Shaw Media and Insight Productions have announced that Canadian television personality Arisa Cox (CBCNN, E! News Weekend, The Lofters) is taking on the coveted role of Host of Big Brother Canada. On February 27th at 9pm ET/PT Arisa will introduce viewers to the first ever batch of Canadian houseguests and week-to-week will eavesdrop on the house and navigate the houseguests through surprise twists and unexpected turns. Canadians won’t miss a moment of this winter’s hottest series with Slice™ available on free preview in nearly 10 million homes across the country just in time for launch.
“We’re thrilled to have Arisa Cox join Big Brother Canada. As host she has the unique experience of playing the role of amateur psychologist, puppet master and confidante to the houseguests and with her magnetic personality and extensive background she’s the perfect fit,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media.”
Whether interviewing A-list celebrities as co-host of E! News Weekend, walking the runway at Toronto Fashion Week, or writing fashion commentary for the National Post, Arisa can tackle any situation. Her diverse background as an entertainment host, pop culture commentator, journalist, actor and writer provide her with the ability to ask the tough questions – those that everyone watching at home will be eager to know. Early in her career, she appeared on the first season of the Canadian reality series, The Lofters. Having lived on camera for a full year, Arisa can relate to the houseguest experience – having your every move caught on camera and witnessed by a national audience.
“Arisa knows first-hand what our group of houseguests will be going through” said John Brunton, Executive Producer. “Her experience and insight into this unique situation will allow her to get into the minds of the houseguests and ask the questions that the viewers want to hear. She will be the perfect bridge between the houseguests and the viewing audience at home. We are thrilled to have Arisa take the reins of Big Brother Canada, the show could not be in better hands.”
“I am ecstatic to be on board to host Big Brother Canada. As a huge fan of reality television, and someone who has experienced living in a house full of cameras capturing my every move, I’m looking forward to meeting our Canadian houseguests to see how they play without getting played!” said Arisa Cox, Host of Big Brother Canada.
Big Brother Canada, the first Canadian installment of Endemol’s worldwide hit franchise, premieres on February 27th and will air three nights a week on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT, Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT and Sundays at 9pm ET/PT, with live eviction episodes on Thursdays. Big Brother Canada After Dark will kick off on February 27th and air seven days a week from 2am-5am ET/ 11pm-2am PT.