Global Announces First Round of Big Brother Canada's Season Three Houseguests

ET Canada Unveils Six Houseguests with Exclusive First-Look Interviews

Night One Reveals Houseguests from Surrey, Calgary, Regina, Oakville, and Toronto

#BBCAN3 premieres Monday, March 23 at 8pm ET/PT on Global

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TORONTO, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Tonight, with exclusive first-look interviews, ET Canada introduced the first round of Big Brother Canada's season three houseguests. Canadians are meeting the new cast in a special three-night event on ET Canada before the houseguests meet each other as they enter the Big Brother Canada house in the season premiere Monday, March 23 at 8pm ET/PT on Global.  

"Once again, the Big Brother Canada team has outdone themselves and hand-picked a really diverse group of individuals from all walks of life, capturing the heart, soul, and character of Canada," said Christine Shipton, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. "We encourage everyone to go to BigBrotherCanada.ca, sign up to play along, and get to know the houseguests representing your city, your province, and your country."

In night one's reveal, fans meet a mixed-bag of Canucks from across the country, including Regina's first-ever houseguest. Tonight, Canada met a varsity football player, a plus-size model, a swingin' yogi, a girl next door, a hemployee, and a jocular conservative.

The first six houseguests are:

Ashleigh Wood: a Calgarian sweetheart from a family of seven siblings who knows how to hold her own in big groups. 

Bobby Hlad: this adventure-seeking Rock Climbing Instructor from Oakville lives at home working for the family business.

Brittnee Blair: vivacious and curvaceous, the Calgary native currently works in New York as a plus-size model.

Jordan Parhar: this small but mighty conservative from Surrey isn't shy in sharing his opinions on anything.

Sarah Hanlon: a free-spirited Hemployee from Toronto and self-proclaimed grown-up version of Lisa Simpson.

Zach Oleynik: an ambitious pre-med student and Quarterback for the University of Regina's football team.

Read full bios, see photos, and watch exclusive online videos at www.BigBrotherCanada.ca. ET Canada's three-night houseguest reveal event continues tomorrow at 7:30pm ET/PT on Global.

Following a coast-to-coast casting call, a new group of houseguests are moving into a recently renovated Big Brother Canada house outfitted wall-to-wall with cameras and microphones capturing their every move. The houseguests compete 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 Productions 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.

Big Brother Canada premieres on Global on Monday, March 23 at 8pm ET/PT and airs Mondays at 8pm ET/PT, Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT and Sundays at 7pm ET/PT.

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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Michelle McTeague, Senior Publicist, Showcase, Slice, and Big Brother Canada, T: 416.966.7724, C: 647.535.4714, E: michelle.mcteague@shawmedia.ca; Alina Duviner, Unit Publicist, C: 416.574.1098, E: alina@alinapublicity.com


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