoor scenario left Neda reeling and in attempt to save her life in the house, she exposed her alliance with Ika to get the target off her own back. Unable to keep Sindy in her corner, and with her nomination immunity now defunct, Neda was named the replacement nominee and in a vote of 7 to 1, she became the first member of Big Brother Canada's Season 5 jury.
"I lasted an hour without my immunity," said Neda Kalantar after her eviction. "Ika is so backstabbing and I tried to tell my alliance about her but I just couldn't get through to them. The houseguests voted the wrong person out."
With the Odyssey two passengers lighter, and Jury House filling new vacancies, this week's Head of Household competition will be one to watch. Find out who takes the title on Monday's episode of Big Brother Canada at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global.
Big Brother Canada airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global. Viewers who miss an episode can catch up on Big Brother Canada for free following the broadcast the next day on BigBrotherCanada.ca and Global Go. This season, Global is shaking things up with After the Eviction Live, a weekly Facebook Live chat featuring an extended evicted houseguest interview hosted by Arisa Cox and presented by The Brick. Fans can join the conversation by heading to the Big Brother Canada Facebook page to ask all their burning questions live. And if that's not enough, fans can also watch all of the in-between action on the live feeds from the Big Brother Canada house on BigBrotherCanada.ca.
Check out etcanada.com for interviews with the latest Big Brother Canada evictees including Emily Hawkin and Neda Kalantar. Fans can also read full bios, see photos, and watch exclusive online videos at BigBrotherCanada.ca.
Big Brother Canada houseguests are competing for a grand prize, which this season, along with $100,000, includes a $30,000 home furnishing makeover from The Brick, and a brand-new 2017 Toyota 86. The fan-favourite series continues to offer unparalleled digital extensions that augment the social dynamics and real-time momentum of the 24/7 television production. Big Brother Canada extends from series to site at BigBrotherCanada.ca with exclusive content, full episodes, 24-hour live streams, and a host of surprises and opportunities that allow fans to directly impact the show.
Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 5 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions in association with Corus Entertainment and Endemol. Erin Brock, Sue Brophey, John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby serve as Executive Producers. Eric Abboud and Trevor Boris serve as Supervising Producers.
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