A 22-year-old line cook from Banff was removed as a contestant on Big Brother Canada 9 prior the show premieres on Wednesday (March 3).
BANFF – Ethan Quance, a 22-year-old man from Banff, was removed from the Big Brother Canada 9 cast after "significant concerns" were brought forward about the cast member.
"Today (Feb. 25), Global TV and Insight Productions were made aware of some significant concerns regarding an individual who has been announced as part of the Season 9 cast for Big Brother Canada," a social media statement said.
"We take this information seriously and acknowledge the impact these concerns raise for both the production and those involved. While much of what has been brought to our attention remains unproven, we cannot proceed with casting this person and this individual will be replaced ahead of the season premiere."
Last Wednesday (Feb. 24), Big Brother 9's contestants were announced, which included Quance. By Thursday evening, Quance's profile and promotional video were removed from the Big Brother Canada 9 website.
Originally from Ontario, the line cook, who described himself as “easy-going and caring” and with a “wild side,” was suppose to compete on the hit reality show, where a group of strangers are filmed living at a private residence and participate in an elimination-style competition.
“My personality is I’m a fun dude, goofball, enthusiastic. I’m extremely competitive, I hate losing. I’m always having fun, [and] always goofing around,” said Quance in his Big Brother Canada promo video before it was deleted.
Big Brother Canada 9 premieres Wednesday (March 3) at 7 p.m. on Global.
Fourteen house guests compete over 70 days, with the winner taking home $100,000, and $20,000 worth of other prizes.