SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading NOW if you have yet to watch the season 18 finale of “Big Brother”, or live on the west coast, where it has yet to air. Spoilers to follow…
It’s a wrap for another season of “Big Brother”, with a winner declared at the end of the 90-minute finale.
But first there were some competitions, including one that saw the final three — Paul, Nicole and James — dressed up like kitty cats, and the final Head of Household challenge, with the trio quizzed on their knowledge of their fellow houseguests based on statements they made.
The final HOH was Paul, who cast his vote to send James out of the house, leaving Paul and Nicole as the final two.
In his exit interview, host Julie Chen asked James if he was surprised to have made it this far.
“Not really, Julie,” James replied. “I took a lot of advice from some of the greatest players and, you know, I was told last season by Vanessa, she said, you have a 33 per cent chance of winning these comps, so you’re on my target radar… I wanted my social game to take me as far as possible in the game and definitely not be a threat in any way.”
After James joined the jury, it was interrogation time — a key element of the finale in which a botched answer could cost $500,000.
“Six times on the block and only two votes to evict, and I’m still in this chair,” Paul said, defending the strategy that brought him to the final two.
“I obviously feel like I was the brains behind a lot of it,” admitted Nicole to the jury, adding that “a lot of times things just seemed to be going my way, so I just sat back and let it happen.”
When the jury cast its votes, after a tie-breaking vote, the winner of season 18 who’ll be walking away with $500,000 prize is…
Nicole Franzel, season 18’s “Big Brother” champ.
“For the first time in the history of ‘Big Brother’ a woman has won against a man in the final two,” declared Julie Chen of this historic reality show moment.
Meanwhile, three-time evictee Victor walked away $25,000 richer after winning the title of America’s Favourite Houseguest.
And that’s all she wrote. “Big Brother” will return to Global next summer, but before than get ready for season five of “Big Brother Canada”, coming to Global in spring 2017. Think you have what it takes to be a “BBC” houseguest? Then head to BigBrotherCasting.ca to throw your hat in the ring, and you may find yourself moving into Canada’s craziest house.