Big Brother Canada 6 is the sixth season of Big Brother Canada.
- 1 Background
- 2 Twists
- 3 Houseguests
- 4 Former Houseguest Visitors
- 5 Shortlist
- 6 Voting History
- 7 Competition & Task History
- 8 Have/Have-Not History
- 9 Alliances
- 10 Big Brother Canada Awards
- 11 Game History
- 12 Trivia
- 13 Ratings
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Soon after Big Brother Canada 5 concluded, Global announced that Big Brother Canada would be put on hiatus. Programming chief Barbara Williams stated, "“We did five seasons, which was a blast, and it delivered a big young audience. But we have to keep changing it up, we have to reinvent and try new things. Still, we never say never for the future. We are super proud of those seasons we did. But the best example is something like American Idol being cancelled and coming back. You never know what can happen."
As a result, reality tv podcaster Rob Cesternino, host of Rob Has A Podcast started a petition on Change.Org. However the petition never did reach the goal of 15,000 signs, it received 12,500 in which started the ball rolling.
Throughout the next month and a half, the fan base stormed social media with the hashtags "#SaveBBCAN" and "#SaveBBCANParty" Also in response, past Big Brother 8 (US) winner Dick Donato, held a special episode of his recap show, Dick at Night, in order to gather past houseguests together from both the American and Canadian versions to offer words of encouragement to propel the show forwards.
A couple of months later, popular twitter account hamsterwatch hinted on twitter about some upcoming news about the status of the show. However, since it was still uncover, she hinted:
"I have some tea I can't spill, but we need a #SaveBBCANParty to tell @Global_TV @CorusPR we have to keep BBCAN alive! #NowOrNever #HailMary"
However on July 20th, 2017, Global announced during a Big Brother 19 (US) episode to visit the Facebook link shown on the screen with the hashtag "#YouCanAndYouWill", made famous during the first double eviction in season 5 in which host Arisa Cox told Sindy Nguyen to name a replacement nominee in which backdoored Neda Kalantar. At the web page, a countdown was shown on the screen will occasional snippets of past seasons of the past seasons The countdown ended during the next episode during the Big Brother 19 eviction in where Arisa popped up on the screen stating that the show had been renewed for a sixth season 
On February 8, 2018, Corus announced the airing schedule for the season:
"Toronto, Canada – #BBCAN fans can finally mark their calendars as Global announces broadcast details for juggernaut reality series Big Brother Canada, premiering Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. With three recent Canadian Screen Award (CSA) nominations – including Best Reality/Competition Series – the perennial fan favourite returns three nights a week on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global. Building off of the powerful response from #BBCAN fans, viewers can expect Season 6 to deliver big twists, staggering challenges, and of course, lots of drama."
During the season finale of Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US), Global's Twitter account released a short 15 second promo showing four houseguests, Mikey Jakobczak, Veronica Doherty, Kirsten ManInnis & Merron Haile. However, on February 28, 2018, the Big Brother Canada website revealed that the four houseguests are possible houseguests and that one girl and one guy would be voted into the show.
The rest of the cast was revealed on March 1, 2018.
For the sixth consecutive season, The Brick will be decorating the house with their furniture. Viewers can see the house for the first time on ET Canada at 7:30 PM on March 5th. The rumors were confirmed true with "Heaven vs. Hell" theme. The upstairs resembled Heaven while the bottom floor resembled Hell. The layout of the house remains almost identical with some of rooms left either smaller or larger.
The house photos were released on March 5th immediately following the ET Canada house tour.
The Jury House
Once again, in addition to the $100,000 prize, The Brick will be giving the winner a $30,000 furniture makeover. Air Transat will be replacing Toyota as the secondary prize offering "offering the experience of a lifetime with a European dream vacation for two."
On February 27, 2018, Corus Entertainment announced the new and returning sponsors to the show. Along with The Brick and Air Transat sponsoring the grand prize, the following will have sponsors in the game:
- "The victorious Head of Household (HOH) will have their hunger satisfied with weekly rewards from new sponsor Wendy’s®, serving up a wide selection of delicious meals in the new “Drive Thru” pantry, including their fresh never frozen hamburgers and freshly prepared salads. Wendy’s® continues to bring the heat all season long with a spicy new challenge and a juicy task that are sure to work up the houseguests’ appetites."
- "BBCAN also has food cravings covered this season with new partner SkipTheDishes serving up rewarding moments and a tasty challenge. Plus, viewers at home can play to win voucher codes for SkipTheDishes meals of their own by checking out the ‘Dish of the Week’ featuring weekly word scrambles across Global’s social platforms. With a wide selection of restaurants available at the swipe of a finger, both the houseguests and viewers can satisfy their taste buds this season."
- "Also joining the roster of partners is Shaw Communications, whose WideOpen Internet 150 plans provide fast, affordable speeds, and unlimited data. Each week, Shaw will reward all weekly HOH winners by helping deliver a video from home to connect them with their loved ones. In addition, Shaw will be sponsoring an exciting veto challenge for the houseguests this season – tune in to find out more."
- "As part of their in-house experience this season, houseguests will be put to the ultimate test during the first sponsored POV challenge of the season provided by Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ highly anticipated Tomb Raider movie. In addition to conquering the challenge, the winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a private advance screening of the movie before it premieres in theatres on March 16."
- "Hasbro Gaming is getting the party started in the Big Brother Canada house by providing houseguests with unique games that will put their strategy, tricks, and stunts to the test. Every week, the HOH will be awarded with a personalized basket, including one game from the Hasbro House Party umbrella. From Hasbro’s exciting portfolio of games, fans can pick which game the houseguests will play by voting at BigBrotherCanada.ca, and then tune in to find out if their game choice made it into the house."
Hasbro House Party Votes
"Hasbro wants you to help decide which game will appear in the upcoming HOH Basket to be played by the houseguests! Starting March 8, Big Brother Canada Host Arisa Cox will announce the two games that’ll be going head to head for the week. Come back here to place your vote, then tune in on Monday’s to see which game will end up in the HOH Basket!"
The weekly votes were:
- Week 1 - No Game
- Week 2 - Twister - No Vote
- Week 3 - Jenga Pass Challenge vs. Hearing Things
- Week 4 - Don't Step In It vs. Catch Phrase
- Week 5 - Speak Out Showdown vs. Don't Step In It
- Week 6 - Toilet Trouble vs. Monopoly Classic
- Week 7 - Classic Jenga vs. Hungry Hungry Hippos
- Week 8 - Battleship vs. Operation
- Week 9 - Get A Grip vs. Awkward Hugs
- Week 10 - Connect 4 vs. Perfection
After the Eviction
The "After The Eviction" show will be available on all social platforms starting March 9th. "Following Wednesday night’s Power of Veto episodes, fans can submit all their burning questions on the Big Brother Canada Facebook page and catch the answers on After the Eviction on Fridays at 10 a.m. ET as part of the evicted houseguests’ extended interviews." It was discovered in the first episode that each episode would be filmed immediately following the "Live" Eviction.
- Canada's Cast: Similar to Big Brother Canada 2 & Big Brother Canada 4, Canada will be voting for the final houseguests. Just like season 4, one man and one woman will enter the house.
- Late Entry: Due to the Gatecrashers vote, the two final houseguests of "Canada's Cast" will enter on Day 6 rather than Day 1.
- House Division: On Day 1, the houseguests selected chalaces to have a drink on the first night, and unaware to everyone Andrew Miller's had an additional blue eye. As a result, he had to divide the house into Hell and Heaven for the week. The houseguests in Heaven will be immune for the week. However, the Hell houseguests will be have-nots for the week while also being the only houseguests to compete for HOH and to be nominated for eviction.
- Not Selected Immunity: For not having a partner in the Week 3 HOH competition, Erica Hill was given immunity for the upcoming week.
- Canada's Save: Returning from season 1, for the Week 6 & 7 evictions, the Canadian Public will have the option to save one of the nominees. After the Wednesday night episode, viewers will visit the official website to vote if they would like to use the power or not and who to use it on. If a nominee is saved, the HoH will have to name a replacement nominee on the spot. The power may only be used once. Houseguests that had been immune for the week and Power of Veto winners were not eligible for renomination. The twist was used the first week. Ryan Ballantine was saved from eviction and Erica Hill was the replacement nominee and was evicted.
- Original Jury Format: For the first time since season 1, the jury will only involve the final seven eliminated houseguests.
- Season 2 had a jury of 7, however it was comprised of the final six eliminated houseguests and a vote from Canada.
- Triple Eviction: Similar to seasons 3 & 5, a triple eviction will take out three people in one night.
In addition to the 14 houseguests, Canada voted in one man and one woman when either represented as an Angel or a Devil.
|Kirsten MacInnis||Devil||Not Selected||Merron Haile||Angel||Selected|
|Veronica Doherty||Angel||Selected||Mikey Jakobczak||Devil||Not Selected|
Former Houseguest Visitors
During the season, various past houseguests visited the house as apart of minitasks.
|Ika Wong||Big Brother Canada 2||Evicted - 12th Place||Day 19||Night in the BBCAN Museum
|Big Brother Canada 5||Jury Member - 4th Place|
|Sabrina Abbate||Big Brother Canada 2||Runner-Up|
|Kevin Martin||Big Brother Canada 3||Jury Member - 9th Place|
|Big Brother Canada 5||Winner|
|Cassandra Shahinfar||Big Brother Canada 4||Jury Member - 4th Place||Day 26||Hosted
|Big Brother Canada 5||Evicted - 14th Place|
|Jillian MacLaughlin||Big Brother Canada 1||Winner||Day 64||Hosted
|Jon Pardy||Big Brother Canada 2||Winner|
|Nick & Phil Paquette||Big Brother Canada 4||Winner|
|Sarah Hanlon||Big Brother Canada 3||Winner|
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Week 6||Week 7||Week 8||Week 9||Week 10|
|Head of Household||Johnny||Ryan||Hamza||Erica||Olivia||Erica||Kaela||Derek||Johnny||Derek||Kaela||Paras||Paras|
|Key:||HOH||Vetoed Initial Nominee||Nominees||Replacement Nominee|
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Week 6||Week 7||Week 8||Week 9||Week 10|
|Day 21||Day 27||Day 34||Day 41||Day 48||Day 55||Day 62||Day 69||Finale|
|Key:||Immune||HOH||POV||Nominated||Rep: Replacement Nominee||Evicted||Jury||Vote To Save||Canada's Save|
Competition & Task History
|Big Brother Canada 6 Competition & Task History|
|Week 1||1||"Feel The Burn"||Each houseguest must hold onto the wall for as long as possible. The last houseguest standing will become the new HOH.|
|3||"Game of Inches"|
|Week 2||6||"Right in the Kisser"|
|Week 3||13||"Handle with Care"|
|14||"Will You Showmance?"|
Jesse/Paras & Will/Veronica
|15||"Fresh Off the Block"|
|18||"Dance & Clean"||Completed|
|Week 4||20||"Night in the BBCAN Museum"|
|27||"One Two Three"|
|"Big Brother Pinball"|
|Week 5||"About Last Night"|
|29||"Delivering the Goods"|
|Key:||HOH||Veto||Have/Have-Not or Luxury||Task|
- Note: Johnny was named a Have-Not at the beginning of Week 1 but due to winning HOH, his Have-Not status was canceled out.
|Big Brother Canada 6 Alliances & Deals by Day|
March 30-April 5
April 27-May 3
Big Brother Canada Awards
Once again for season 6, the Big Brother Canada Awards returned to the contestants to re-live past experiences based on the outside fan base. The four contestants were Derek Kesseler, Kaela Grant, Paras Atashnak & William Kenny. No previous houseguest returned to the house to help the contestants get ready for the occasion.
|1||Most Epic Battle||
Will Vs. Ryan
Johnny Vs. Daela Vs. Ali
Johnny Vs. Daela Vs. Ali
Ryan Talks to Canada
Maddy in the Snow
|4||Finest Lip Lock||
Kaela & Veronica
Kaela & Derek
Kaela & Veronica
Nicky Nicky Nine Doors
Will Fails the Secret Mission
|6||Oddest of Duos||
Ali & Olivia
Will & Veronica
Ali & Olivia
|7||Finest Moment of Madness||
Paras Gets Stir Crazy
Johnny in the Catacombs
|8||Favoured House Meeting||
Veronica's House Meeting
Johnny's House Meeting
Paras Imitates Olivia
Veronica With Makeup
Paras Imitates Olivia
|10||Finest Moment of Revelry||
Hot Tub Party
|11||Most Impressive Retreat||
Once all 14 houseguests entered the Big Brother house for the summer, Arisa Cox announced that this year would have the heaven vs hell twist. All the houseguests were told to grab a goblet. However, the houseguests didn't know that the person with a different colored goblet would be tasked with choosing who would be in heaven and in hell. Andrew was the one who had the different colored goblet and he chose Alejandra Martinez, Johnny Mulder, Kaela Grant, Maddy Poplett, Paras Atashnak, William Kenny, and Rozina Yaqub to go to hell. The other houseguests were safe for the week and wouldn't compete at the first competition. Johnny managed to win the first head of household competition. Johnny tried to play his head of household safe because he didn't want to get blood on his hands. He nominated Ali and Rozina. At the Veto competition, Johnny managed to pull off another win. At the Veto ceremony, he kept his nominations intact leaving Rozina and Ali in danger of eviction. At the first live eviction, Rozina was voted out unanimously and became the first person evicted from the house.
After Rozina's eviction, Arisa then revealed another twist which had two houseguests of Canada's choice to enter the house and they were not allowed to tell the other houseguests they had been voted in. Following the Gate Crashers' entry to the house they were given immunity and weren't allowed to play in this HOH, with it later being revealed that they also weren't allowed to vote during the eviction. The houseguests had to answer a series of questions based on the survey they took earlier. Ryan managed to win the competition. Ryan nominated Hamza and Andrew, but he wanted to backdoor Olivia Riemer. He tried to make the players picked throw the competition, but many didn't agree to it. Erica managed to pull off the veto win. At the Veto ceremony, Erica decided not to use the Veto. At the second live eviction of the season, Andrew was evicted in a unanimous vote.
Following Andrew's eviction, the houseguests randomly drew for partners to play in the next Head of Household competition. Erica did not draw a partner and was safe for the week. Veronica Doherty and Hamza managed to pull off the win. The winning duo had to agree on who would be HOH for the week and they chose Hamza. At the nomination ceremony, Hamza decided to target Olivia for being a strategic threat, and Jesse for being a social and physical threat. At an intense Veto competition, Hamza managed to win the Veto securing him all of the power for the week. Hamza pondered saving Olivia from eviction and putting up Derek Kesseler because Derek was Jesse's closest ally. In the end, Hamza decided not to use the Power of Veto. At the live eviction, Jesse was evicted in a vote of 9-2 only receiving the votes of Veronica Doherty and Derek.
Following Jesse's eviction, Erica won Head of Household after coming closest to the number in the tiebreaker round. At the nomination ceremony, she decided to put up Maddy Poplett and Merron. She targeted Maddy for the week. At the Veto competition, Erica managed to win her second POV despite trying to throw the competition. Originally, she was not going to use the veto, however, after being influenced by others she decided to use the veto on Maddy and backdoor Veronica. Despite Veronica's campaigning, she was sent home in a 9-1 vote only receiving the vote of her close friend William Kenny.
Following Veronica's eviction, Arisa announced that it would be a double eviction night. At the Head of Household competition, Olivia managed to pull off her first win of the season. She wanted to backdoor a big threat so she nominated two pawns Merron and Ryan. At the Veto competition, Ryan managed to pull off the Veto competition win. He decided to use the Veto to save himself. Olivia decided to nominate Hamza in Ryan's place for being a physical threat. At the second live eviction of the night, Hamza was sent home in an 8-1 vote only receiving the vote of his close ally Erica.
Following Hamza's eviction, Erica won her second HOH and fourth competition of the season. She decided to follow Olivia's footsteps and nominated Merron and Ryan for eviction once again, this time with the intention of evicting Merron. Johnny then won his second Veto of the season. After being influenced by others, he wanted to make a big move by using the veto on Merron and sending Derek or Kaela on the block. However, Erica stated that Maddy would be the replacement nominee if he used it so Johnny decided not to use the veto. At the live eviction, Merron was evicted in a 5-3 vote receiving the votes of his close friends Derek and Kaela and the vote of Alejandra because of her incident with Ryan.
Following Merron's eviction, the houseguests competed in the "Buttoned Up" endurance competition. Kaela won her first competition of the season after making a deal with Olivia. She decided to nominate Ryan as her target for his third time this season and Will as a pawn. The houseguests then competed in the veto competition. The houseguests played three rounds in the veto competition it ultimately came down to Ryan and Johnny. Johnny won his third veto of the season. At the veto ceremony, Johnny wanted to use the veto on his close friend, Will, however, he was worried another one of his close allies could be the replacement nominee. Ultimately, Johnny decided not to use the veto. At the live eviction, Arisa announced that Canada decided to use the save twist to save Ryan. Kaela then had to pick a replacement nominee. She chose Erica for her challenge dominance. At the eviction, Erica was evicted by a vote of 5-2 receiving the votes of her friend Johnny, and Ryan's vote because he perceived Will as a social threat.
Following Erica's eviction, The houseguests competed in the Before or After competition. It came down to a tiebreaker round and Derek won his first competition of the season. Derek put up Ryan because he and Kaela did not have a strong relationship with him. He remained a backup target in case Johnny won the vote. He nominated Johnny for trying to take out Kaela and Derek in previous weeks. He was also targeted for lying about voting to evict Will and competition dominance. Derek then won the POV. At the veto ceremony, he decided to keep his nominations in place. At the live eviction, Ryan was voted out unanimously.
Following Ryan's eviction, the houseguests competed in an endurance competition. After two and a half grueling hours Johnny managed to win his second HOH of the season. He targeted the showmance "Daela" but his main target was Derek. At the nomination ceremony, he did just that and nominated Derek and Kaela. At the veto competition, Derek managed to win his second POV of the season. Everybody was sure Derek would use it on himself so both sides of the house pushed for one of the others to be nominated in order to keep Kaela to go after Johnny. At the veto ceremony, Derek used it on himself, and Johnny decided to nominate Alejandra. At the live eviction, Alejandra was blindsided in a 4-1 vote only receiving the vote of her friend Olivia.
Round 2 (Triple Eviction)
Following Alejandra's eviction, Arisa announced that it would be a triple eviction night. The houseguests competed in a competition that asked who said the speech Arisa stated. After only two rounds, Derek earned his second HOH of the season. He nominated Olivia and Johnny because they were after him and Kaela and they made a deal with Will, Maddy, and Paras. However, Maddy had to be nominated as a pawn. At the veto competition, Kaela won her second POV of the season. She decided to leave the nominations in place. At the second eviction of the night, Maddy received all 3 votes to save leaving Johnny and Olivia evicted.
Following Olivia and Johnny's eviction, Kaela won her second HOH of the season. Her goal was to not nominate the person who would use the veto and then force her to put up Derek. Will made the deal and then Kaela nominated Maddy and Paras. She targeted Maddy for her mental dominance. At the veto competition, Kaela won after a difficult endurance competition. At the veto ceremony, she decided not to use the veto to secure herself and her showmance a spot in the Final Four. At the live eviction, Maddy was sent home in a unanimous 2-0 vote.
Following Maddy's eviction, the houseguests competed in a crucial competition to make it to the end. It was a mental competition and Paras won after answering all the questions correctly in a row. She wanted to bring her friend, William to the Final Three so she decided to nominate Derek and Kaela. At the final veto competition of the summer, Kaela won the veto. At the veto ceremony, she decided to use the veto on herself. She then casted the sole vote to evict William.
Following William's eviction, the houseguests competed in Part 1 of the final HOH. In a close battle, Paras managed to win and advanced to Part 3. At Part 2, Kaela won by beating Derek by only 3 minutes. At the third and final part, Paras beat Kaela by one point. Paras then casted the sole vote to evict Derek.
- This is the first even-numbered season of Big Brother Canada to be won by a female.
- This is the first season to have two female HouseGuests each win two HoH's and two PoV's.
- This season features the most HouseGuests who have won HoH and PoV within the same week in Big Brother Canada with five.
- This season features the most HouseGuests winning 2 PoV's in a row with three.
- This is the first season where the first HoH won the first Power Of Veto (Johnny).
- Coincidentally, Big Brother 6 was the first US season where the first HoH won the first Power of Veto.
- Every HouseGuest who won both an HoH and a PoV (except Ryan) held both competitions within the same week at least once.
- Every HouseGuest to win a competition (except Olivia) has won at least 2 competitions.
- This is the first season to have three HouseGuests win three competitions in a row (Erica, Derek and Kaela).
- This is also the first season to feature two HouseGuests winning four competitions in a row (Derek and Kaela).
- This is the third season in Big Brother Canada history where females won HOH four weeks in a row, following Big Brother Canada 2 and Big Brother Canada 3 respectively.
- Counting US versions, this is the 9th season overall to accomplish this, following Big Brother 5, Big Brother 8, Big Brother 10, Big Brother 13, Big Brother Canada 2, Big Brother Canada 3, Big Brother 17, and Big Brother: Over The Top respectively.
- This is the third season in Big Brother Canada history where female HouseGuests won more HOH competitions than males (7 to 6), following Big Brother Canada 2 and Big Brother Canada 3.
- This is the first season of Big Brother Canada where the final two were the same gender, in this case female.
- This is the first season in Big Brother History where the final 2 we're have nots in week 1.
|Big Brother Canada 6 Ratings|
|Season Avg Viewers
|1||1||Wednesday March 7, 2018||1.291||1.291||15|||
|2||Thursday March 8, 2018||1.210||-0.081||1.251||21|
|2||3||Monday March 12, 2018||1.158||-0.052||1.220||18|||
|4||Wednesday March 14, 2018||1.045||-0.113||1.176||24|
|5||Thursday March 15, 2018||1.038||-0.007||1.148||25|
|3||6||Monday March 19, 2018||1.092||+0.054||1.139||24|||
|7||Wednesday March 21, 2018||1.211||+0.119||1.149||14|
|8||Thursday March 22, 2018||1.168||-0.043||1.152||18|
|4||9||Monday March 26, 2018||1.201||+0.033||1.157||18|||
|10||Wednesday March 28, 2018||1.091||0.110||1.151||25|
|11||Thursday March 29, 2018||1.057||-0.034||1.142||27|
|5||12||Monday April 2, 2018||1.172||+0.115||1.144||24|||
|13||Wednesday April 4, 2018||1.227||+0.055||1.151||20|
|14||Thursday April 5, 2018||1.154||-0.073||1.151||25|
|6||15||Monday April 9, 2018||1.182||+0.028||1.153||21|||
|16||Wednesday April 11, 2018||1.097||-0.085||1.150||25|
|17||Thursday April 12, 2018||1.139||+0.042||1.149||23|
|7||18||Monday April 16, 2018||1.100||-0.039||1.146||23|||
|19||Wednesday April 18, 2018||1.131||+0.031||1.145||21|
|20||Thursday April 19, 2018||1.029||-0.102||1.140||28|
|8||21||Monday April 23, 2018||0.984||-0.045||1.132||26|||
|22||Wednesday April 25, 2018||0.953||-0.031||1.124||29|
|23||Thursday April 26, 2018||0.991||+0.038||1.118||25|
|9||24||Monday April 30, 2018||1.144||+0.153||1.119||21|||
|25||Wednesday May 2, 2018||1.136||-0.008||1.120||22|
|26||Thursday May 3, 2018||1.094||-0.042||1.119||24|
|10||27||Monday May 7, 2018||>0.917||-0.177||1.112||NR|||
|28||Wednesday May 9, 2018||1.163||+0.246||1.113||21|
|29||Thursday May 10, 2018||1.248||+0.085||1.118||15|
Official ratings are taken from Numeris.
Awards & Nominations
|Big Brother Canada 6 Awards & Nominations|
|7th Canadian Screen Awards||Best Reality Series/Competition Program or Series||Insight Productions Ltd.||Loss|||
|Best Writing, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition||Finale (Insight Productions Ltd.)||Loss|
|Best Picture Editing, Reality/Competition||Loss|
|Best Production Design or Art Direction, Non-Fiction||Premiere (Insight Productions Ltd.)||Loss|
|English||1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9|
|French||1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · BB· CBB|