TORONTO -- A former Canadian reality TV contestant will host the inaugural edition of Big Brother Canada.
Arisa Cox says her experience on the 2001 series The Lofters makes her especially suited to the job.
In that Toronto-set show, eight people lived together in a camera-rigged loft for a year.
Slice's 10-week-long Big Brother Canada will feature 14 people living together in a camera-rigged house. The winner gets $100,000.
More recently, Cox was an entertainment reporter for CBC News Network and a host on the entertainment channel E!
But the 34-year-old says it's experience as a former reality show contender that makes her a good fit for Canada's first Big Brother spinoff, which kicks off Feb. 27.
-- The Canadian Press