Big Brother Canada 8 Season Recap

Big Brother Canada 8 came to a pre-mature end on Wednesday due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Here is everything that happened over the course of the shortened season.

Big Brother Canada 8 came to a pre-mature end on Wednesday due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Here is everything that happened over the course of the shortened season.

On February 29, 2020, 16 brand-new houseguests moved into the Big Brother Canada 8 house to vie for the CA$100,000 grand prize. The season premiered on Canadian tv screens on March 4.

The season was met with anticipation and excitement as viewers were able to vote to save their favorite players. The four houseguests with the fewest votes would be in jeopardy of going home but have 3 chances to save themselves. They’d be able to save themselves through a physical competition, mental competition, and their social games. Minh-Ly Nguyen Cao, Susanne Fuda, Chris Wyllie, and Nico Vera received the fewest votes and were put in jeopardy.

Minh-Ly surprised everyone by winning the physical competition. Chris won the mental competition. This left Susanne and Nico on the block as the first nominees of the season. Susanne was able to rally the numbers to stay. However, Minh-Ly tried to rally numbers to evict Susanne, which put a target on her back. In the end, Nico saw the writing on the wall and made Big Bother Canada history by being the first person to self-evict (for reasons other than a family emergency).

In week 2, two sides started to emerge. There was The Evictors alliance (Madeline Di Nunzio, Micheal Stubley, John Luke Kieper, and Rianne Swanson) and the KVBS alliance (Kyle Rozendal, Vanessa Clements, Brooke Warnock, and Sheldon Jean). Showmances also formed between Madeline and Micheal and Minh-Ly and Jamar Lee.

Chris won HOH that week and after growing jealous of Micheal and Madeline’s relationship, targeted Micheal for a backdoor plan. Chris nominated Hira Deol and Brooke as his pawns. When Hira won the POV to save himself, Chris’ plan came to fruition. However, Minh-Ly plotting against Kyle enlarged the target on her back and Chris briefly considered nominating her instead. However, he stuck to his original plan and named Micheal the replacement nominee, blindsiding The Evictors. Micheal was evicted in a 9-3 vote.

In week 3, Sheldon took the reigns as HOH. He nominated Madeline and Rianne for eviction. The POV competition that week came with a twist. The players selected to participate would each pick a partner for the competition. The player selected by the draw would win the POV, while the partner the player picked would be safe for the week. Madeline and John Luke won the competition, earning Madeline the POV and John Luke safety for the week. Needing a replacement nominee, Sheldon targeted Minh-Ly for her volatile personality and strength in competitions. At the POV ceremony, Madeline used the POV to save herself and Minh-Ly was named the replacement nominee.

On March 15, 2020, houseguests received news of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and just how serious it was from executive producer/showrunner, Erin Brock. They were also given letters from home so they could hear from their families that everybody was doing well.

Not one to go down without a fight, Minh-Ly called out Vanessa on her game and called a house meeting to get to the bottom of who was telling lies about her. The meeting got heated as both Minh-Ly and Jamar went on the offensive. However, Jamar’s actions apparently crossed the line (viewers never saw the incident in question) and he was expelled from the game. Two days later, Kyle was also removed from the game by production for a pattern of ‘problematic behavior.’ Like with Jamar, viewers never got to see what led to Kyle’s expulsion.

Given the unprecedented turn of events, Big Brother Canada hit the reset button and allowed Sheldon to compete for HOH. Sheldon won his 2nd HOH and again targeted Minh-Ly for eviction. However, Carol Rosher had had enough and asked to be evicted on Thursday. Houseguests were upset at Carol for holding the house hostage and wanted to evict Minh-Ly anyway.

As a result of his HOH win, Sheldon was also awarded the Wendy’s Power Up Necklace, which gave him a choice of two powers. The first choice was “Chop a Vote”, which allowed him to nullify an eviction vote. His second choice was “Spice Up the Veto Competition”, which allowed him to compete in the POV competition that week. HOHs are typically ineligible to play for the POV in Big Brother Canada. Sheldon chose the Chop a Vote power. Hira won his 2nd POV competition of the season. At the POV ceremony, Hira chose not to use the POV.

On March 23, 2020, Erin gave houseguests the devastating news that due to measures the government had taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Big Brother Canada 8 was coming to an early end and they would have one more day in the Big Brother Canada 8 house. That night, houseguests spilled their secrets over Chinese take-out.

The following day, the houseguests got to watch a montage of highlights from the season and videos from home. Host Arisa Cox informed them that because the season would have no winner, the CA$100,000 prize would be donated to a COVID-19 response fund. After the video messages from home, it was a sad farewell as houseguests began to depart the house. The last two to leave were Brooke and Sheldon. Then the lights officially went out in the house for the year at 7:31 pm on March 24.

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