ET CANADA WELCOMES BIG BROTHER CANADA ALUMS BRITTNEE BLAIR AND JEDSON TAVERNIER AS NEW ON-AIR REPORTERS

The Reality TV Fan-Favourites Join ET Canada's Nightly Broadcast Starting November 1

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TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2022 /CNW/ - ET Canada is proud to announce that former Big Brother Canada houseguests Brittnee Blair and Jedson Tavernier are set to join ET Canada as reporters beginning this November. Alongside hosts Cheryl Hickey and Sangita Patel, and reporters Carlos Bustamante, Morgan Hoffman and Keshia Chanté, Blair and Tavernier will help deliver the latest in entertainment news to Canadian audiences on the award-winning nightly broadcast, airing weeknights at 7:30 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Global.

ET Canada reporters Jedson Tavernier and Brittnee Blair (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)
ET Canada reporters Jedson Tavernier and Brittnee Blair (CNW Group/Corus Entertainment Inc.)

"I'm so thrilled to be joining the ET Canada family," exclaimed Blair. "I'm looking forward to all of the adventures yet to come, and to sharing so many wonderful stories with our viewers."

"I am beyond excited to start working on ET Canada!" stated Tavernier. "This feels like a full circle moment for me, after appearing on Big Brother Canada on Global, to be given the opportunity to work as a reporter on the same network. I'm looking forward to getting in the studio, learning from the other on-air talent, and interviewing some amazing people!"

Brittnee Blair is a well-known Canadian television personality, appearing as host of W Network's Movie Date, and appeared as a houseguest on the third season of Big Brother Canada. A beacon and advocate for body positivity and self-love, Brittnee is an international plus-size model, who prides herself on encouraging women of all shapes, colours, and sizes to embrace their own beauty. In her spare time, she travels the world discovering and connecting with new places and people, through local cuisine and experiences.

Jedson Tavernier is a Toronto-based model, social media creator, fitness enthusiast and TV personality. After five years of playing varsity basketball at the University of Western Ontario and graduating with two degrees in Kinesiology, Jedson transitioned his talents to entertainment, appearing on the ninth season of Big Brother Canada. Jedson also lends his talents to the Toronto Raptors social media team, and has appeared in various broadcast commercials and brand campaigns. When Jedson isn't working, he loves to read, stay active, and inspire those around him.

"ET Canada is thrilled to welcome Brittnee and Jedson to the team as our newest reporters," said executive producer, John Kampilis. "With engaging personalities and strong social presence, Brittnee and Jedson bring their own brand of storytelling and perspective to the show, and we can't wait to introduce them to our viewers on November 1!"

ET Canada airs weeknights at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT on Global. For up-to-the-moment entertainment news, celebrity interviews and more, visit etcanada.com, and stream ET Canada live and on demand with STACKTV and the Global TV App.

Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels. The Global TV App is available on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku streaming players, Roku TV™ models and at watch.globaltv.com.

About ET Canada

Entertainment Tonight Canada is a Canadian Screen Award-winning, nationally syndicated entertainment news program hosted by Cheryl Hickey and Sangita Patel. Along with Carlos Bustamante, Morgan Hoffman and Los Angeles reporter Keshia Chanté, ET Canada brings viewers closer to the stars with exclusive interviews and specials with the biggest celebrities in Hollywood.

About Corus Entertainment

Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children's book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus' roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, TELETOON+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit www.corusent.com.

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