Update: (03/24/20 @ 2:30 pm): It’s official. Big Brother Canada 8 is over…for now.
The Big Brother Canada 8 game continues despite the coronavirus and covid-19 pandemic, but recently, cases and the severity of the situation have escalated in Toronto. On Monday, Premier Doug Ford announced an official shutdown of non-essential businesses. It would start on March 24 at 11:59 pm EST.
Technically, the production of Big Brother Canada is a non-essential business, essential businesses usually mean hospitals, grocery stores, etc., so there is a major chance that the production team will be forced to stop recording the series, forcing all the houseguests to go home and completely halt the game.
Additionally, The Logic published an article claiming that many Big Brother Canada staff members resigned on Sunday due to fear of the coronavirus and losing benefits. This led to Insight Productions (the company that produces Big Brother Canada) to offer strict guidelines as precautionary measures to keep everyone safe and healthy.
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) March 24, 2020
This season has already had a series of bad luck, but we would still like to see the game finish. However, this might not be the case if they’re forced to stop production on the series due to the Ontario decree. Earlier today, a major vote flip plan was taking place and then feeds went black and have yet to return. It’s been hours, so of course the spinning wheel of worry has creeped up. Hopefully, it’s just a feed outage for a party or something, but we’ll keep you updated if BBCAN8 really does shut down.