In Tonight's Eviction Episode, Kat Becomes First Evicted Houseguest of the Inaugural Season
Next Episode of Big Brother Canada Airs Sunday Night at 9pm ET/PT on Slice TM
Additional photography from this episode will be available at 10am ET on the media site at: www.shawmediatv.ca
TORONTO, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - In an 11 to one vote, Toronto-native Kat Yee became the first houseguest to be evicted from the Big Brother Canada house in Thursday night's eviction episode on Slice TM.
The 27-year-old, known for her tomboy athleticism and infectious smile, lost out to Emmett Blois, a dairy farmer from Gore, Hants County, Nova Scotia.
"Being the first person out is better than being second, third or fourth. Now I'll be remembered as the first person ever evicted from Big Brother Canada," said Kat Yee, appearing unsurprised at the house's decision.
In the series premiere, Suzette Amaya became the first ever Head of Household (HOH) on Big Brother Canada. She was immediately tasked with nominating two houseguests for eviction based on first impressions, and selected Emmett Blois and Tom Plant based on their impressive physical strength. Nominated houseguest Tom prevailed in the first Power of Veto (POV) challenge, removing himself from the chopping block and requiring HOH Suzette to nominate another houseguest for eviction - Kat.
In a special twist, host Arisa Cox was joined by one of Big Brother USA's greats, Dan Gheesling. He shared his early favourite houseguests, Aneal Ramkissoon and Peter Brown for their savvy strategy. Dan also offered a key piece of advice to the houseguests - lay low and let the louder houseguests target each other.
The episode closed on the very first ever Head of Household endurance battle, called "Lumberjack and Jill", where the houseguests are left clinging to trees for dear life in the house's back yard. Tune in Sunday night at 9 pm ET/PT to find out who hangs in the longest to be crowned the next HOH.
Produced by Shaw Media and Insight Productions, Big Brother Canada airs on SliceTM three nights a week, on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT, Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT and Sundays at 9pm ET/PT, with eviction episodes on Thursdays. Big Brother Canada After Dark airs seven days a week from 2am-5am ET/ 11pm-2am PT. A 24-hour live feed from the Big Brother Canada house is available at www.BigBrotherCanada.ca.
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Image with caption: "Big Brother Canada houseguests, Kat Yee and Emmett Blois on the block. (CNW Group/SLICE)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130301_C9502_PHOTO_EN_24168.jpg
Image with caption: "Kat Yee, first evicted houseguest on Big Brother Canada (CNW Group/SLICE)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130301_C9502_PHOTO_EN_24169.jpg
Image with caption: "Dan Gheesling makes a guest appearance on Big Brother Canada (CNW Group/SLICE)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130301_C9502_PHOTO_EN_24170.jpg
Image with caption: "HOH 'Lumberjack and Jill' challenge have Big Brother Canada houseguests hanging on for dear life. (CNW Group/SLICE)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130301_C9502_PHOTO_EN_24171.jpg
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