Following a Surprise Twist Aneal Ramkissoon Becomes Third Houseguest Evicted from Big Brother Canada

Canada Votes to Save Suzette Amaya in First Chevrolet Power Shift 

Emmett Blois Takes Title as New Head of Household

Next Episode of Big Brother Canada Airs Sunday at 9pm ET/PT on Slice TM

Additional photography from this episode will be available at 10am ET on the media site at: www.shawmediatv.ca

TORONTO, March 15, 2013 /CNW/ - It's been a week of surprise twists inside the Big Brother Canada house. In a vote of eight to two, Richmond Hill local Aneal Ramkissoon became the third houseguest to be evicted from the Big Brother Canada house in Thursday night's eviction episode on Slice TM.

The 21-year-old savvy strategist from Richmond Hill, Ontario lost out to Toronto native AJ Burman following an unexpected change in the course of Thursday's episode.

"I'm shocked for sure but you just have to laugh about it. I'd rather go out on a twist than after a week of people conspiring against me," said Aneal Ramkissoon.

This week, Tom Plant became the season's third Head of Household (HOH) and nominated Gary Levy and Suzette Amaya for eviction.  Prevailing in the Power of Veto (POV) challenge, Tom chose to remove Gary from the block and replace him with AJ Burman who had accepted Tom's proposal to go on the block as a 'pawn' replacement nominee. In an unexpected development, Canada was given the chance to vote to save a life in Thursday's Chevrolet Power Shift Vote. Suzette was saved and removed from the block, leaving Tom with the difficult task of naming a new replacement nominee. In an unfortunate turn of events for Aneal, he was selected as replacement nominee and sent packing in a majority vote by the rest of the house.

Thursday's episode closed with a Head of Household challenge called "The Bees Knees". Gathering pollen balls from an oversized garden inspired obstacle course, the houseguests had to fill their pockets with the balls and carry them to their hives. Emmett was the first to fill his hive with pollen, naming him the season's fourth HOH.

Tune in Sunday night at 9 pm ET/PT to find out who he nominates for eviction and to watch as the houseguests are surprised with a St. Patrick's Day inspired challenge.

Don't miss Big Brother Canada's first double eviction episode on Thursday, March 21st when two of the remaining twelve houseguests will walk out of the Big Brother Canada house within one hour.

Produced by Shaw Media and Insight Productions, Big Brother Canada airs on SliceTM three nights a week, on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT, Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT and Sundays at 9pm ET/PT, with eviction episodes on Thursdays.  Big Brother Canada After Dark airs seven days a week from 2am-5am ET/ 11pm-2am PT. A 24-hour live feed from the Big Brother Canada house is available at www.BigBrotherCanada.ca.

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For further information or to book an interview with Aneal Ramkissoon, please contact:

Alina Duviner
Unit Publicist for Big Brother Canada
Phone: (416) 574-1098
Alina@AlinaPublicity.com

Julia Wilkinson
Publicist, Slice and Twist TV
Shaw Media
julia.wilkinson@shawmedia.ca
416.966.7700

Jaclyn Atwood-Powell
Senior Publicity Manager, Lifestyle Channels
Shaw Media
jaclyn.atwood@shawmedia.ca
416.966.7293

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