The beloved "Big Brother Canada" third-person speaking contestant A.J. was evicted in a surprise twist on Sunday night, sending him home in a rushed elimination ceremony. As we've come to expect from him, A.J. was quite calm about it -- almost lethargic, in fact.
As HOH, Topaz was left in a room by herself and told that she had to nominate two contestants to be put on the block. She thought it was private (foolish! Nothing is private on "Big Brother"!), but it wasn't, and the houseguests downstairs heard every deliberation. She finally decided to put Andrew and A.J. up on the block.
A.J. was evicted with a vote of 4-2. He is now the first member of the "Big Brother Canada" jury and gets to vote on who'll win it all. HuffPost TV Canada chatted with A.J. briefly about leaving the house.
Do you have any regrets about your gameplay and why/why not?
The only regret I have is that I didn't get the opportunity to win an HOH and make my mark on the game as a competitor. It was also tough to be tied for HOH twice and to miss it so closely.
Which other contestant do you believe is most responsible for your ousting (besides Topaz, obviously)?
I would just have to say that besides Topaz it was the four people who voted me out. They obviously wanted to keep Andrew in the house. They were put on the spot, and I have no ill will against them.
Do you plan on using the jury position to exact revenge if you can?
Absolutely not. I will take my responsibility as a juror very seriously. I want someone to win this competition that has played the best.
Toronto socialite with a passion for fashion.
Emerald "Topaz" Brady
A sweet dental hygienist from Scarborough, this gem is single and ready to mingle.
This calculating professional YouTuber from New Brunswick approaches everything like a mathematical equation.
A self-proclaimed party girl from Fort McMurray who knows how to get what she wants.
Anuj “A.J.” Burman
Quick on his feet, this slick salesman from Toronto claims he can sell anything to anyone.
A small town elementary school teacher from Nova Scotia with a big personality.
An adorable and innocent East Coast farm boy with a strong work ethic and a heart of gold.
An exotic Persian beauty from Edmonton who’s out to prove there is more to her than what meets the eye.
Cocky but lovable, this doctoral student from Vancouver believes his PhD in Social Psychology is his key to the grand prize.
Free-spirited and sporty, this tomboy from Toronto loves life and isn’t afraid of a little competition.
A hopeless romantic and charming down-home East Coaster.
A thrill-seeking tanning salon owner from Toronto who works hard and plays even harder.
Aneal Joshua Ramkissoon
A sweet, smart, super fan from Richmond Hill who plans to do his thesis on "Big Brother."
A loving mama bear from Vancouver with a passion for hip-hop and her community.
Handsome and hardworking, this Calgary firefighter loves to party.
Host Arisa Cox
She's going to have her hands full with this bunch!