Another one bites the dust. Just this afternoon, Global and Insight Productions officially confirmed that they're ending production on Big Brother Canada season eight due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Big Brother Canada is a labour of love for so many, and even though it hurts to say goodbye to the season, it’s the right thing to do,” host Arisa Cox said.
“On behalf of the incredible people who put this show together, thank you to everyone who started this journey with us. Please take care and be safe!”
In their statement, BBCAN confirmed that they do not plan to resume production of the ongoing season at a later date.
This season has been anything but ordinary. Just a few weeks in, viewers have witnessed a self-eviction, and two ejections from the house, meaning that there was only one actual eviction (Micheal Stubley) that occurred in season eight.
On Sunday's episode of Big Brother Canada, fans saw houseguest Carol contemplating whether she wanted to stay. She made the ultimate decision to go to HOH Sheldon and ask him to put her up for eviction. However, she said she would self-evict if he wasn't compliant.
It has yet to be announced how exactly the season will end, but the houseguests were made aware of the COVID-19 pandemic over the speaker by executive producer Erin Brock.
The series isn't coming to an abrupt end. Global and Insight Productions confirmed that two more episodes of season eight will air on Wednesday, March 25 and Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Narcity has reached out to Big Brother Canada, but they have no additional comments at this time.