Major League Baseball Scout strikes out on Big Brother Canada

Watch Sunday at 7pm ET/PT on Global to Find out who Wins HOH and Which Houseguests They Nominate for Eviction

Plus, Big Brother Gives Canada Super Veto Power with Special Online Vote for
Next Week's Life-Saving POV

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TORONTO, April 9, 2015 /CNW/ - In a unanimous 10-0 vote, Pitt Meadows, B.C.'s Graig Merritt became the fourth person evicted from Big Brother Canada. The 36 year-old MLB Scout fell victim to one of the most devious and dramatic backdoors Big Brother has ever seen. Graig joins Risha, Sindy, and Naeha in sequester as they eagerly wait for the final houseguest to complete the First Five – a group of lucky houseguests who will compete for a chance to re-enter the house and blow the roof off like never before.

"Leaving the house is very emotional. Looking back on how I played the game, I think I competed too much. In the Big Brother house you have to shut down the competition at times but I went full throttle from start to finish," said Graig in a raw post-eviction state of mind. On his reaction to Arisa's news that he may have another life in the house, he stated, "Arisa's news was overwhelming. When she first said it, I wasn't sure if I wanted back in the house, but after collecting my thoughts I definitely want to get back in there and compete."

Brittnee's reign as HOH turned the house upside down and sent the dominant Chop Shop spiraling out of control with two members of their alliance on the block in the end. Brittnee's master plan played out seamlessly, first nominating Bobby and Kevin, both pawns in her master plan, and set up the roost that Johnny was her real target, when in reality she had set her sights on Graig. With Graig's false sense of security solidified, Johnny pulled out an epic POV win, took his Kevy Wevy off the block, and Brittnee gleefully named Graig Merritt as the replacement nominee. From Pawn to Queen in just one week, Brittnee pulled off one of the most flawless backdoors in Big Brother Canada history, sending Graig home in a 10-0 vote, eliminating a power player and flipping the house upside down.

Moments after Graig's eviction, the houseguests began airing out dirty laundry in a new HOH competition fighting for the coveted house power, with an additional $5,000 prize courtesy of OxiClean™ Laundry Detergent. Watch Sunday's nomination episode to see who wins HOH and which houseguests they'll put on the chopping block. Arisa also announced the next #TwistosTwist, giving Canada the chance to vote on next week's POV at www.BigBrotherCanada.ca. The special Power of Veto will play out one of two ways, depending on how Canada votes, and will see the houseguests either play a "forced veto", leaving them with no option but to replace a nominee, or a double veto where both nominees will need to be replaced. Either way, the new HOH is bound to get blood on their hands and the shock value will be elevated to new heights.

Watch Graig's in-depth interview on the Big Brother Canada Side Show Thursday at 10pm ET on Slice™, featuring never-before-seen footage and special guest Ika Wong (BBCAN2). 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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Image with caption: "Graig Merritt exits the Big Brother Canada house. (CNW Group/Global Television)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150409_C1609_PHOTO_EN_14079.jpg

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