Ahead of tonight’s Big Brother Canada 5 season premiere, Global TV is hosting a special recreation of one of the show’s most famous challenges in Toronto. The ‘Human Curling’ Power of Veto competition saw houseguests climb on an ice block where they were pushed by their partner in an effort to hit the button.
The network has recreated the challenge in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square and is offering the chance for fans to try it out today and tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
The promotional effort is designed to tee up tonight’s season premiere of Big Brother Canada which sees 16 houseguests attempt to outlast each other in a house outfitted with 108 cameras and 88 microphones. This year, the show features a space theme and incorporates ‘hibernation pod’ bedrooms along with an ‘alien mine’ kitchen.
For the first time, the series welcomes back returning players including Gary Levy (Season 1), Neda Kalantar (Season 2), Ika Wong (Season 2), Kevin Martin (Season 3), Bruno Ielo (Season 3), Sindy Nguyen (Season 3), Dallas Cormier (Season 4) and Cassandra Shahinfar (Season 4).
At a special media day event today, I had the chance to catch up with some past Big Brother Canada alumni including Jon Pardy (Season 2 winner), Sarah Hanlon (Season 3 winner), Godfrey Mangwiza (Season 3 runner-up) and Arlie Shaban (Season 2), Bobby Hlad (Season 3).
I also picked Pili Nemer (Season 3) to partner with to try out the ‘human curling’ challenge. Let’s just say she is a ringer.
Finally, I talked to supervising producer Trevor Boris to get a special preview of what to expect.
Check out the video below!
Big Brother Canada premieres Wednesday, March 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and continues to air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global.
Murtz Jaffer is the world’s foremost reality television expert and was the host of Reality Obsessed which aired on the TVTropolis and Global Reality Channels in Canada. He has professional writing experience at the Toronto Sun, National Post, TV Guide Canada, TOROMagazine.com and was a former producer at Entertainment Tonight Canada. He was also the editor at Weekendtrips.com.