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TORONTO, /CNW/ – Lights, camera, drama! Global gets ready to dazzle and delight viewers with a season of glitz and glamour as 12 new houseguests enter the Big Brother Canada house on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Global and STACKTV.

Hidden in the hills of Canada’s Hollywood North, where fame is the name of the game, houseguests will stop at nothing to outshine, manipulate, and rise to stardom in Season 12 of Big Brother Canada. All vying for the spotlight, while competing in complex challenges, and forming alliances, each houseguest will have to go beyond the allure of the cameras to pass tests of perseverance and strategy. With high stakes and high rewards bigger than ever, only one superstar will claim the A-list title as the winner of Big Brother Canada 12.

For a tell-all exclusive of this season’s luxurious theme, watch Global’s The Morning Show on Tuesday, March 5 at 9 a.m. ET for a Hollywood North all-access tour of the #BBCAN12 house. Led by Big Brother Canada host, Arisa Cox, who also serves as one of the show’s executive producers, the house tour showcases what lies ahead this season, as Arisa sits down for a one-on-one interview with Global News Reporter Morgan Hoffman.

This season, the 12 new houseguests rolling up to the #BBCAN12 studios include a general contractor from Newfoundland and Labrador, a software developer from New Brunswick, a bartender from Nova Scotia, a dental hygienist from Ontario, a sales engineer from British Columbia, and more.

All 12 houseguests are competing for the grand prize of over $200,000 in cash and prizes including: $100,000 cash, $10,000 from Tonybet, $10,000 provided by Philips Sonicare Oral Care, a Year’s Worth of Skip, a Brand-New Wardrobe Courtesy of WINNERS, a $10,000 Samsung Galaxy Prize Pack, an Unforgettable Cuban Beach Vacation with Sunwing, and a Brand-New 2024 Infiniti QX60 SUV.


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Avery Martin
Age: 26
Pronouns: She/Her
HometownSelkirk, Man.
Occupation: Videographer
About: Avery is the ultimate hype girl as sweet as they come! Her strength and endurance is her secret weapon, but she will throw comps, to keep the target off her back.

Bayleigh Pelham
Age: 34
Pronouns: She/Her
HometownHalifax, N.S.
Occupation: Bartender
About: Bayleigh is a firecracker that’s waiting to explode! Her confidence and unfiltered personality will influence every decision in the house, giving her the advantage to win at all costs.

Dinis Freitas
Age: 48
Pronouns: He/Him
HometownToronto, Ont.
Occupation: Textile Designer
About: This superfan may be loud, proud and outgoing, but his strategy lies in flying under-the-radar. Dinis is a master maniuplator who will use his resourcefulness and discipline to lead him to victory.

Donna Marshall
Age: 26
Pronouns: She/Her
HometownHubbards, N.S.
Occupation: Artist
About: Donna is a small-town girl, with big plans to shake up the house. She will lean on her natural athleticism to win comps and her ability to build tight knit bonds, while locking down a showmance or two.

Elijah Kazlauskas
Age: 31
Pronouns: He/Him
HometownNorth Bay, Ont.
Occupation: ESL Teacher
About: When it comes to this fun-loving teacher, don’t judge a book by its cover because Elijah is a force to be reckoned with! This clever superfan will take the lead as HOH, make strong alliances, and strategize his way to the end.

Ibrahim Appiah
Age: 34
Pronouns: He/Him
HometownVancouver, B.C.
Occupation: Sales Engineer
About: Ibrahim’s contagious smile and infectious personality will make it easy for him to make friends and strong bonds quickly. With a blend of quick-witted gameplay and his undeniable charisma, Ibrahim will have no problem elevating the game.

Janine Holmes
Age: 44
Pronouns: She/Her
HometownToronto, Ont.
Occupation: Hair and Make-Up Artist
About: Talk about blonde ambition! Not only is Janine a successful business owner, but she’s also a married mom of two. This vibrant hair and makeup artist will offer up her hairstyling services to her fellow houseguests, get them to spill their secrets, and use them to her advantage in the game.

Kayla Clennon
Age: 26
Pronouns: She/Her
HometownStouffville, Ont.
Occupation: Volleyball Coach
About: Brains, brawn, and beauty. Kayla is here to prove that she is a fierce competitor and will dominate as a comp beast. Kayla’s goofy side will distract her houseguest into thinking she isn’t a threat, but she has some tricks up her sleeves.

Lexus Jackson
Age: 24
Pronouns: She/Her
HometownToronto, Ont.
Occupation: Dental Hygienist
About: With an enticing personality and hypnotizing aura, Lexus plans to reel in the houseguests with her social game, but doesn’t mind being the villain if that’s what it takes to win big.

Matthew Wong 
Age: 27
Pronouns: He/Him
HometownSurrey, B.C.
Occupation: Kinesiologist  
About: Matthew is a well-rounded competitor who plans to bring his A-game to #BBCAN12. With a mix of physical prowess, strategic thinking and social charm, Matthew is determined to be the Season 12 champion!

Todd Clements
Age: 31        
Pronouns: He/Him
HometownHappy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L.
Occupation: General Contractor
About: Todd is fun, honest and has a big heart. His strategy is to win competitions and become a leader in the house. Although he talks a big game, he wouldn’t mind a showmance to keep him company until the end.

Vivek Sabbarwal
Age: 25
Pronouns: He/Him
HometownSaint John, N.B.
Occupation: Software Developer
About: Vivek is a superfan full of ambition and passion for the game. He plans on securing a ride or die to carry him through the season, but don’t be fooled, once it’s time for the finale, he will cut his #1 to ensure he is crowned the winner.

In the Season 12 premiere, watch the drama unfold when Host Arisa Cox reveals two mystery all-stars on TuesdayMarch 5, 2024 at 7 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Global and STACKTV. Then, Big Brother Canada airs WednesdayMarch 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (EVICTION) (moves to 9:30 p.m.ET/PT the following week) and SundayMarch 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (HOH).

This season, #BBCAN12 will air three nights a week featuring new episodes on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT (Head of Household), Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT (Power of Veto) and Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT (Eviction). Season 12 houseguests are competing for over $200,000 in cash and prizes including $100,000 cash, $10,000 from Tonybet, $10,000 provided by Philips Sonicare Oral Care, a Year’s Worth of Skip, a Brand-New Wardrobe Courtesy of WINNERS, a $10,000 Samsung Galaxy Prize Pack, an Unforgettable Cuban Beach Vacation with Sunwing, and a Brand-New 2024 Infiniti QX60 SUV.

For the full 360° experience, fans can visit to access the Digital Dailies, houseguest interviews, live show votes, and more, beginning in early March. Stream Season 12 live and on demand with STACKTV and access past seasons on and the Global TV App.

Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 12 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions (a Boat Rocker company) in association with Corus Entertainment and content powerhouse Banijay, with the deal struck by distribution arm Banijay Rights. Executive Producers are John BruntonErin BrockEric Abboud, and Arisa Cox.

Corus Entertainment’s Original Programming team, driving its slate of unscripted series, is helmed by industry executive Rachel Nelson as Vice President of Original Programming and Corus Studios, and supported by longtime TV veterans Lynne Carter and Debbie Brown (Executives in Charge of Production).

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