Theatre director Jay Northcott of Toronto, ON, was the second houseguest to be evicted on Big Brother Canada. We caught up with Jay following their exit to see why Marty put them on the block, which experience they felt like they missed out on and who they grew the closest with.
Nice t-shirt! [Jay is wearing a t-shirt that says ‘regrets’ instead of Rugrats, in the same font].
It’s regret instead of Rugrats!
Love it. Well, do you have any?
I do not have any regrets. Hindsight is 20/20 once you leave that house. No regrets. Just vibes. I think I really wish that some things turned out differently, but I’m really happy with the game I played.
Looking back right before that veto competition. I don’t know if I want to use the word cocky, but you did appear to be a little too cocky. How surprised were you that Jayce-Lynne won that veto?
I was not surprised at all. I knew that it seemed like a competition that I could do really well at. I’m pretty good at puzzles and I have a pretty wicked balance, but I think I was looking around a little bit too much.
Jayce-Lynn is a figure skater and I server like I was at a certain point and she 100% deserved it.
I don’t think I was cocky. I just like to go in with confidence or else I’m going to be my own detriment, right?
Were you expecting to be sitting next to Kevin and how do you think you would have fared against him?
I think I would have been fine against Kevin, and I think I would have still been in the house. I think I was really quick to discover the little snake game that Kevin was playing. I knew for a fact that I would be able to use that to my advantage [later on], unlike with Betty, who is like the sweetest and kindest person in the entire world. She’s also very authentic, which I love.
How were things between you and Marty before you left? Did you understand why he put you up?
Oh, I didn’t. Somebody needs to tell me. I need to watch the episodes. I don’t understand what I did. I think everybody in the house was really surprised. I don’t know why Marty put me up. He must be in an alliance or something that was trying to get me out.
I think [him getting me out] was probably for the best. Like honestly, I can’t be mad. Game respects game. It was probably the best thing he could have done for his game because I wasn’t coming after him right away, but he was for sure on my list
Did the other houseguests let you know that you’d be going home?
Yeah, a little bit.
I felt confident that I could get seven votes, but what’s really difficult with seven is that you also have these people that are kind of in these does…so getting seven [votes to keep] you is hard. I really did have to work a lot to get those votes and when I realized I could only get five, I told the people who I was working with to send me home just for the fact that I wanted their game to continue.
You still got those two votes!
Those stupid votes. Yeah, I know. I was shocked but when I found out it was Hermon and Kyle, I was way less shocked. Those boys are playing the game, but I think I’ve never seen that move work for anyone where you use a vote to blame it on somebody else. So, I hope it bites them a little bit in the butt.
Was there a Big Brother Canada experience that you wished you would have gotten to experience?
Yeah, I really wanted to taste slop! I want to know what it tastes like and I wanted to see what the Have Not Room was going to look like! Hopefully, I’ll get to see it [on TV] this week because we haven’t seen it yet, so I’m excited to see what it looks like.
Honestly, I would have also loved to play in a bit more competitions, but every experience that I did have in the Big Brother Canada house was so unforgettable.
As someone who has tasted slop before, you are not missing much! Which houseguest did you grow the closest with?
Josh and Jess were two people that I really connected with. Saying goodbye to both of them was really tough. Both are lovely humans.
Programming Note: The TV Watercooler’s Big Brother Canada Exit Interviews will resume in April.
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