Paige Distranski from Thunder Bay is the first evicted houseguest on Big Brother Canada

Nikki Grahame and Tim Dormer Enter the Big Brother Canada House as
Wildcard Houseguests

Watch the Head of Household Competition on Sunday at 7pm ET/PT on Global

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TORONTO, March 4, 2016 /CNW/ - In the first eviction episode of this season, Paige Distranski from Thunder Bay, ON was the first Big Brother Canada houseguest to check out of the BBCAN GRAND. Put up for eviction against Kelsey by Head of Household Loveita, she admitted openly to Paige that she was put on the block as a pawn. When Nick surprisingly won the Power of Veto, he secured the safety of himself and his brother, Phil, who were told in last night's episode they must play as one throughout the entire season. The brothers, however, decided not to use their veto and 19-year-old Paige was sent home in a 7-4 vote. 

"I think I didn't talk to enough people the first night and I didn't make too many personal connections with everyone," said Paige Distranski. "And I think that first night really, really wrecked my game."

Tonight's episode also revealed the winners of the first-ever Big Brother international wildcard competition. Host Arisa Cox disclosed to the shocked houseguests that Canada had been voting for two international houseguests to enter the Big Brother Canada house, chosen from Jase Wirey (Big Brother US), Tim Dormer (Big Brother Australia), Nikki Grahame (Big Brother UK), and Veronica Graf (Big Brother Italy). When the results were announced, Tim and Nikki were revealed as the winners and Arisa shared the news that they would have one week of immunity, preventing the Canadian houseguests from nominating and evicting them.

To see how the houseguests react to the international competition and find out who wins the next Head of Household competition, tune into Big Brother Canada on Sunday at 7pm ET/PT on Global.

Big Brother Canada airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm ET/PT, Thursdays at 8 pm ET/PT, and Sundays at 7 pm 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. Also returning is the Big Brother Canada Side Show, which premieres tonight at 10 pm ET on Slice with an encore presentation on Saturdays at 8 pm ET on Global. Big Brother Canada After Dark airs seven days a week beginning tonight at 3 am ET on Slice. 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 and ET Canada tonight at 7:30 pm ET on Global for interviews with the Big Brother Canada evictee! 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 of $100,000, a $25,000 gift card from The Brick, and an OxiClean™ prize pack valued at $10,000 that includes $500 of fabric care products and a $9,500 wardrobe makeover. 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 Shaw Media, Season 4 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions in association with Shaw Media and Endemol. Erin Brock and Sue Brophey serve as Supervising Producers. John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby serve as Executive Producers. 

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