New Brunswick Native Eddie Wins the Hearts and Votes of Canadians
Becomes the First Bachelor Officially Announced for W Network's The Bachelorette Canada
- Series premieres Fall 2016 on W Network
TORONTO, March 7, 2016 /CNW/ - After a two-week campaign with fans voting across the country, today Corus Entertainment's W Network reveals that Eddie, an Oilfield Logistics Coordinator of Saint John, New Brunswick has been chosen as Canada's Crush for the first ever season of The Bachelorette Canada. Eddie and 19 other bachelors will vie for a rosein The Bachelorette Canada, premiering this fall on W Network.
Fighting for his chance at love, Eddie campaigned for Canada's votes against bachelor hopefuls: Andrew, 29, General Contractor from Ottawa and Lachlan, 26, Physical Education Teacher from Exeter, Ontario.
"The support I received for Canada's Crush was through the roof!," said Saint John, New Brunswick native and Calgary resident, Eddie. "I want to thank everyone for their encouragement and for taking the time to vote. This is an incredible, life-changing opportunity and I'm ready to put my all into The Bachelorette Canada and hopefully find the love of my life."
All of his life, Eddie has worked hard and played harder. Starting out as a labourer in the lucrative (but highly competitive) oil patch, he divided his time between grueling stints on the rigs and serious party time on the ski slopes and beaches with his friends and family. Today, Eddie's unwavering work ethic and positive attitude have paid off in a big way, landing him a spot at head office (where he is by far the youngest – and most handsome! – face around). But his ride to the top came at a price, leaving him little time to build lasting relationships and find true love.
In the Canadian version of this smash-hit reality series, Canada's most eligible bachelorette is in search of the man of her dreams – and hopefully her groom-to-be. The Canadian Bachelorette will search for love as 20 men do whatever it takes to win her heart. The male suitors compete for the Bachelorette's affection via individual and group dates involving local and far-flung romantic encounters and adventures in exotic locations around the world. As the Bachelorette narrows the field and the number of men dwindles, romance and tensions will rise. Ultimately, she will choose the one man with whom she wants to spend the rest of her life.
The Bachelorette Canada is produced by Good Human Productions Inc. From Good Human Productions, Claire Freeland serves as Executive Producer and Keely Booth is Showrunner. For Corus Entertainment, John MacDonald is the Executive Vice President of Television and Head of Women's and Family Television and Maria Farano is Director of Original Programming for Women's and Family Television. The series is based on the U.S. format created by Mike Fleiss and produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Sales of the format are handled by Warner Bros. International Television Production.
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About Good Human Productions Inc.
Good Human is a Vancouver-based production company that delivers hit content for their broadcast and production partners. The company is built on strong relationships with talented artists, thinkers and top production personnel. Good Humans have developed and supervised the production of 1000+ hours of quality prime-time original programming including The Bachelor Canada, original format, Mind Control and the upcoming documentary series, Cheer Squad for ABC Spark & Freeform. For more information, please visit www.goodhumanproductions.com and @Goodhumanprods and facebook.com/goodhumanproductions.
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