One month before its debut, “Big Brother Célébrités,” is already causing a stir. The new reality show will arrive on Noovo and Noovo.ca on Sunday January 10. Then, 15 Quebec personalities from all walks of life will enter the “Big Brother” house, a sumptuous manor on Île-Bizard. Living together around the clock, under the watchful eye of the cameras, the celebrities will be completely cut off from the outside world.
They will try to form alliances and overcome various challenges to make it to the finale, 13 weeks later. Claude Bégin, Jean Pascal, Rita Baga, Lysandre Nadeau and Geneviève Borne are the first five celebrities to be unveiled for the series. As is the tradition of “Big Brother,” further contestants will be revealed during the big premiere, hosted by Marie-Mai on January 10 on Noovo.
After being adapted in 60 markets, broadcast in 80 countries, with more than 470 seasons and nearly 30.000 episodes, the Quebec adaptation of “Big Brother Célébrités” is set to be a staple on TV and on the web this winter. This version of Banijay’s format “Celebrity Big Brother” is produced in Quebec by Entourage Television, in collaboration with Bell Media. This deal was agreed by Banijay Rights.
In order to stay in the competition and win top honors, celebrities will have to use strategies, win various events and build trusting relationships with other players since, each week, their roommates will vote to oust one of theirs. After 13 weeks of isolation, only one celebrity will be voted the big winner by the participants eliminated during the season. In addition to the honourable title, the winner will also pick-up prizes consisting of a Cadillac Model car, $25.000 in cash and another $25.000 donated to the cause or charity of their choice.