ABOVE: Watch Liem Vu of Global’s The Morning Show tour the new Big Brother Canada house.
TORONTO — The 16 houseguests chosen to be a part of season 3 of Big Brother Canada, debuting Monday, will be staying for up to 70 days in a brand new house equipped with 85 cameras and 60 microphones.
The house has sepia-soaked walls, grinding gears, and secret vaults.
“The geography of the house is exactly the same but seeing as it’s a new season, we wanted a brand new feel for the house so we went with steampunk,” explained host Arisa Cox.
“It’s a vision of the future set in the past so it’s kind of like a clock exploded in here. It’s busy, it’s chaotic, which is exactly how Big Brother Canada goes down.”
The houseguests, chosen after coast to coast auditions, are competing for $100,000 cash, a $25,000 gift card from The Brick and a $10,000 trip courtesy of Twistos.
They are Graig Merritt and Jordan Parhar of B.C.; Kevin Martin, Ashleigh Wood and Brittnee Blair of Calgary; Nova Scotia native Willow MacDonald (who now calls Calgary home); Zach Oleynik of Regina; Johnny Colatruglio of Winnipeg; Naeha Sareen, Godfrey Mangwiza, Sarah Hanlon, Sindy Nguyen and Risha Denner of Toronto; Bobby Hlad of Oakville, Ont.; Bruno Ielo of Ottawa; and Mexico-born Pilar Nemer of Dartmouth, N.S.
Profiles are available on the official Big Brother Canada site.
Last season’s winner was Jon Pardy of Newfoundland.
The third season of Big Brother Canada debuts Monday, March 23 on Global.
The popular Big Brother Canada Side Show will also be back, expanded to one-hour, with Peter Brown and Gary Levy. It will air on Slice.
BELOW: Watch ET Canada reveals the season 3 houseguests.
– with files by John R. Kennedy / Global News