Big Brother Canada continued last night on Global, however the planned eviction did not take place following the removal of both Kyle Rozendal and Jamar Lee for breaking the Big Brother rules.
The shop began with host Arisa Cox addresses fans from home amidst the coronavirus pandemic —to announce that the episode will be a little different.
At the start of the episode, Big Brother gathers the houseguests on the sofas to inform them as to the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Their reactions are a mixture of confusion, fear, and panic. Assurances that their loved ones are currently safe and healthy help alleviate some of the worries, but not being able to call or reach out to their parents or children or significant others is obviously an emotional struggle.
Big Brother also confirmed that both Jamar Lee & Kyle Rozendal had been removed from the house for breaking the Big Brother rules.
The exact details of what happened next are unclear, as the footage isn’t shown in the episode.
Host, Arisa Cox explains that Jamar’s conduct following Minh-Ly’s tense house meeting “breached the house rules.” While Kyle’s removal happened later and was based on “a series of problematic behaviour” throughout the season so far.
In a joint statement, Global and Insight Productions tell ET Canada, “In both cases, the removed houseguests exhibited behaviour which is not tolerated in the Big Brother house, and is considered contrary to the spirit and integrity of Big Brother Canada.
“The decision made by production took in to account things that were and were not shown on the live feeds. We are committed to presenting an experience that reflects the values of all Canadians. Out of respect for our houseguests, footage will not be shown.”
Executive producer Erin Brock once again speaks to the houseguests to let them know that Jamar and Kyle will not be returning. She announces the eviction cancellation and a game reset while explaining they will not tolerate any inappropriate behaviour.
“Big Brother Canada takes people from all different walks of life and backgrounds, and you get to learn about each other,” says Brock. “It’s a gift to be here. We have to do better together.”