TV Spotlight: Holly Noseworthy

By: Jason Sheppard

She may not have gotten to spend this spring inside the Big Brother Canada house, and that’s just fine with her


If you had told Holly Noseworthy six months ago that very soon she would be trying out to be a house guest on Big Brother Canada’s seventh season, she would have thought you were talking to the wrong person.

However, when season seven did start, after the main house guests had settled into the house, Noseworthy, along with Cory Kennedy of Sussex, New Brunswick were given the chance to join them by way of viewers’ choice.

Noseworthy and Kennedy were chosen to play as potential game “assets”, meaning should either be chosen by viewers to enter the house, they would then aid house guests in various ploys, hopefully to the end of the season.

It was Kennedy who was chosen to join the game but Noseworthy is more than happy with that outcome. 

“I certainly didn’t plan for things to go the way they did,” Noseworthy tells The Herald of her experience. “I never in a million years thought I would be on TV for Big Brother.”

A girlfriend’s scheme

Noseworthy, who is originally from Ontario, moved with her family to Newfoundland and Labrador when she was five and has been living in Conception Bay South ever since.

She works for Guarda as an armed guard. “You know those Brink’s trucks?” she asks. “I work on those. I load those up.” 

Noseworthy tells us her plans for the future involve her becoming a correctional officer.  Corrections is the line of work she’ll be pursuing while also caring for her three puppies, who she loves dearly. And how exactly did an armed guard from C.B.S. get involved with Big Brother Canada? 

According to Noseworthy it was all her girlfriend’s doing.

“I didn’t know anything about the show but all my girlfriends were like, ‘Oh my God, Big Brother’s coming here and you’ve got to audition’ and I was like ‘No. Not happening. I don’t even watch the show.’”

One of Noseworthy’s friends wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer however, and invited her out for a drink one night at a local bar knowing that the Big Brother Canada casting associates and producers were inside. “I’m pretty sure she was scheming, but at the time I didn’t really know,” recalls Noseworthy.

With around 300 other people inside that evening, Noseworthy decided to audition for a spot. A process she describes as “lengthy.” It was audition after audition after audition according to her.

‘five minutes of fame’ 

Noseworthy is far from being a poor sport over not haven been chosen to play. “I got as far as I did and when I got home I was bombarded by my social media and all the text messages from friends and people I haven’t talked to in years. I only had five minutes of fame, which was still was pretty cool.”

Despite the excitement of the experience and the attention Noseworthy received upon returning home, she insists that her Big Brother Canada experience is behind her. “No, I wouldn’t do it again,” she said. 

“Not because anything was negative. I’ll try anything and I tried and I’m happy with that. But my friends are saying I should try out next year, and I’m like, ‘no, that’s it.’ 

Still, we had to ask what type of strategy Noseworthy would employ had she gotten into the house. 

“I’m the type that what you see is what you get. I tell it like it is. There’s no back doors with me. I don’t sugarcoat things. I’m not rude. But if I got something to say, I’ll say it. To me, the most important thing is to be true to yourself because that’s important. I don’t want to get on and be someone that I’m not. I think I would have played a pretty good game.”

Noseworthy wants everyone who supported her to know how grateful she is. 

“I want people to know that I really appreciate anyone that voted for me and was constantly voting. I know a lot of my girlfriends were sharing posts and there was a lot of Twitter stuff going on. I want to thank whoever voted and supported me. It’s such a great feeling coming back and that people recognize you. I was only on Big Brother Canada for five minutes but Newfoundlanders come together and they really want to see people from here go far.”

Big Brother Canada airs on NTV Sundays at 9:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.

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