TORONTO, March 17, 2015 /CNW/ - ET Canada's three-night houseguest reveal event continued tonight, uncovering five more houseguests about to enter the Big Brother Canada house. Adding to the six Canadians announced last night, the houseguest count is up to 11, with the final batch being revealed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30pm ET/PT on ET Canada.
"Not only have we combed the country for its biggest and brightest characters, we've planned a season that is going to put them through a ringer of twists and turns," said John Brunton, Chairman & CEO, Executive Producer, Insight Productions Ltd. "Last season, we experienced record setting levels of fan engagement, and we've chosen this year's cast with our loyal audience in mind."
Tonight, Canada meets a blue-collar Dad, a former Major League Baseball player, Calgary's resident tomboy, a Psychology major, and a savvy businesswoman on-the-go. The five houseguests announced today, are:
Bruno Ielo: a construction worker and Ottawa's first-ever houseguest competing for his wife and two sons.
Godfrey Mangwiza: a Zimbabwe-born Psychology major from Toronto who won't stop at anything to win the $100,000.
Graig Merritt: former MLB player and currently a Scout for the league, as well as an avid yogi from Pitt Meadows, BC.
Naeha Sareen: a spunky Chiropractor and entrepreneur from Toronto whose social game is her best and worst asset.
Willow MacDonald: this Nova Scotia-born tomboy recently moved to Calgary for work, fun, and plenty of adventure.
Read full bios, see photos, and watch exclusive online videos at www.BigBrotherCanada.ca.
Following a coast-to-coast casting call, a new group of houseguests are moving in to 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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