Loft Story (Quebec)

This article is about the Canadian series prior to 2010. For the Canadian version since 2010, see Big Brother (Quebec). For the version in France, see Loft Story (France).


Loft Story was a Quebec television series broadcast on the TQS television network, and was an adaptation of the show Loft Story in France, which itself was an adaptation of the Big Brother franchise. TQS became V and replaced Loft Story with a new Big Brother series for Quebec in 2010.

During the first season (2003), the show had TVA's Occupation Double as its main competitor, and was a success in terms of viewership, but was not as financially successful as the French version. Therefore, the program was discontinued the following season, but was resurrected three years later in January 2006. In response to criticism of year 1, year 2 toned down the sexual content and replaced it with daily games and truth/dare events. The loft was also changed to include a "stunt room" the size of a basketball court, which serves for games and entertainment. A third season started in September 2006, a fourth on September 26, 2007, a fifth in Fall 2008 and an All-Star season subtitled La Revanche in Spring 2009.

Concept and rules

Unlike many other versions, the housemates are able to discuss openly about the nominations.

Season 1

Start Date: October 5, 2003 End Date: December 7, 2003 Duration: 64 days

Contestants

Celebrity Home Occupation Age
Canada Brigitte Bourdeau Ottawa Theatre 25
Canada David Tousignant Montreal Journalist 28
Canada Hugues Dubé Chicoutimi Operater 23
Canada Julie Lemay Carignan Teacher 23
Canada Léa Raby-Gauthier Montreal Designer 20
Canada Marie-Laurence Drouin St Jean Sur Richelieu Theatre 20
Canada Mathieu Gaudet Gatineau Musician & singer 23
Canada Mélanie Leclaire Outremont Data processing 27
Canada Nadia Bonnette Saint Mathias Hairdresser 21
Canada Nicolas Daigle Montreal Student 30
Canada Samuel Tissot Laval Biology Student 22
Canada Sébastien Chalifoux Montreal Fireman 23
Canada Steve Quévillon St Cuthbert Fitter of racks 24
Canada Yanick Dufour LaSalle Policeman 31

Nominations table

Each week one sex was Immune, alternating each week. In the first week only the men were eligible for Nomination, and the next week only the women were eligible for Nomination. This continued to alternate. In the finale two winners were crowned – one male, and one female.

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 FINAL (Week 9)
Julie Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Nominated Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Nominated Nominated Winner
(Female)
Samuel Not
Eligible
Nominated Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Nominated Not
Eligible
Nominated Winner
(Male)
Brigitte Not
Eligible
Nominated Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Nominated Not
Eligible
Nominated Nominated Runner-Up
(Female)
Hugues Nominated Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Nominated Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Nominated Runner-Up
(Male)
Mélanie Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Nominated Evicted
(Day 57)
Mathieu Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Nominated Evicted
(Day 50)
Marie-Laurence Not
Eligible
Nominated Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Nominated Evicted
(Day 43)
Nicolas Not In
House
Nominated Nominated Evicted
(Day 36)
Sébastien Not In
House
Nominated Evicted
(Day 32)
Léa Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Nominated Evicted
(Day 29)
David Not
Eligible
Walked
(Day 17)
Yanick Not
Eligible
Nominated Walked
(Day 17)
Nadia Not
Eligible
Nominated Evicted
(Day 15)
Steve Nominated Evicted
(Day 8)
Notes 1
Nominated
For Eviction
Hugues,
Steve
Marie,
Nadia
Samuel,
Yanick
Julie,
Léa
Nicolas,
Sébastien
Hugues,
Nicolas
Brigitte,
Marie
Mathieu,
Sammuel
Brigitte,
Julie,
Mélanie
Hugues,
Samuel
Brigitte,
Julie
Evicted Steve Nadia Evicted
Cancelled
Léa Sébastien Nicolas Marie Mathieu Mélanie Hugues
48%
to win
Brigitte
45%
to win
Samuel
52%
to win
Julie
55%
to win
  • ^1 Nicolas and Sébastien entered the House to replace David & Yanick who voluntarily left the House the week before. The girls had to choose one of them to evict, and they chose Sébastien.

The winners of the first season were Julie Lemay and Samuel Tissot and the finalists were Brigitte Bourdeau and Hugues Dubé. Lemay subsequently published two books: "Un automne au Loft: Le journal de la gagnante de Loft Story" and "L'envers de la téléréalité".

Season 2

Start Date: January 29, 2006 End Date: April 2, 2006 Duration: 64 days Season 2 was hosted by Isabelle Maréchal and Virginie Coossa, and was produced by Groupe Tele-Vision, under licence from Endemol.

Nominations Table

On alternate Weeks the men will Nominate the women, and the women will Nominate the men, until there is two of each gender left – there will then be a winner of each gender.

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 FINAL
Week 9
Female Male
Stéphanie Benoît,
Maxime
Not
Eligible
Étienne,
Steve
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Stay Étienne Not
Eligible
Maxime,
Mathieu
Nominated Winner
(Female)
Mathieu Immune Nancy,
Stéphanie
Not
Eligible
Elisabetta,
Stéphanie
Nominated Elisabetta,
Lysandre
Stay Not
Eligible
Elisabetta,
Stéphanie
Not
Eligible
Nominated Winner
(Male)
Dominique Maxime,
Steve
Not
Eligible
Étienne,
Jean
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Stay Not
Eligible
Étienne,
Maxime
Nominated Runner-Up
(Female)
Maxime Not
Eligible
Elisabetta,
Nancy
Not
Eligible
Isabelle,
Stéphanie
Nominated Lysandre,
Stéphanie
Leave Not
Eligible
Dominique,
Stéphanie
Not
Eligible
Nominated Runner-Up
(Male)
Étienne Not
Eligible
Elisabetta,
Nancy
Not
Eligible
Isabelle,
Stéphanie
Nominated Lysandre,
Stéphanie
Stay Not
Eligible
Dominique,
Elisabetta
Not
Eligible
Evicted
(Day 57)
Elisabetta Benoît,
Steve
Not
Eligible
Étienne,
Mathieu
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Stay Maxime Not
Eligible
Evicted
(Day 50)
Alexandre Not
Eligible
Nancy,
Stéphanie
Immune Isabelle,
Stéphanie
Nominated Elisabetta,
Lysandre
Stay Not
Eligible
Evicted
(Day 43)
Benoît Not
Eligible
Evicted
(Day 8)
Nominated Evicted
(Day 40)
Lysandre Benoît,
Steve
Not
Eligible
Maxime,
Steve
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Not
Eligible
Evicted
(Day 36)
Jean-François Not
Eligible
Elisabetta,
Nancy
Not
Eligible
Elisabetta,
Isabelle
Nominated Evicted
(Day 29)
Isabelle Alexandre,
Steve
Immune Étienne,
Steve
Not
Eligible
Evicted
(Day 29)
Steve Not
Eligible
Dominique,
Elisabetta
Not
Eligible
Evicted
(Day 22)
Nancy Étienne,
Jean
Not
Eligible
Evicted
(Day 15)
Notes 2 3 4 5 6 7
Nominated
For Eviction
Benoît,
Steve
Elisabetta,
Nancy
Étienne,
Steve
Isabelle,
Stéphanie
Alexandre,
Étienne,
Jean,
Mathieu,
Maxime
Elisabetta,
Lysandre,
Stéphanie
Benoît Alexandre,
Mathieu
Dominique,
Elisabetta,
Stéphanie
Étienne,
Mathieu,
Maxime
Mathieu,
Maxime
Dominique,
Stéphanie
Evicted Benoît Nancy Steve Isabelle Jean Lysandre Benoît Alexandre Elisabetta Étienne Maxime Dominique
Mathieu Stéphanie
  • ^2 On Day one six females and seven males entered – this meant that the gender balances were unequal, and the women were asked to Evict one of the men. They chose Mathieu and he secretly moved into a Secret Room. After three days he returned and, in return, won $1,000 and immunity from the first Nominations.
  • ^3 As survivor of the Eviction Steve was allowed to give Immunity o a female Housemate – he chose Isabella and she was Immune this Week.
  • ^4 Survivor Elisabetta gave Immunity to Alexandre.
  • ^5 This Week all the men automatically faced the Public Vote to evict. Jean-François was Evicted with the most Public Votes.
  • ^6 Benoît today was voted back into the house by the public. However, whether he could stay and become a Housemate again eligible to win, depended on the other Housemates. Each Housemate had to vote on whether he should stay or leave. Only if everyone voted for him to stay would he be able to stay. The result was 6 votes to 1 for him to stay, the person voting against was Maxime. As the vote was not unanimous, Benoît had to leave the house again.
  • ^7 The two survivors – Elisabetta and Stéphanie – were given the power this Week to save one male Housemate from Eviction. They chose to save Maxime and Étienne respectively – which left Alexandre and Mathieu to face the Public Vote.

The winners of the second season were Mathieu Baron and Stéphanie Bélanger. Each of them won a car and $50 000. The other participants were Dominique Julien (finalist), Maxime Hébert (finalist), Steve Carrier, Nancy Bouzi, Lysandre Maillot-Perron, Jean-François Janelle, Isabelle Perreault, Étienne Gagnon, Elisabetta Fantone, Benoît Marier and Alexandre Ouellet.

Season 3

Start Date: September 24, 2006 End Date: December 3, 2006 Duration: 71 days Season 3 was hosted by Marie Plourde and Virginie Coossa, and was produced by Groupe Tele-Vision, under licence from Endemol. The Winners: 2 – Jean-Philippe & Kim Losing Finalists: 4 – Brenda-Lee, David, Marie-Ève & Shawn-Edward Evicted Lofteurs: 9 – André, Charles, Christiana, Jennifer, Kevins-Kyle, Mélissa, Nathan, Priscilla & Vanessa

Season 4

Start Date: September 26, 2007 End Date: December 5, 2007 Duration: 71 days Winner: Mathieu "Cass" :) J.l Losing Finalist: Delphine, Élodie, Sébastien, Thomas, & Veronika Evi Robert "Bob", Karine, Stéphanie, Marilyne, Vincent "Viny Boy", Francis "Frank", Yannick "Mimo/MimoFox", Crystal, Christelle, and Mathieu "Blond" R.

Season 5

Loft Story
Season 5 (2008)

Start Date: September 28, 2008. End Date: December 7, 2008. Duration: 71 days. The Finalists: Charles-Éric (The Winner), Kevin (Runner-up), Geneviève (3rd), Mihaela (4th) and Cynthia Sa (5th). Evicted: Arcadio (twice), Claude-Alexandre, Cynthia Sc, Isabelle, Jason, Manuel, Maude, Myriam & Rémi.

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Day 3 Day 4 Day 9 Day 11
Charles-Éric Isabelle Not
known
Not
known
Not
known
Not
eligible
Nominated Not
known
Not
known
Geneviève,
Manuel
Not
known
Not
known
Winner
(Day 71)
Kevin Jason Not
known
Claude-Alexandre Not known
Charles-Éric
Jason,
Not known
Nominated Not
known
Not
known
Geneviève,
Manuel
Not
known
Arcadio Runner-Up
(Day 71)
Geneviève Exempt Nominated Isabelle,
Kevin
Arcadio,
Charles-Éric
Exempt Not
known
Not
known
Arcadio,
Mihaela
Not
known
Not
known
Third place
(Day 71)
Mihaela Myriam Maude Geneviève Isabelle,
Not known
Jason,
Manuel
Nominated Not
known
Not
known
Geneviève,
Charles-Éric
Not
known
Not
known
Fourth Place
(Day 71)
Cynthia Sa Myriam Not
known
Claude-Alexandre Arcadio,
Manuel
Not
eligible
Nominated Not
known
Not
known
Manuel,
Geneviève
Not
known
Nominated Fifth Place
(Day 71)
Arcadio Kevin Cynthia Sc Not
known
Isabelle,
Not known
Manuel,
Not known
Exempt Not
known
Not
known
Geneviève,
Manuel
Not
known
Nominated Re-Evicted
(Day 64)
Manuel Isabelle Not
known
Not
known
Not
known
Not
known
Exempt Not
known
Not
known
Charles-Éric,
Cynthia Sa
Not
known
Evicted
(Day 57)
Cynthia Sc Myriam Maude Geneviève Isabelle,
Arcadio
Arcadio,
Charles-Éric
Exempt Not
known
Not
known
Arcadio,
Geneviève
Evicted
(Day 50)
Claude-Alexandre Exempt Nominated Evicted
(Day 9)
Not
known
Not
known
Re-Evicted
(Day 43)
Rémi Kevin Isabelle Not
known
Geneviève,
Not known
Not
eligible
Exempt Not
known
Evicted
(Day 36)
Myriam Isabelle Isabelle Not
known
Isabelle,
Kevin
Not
eligible
Nominated Evicted
(Day 29)
Jason Kevin Cyntha Sc Nominated Isabelle,
Not known
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 22)
Isabelle Myriam Maude Not
known
Mihaela,
Kevin
Evicted
(Day 15)
Maude Mihaela Not
known
Claude-Alexandre Evicted
(Day 8)
Notes 8 9 10 See note
11
12
13 14 None 15 See note
15
16
1517 18
Nominated
for eviction
Isabelle,
Maude,
Myriam
Claude-Alexandre,
Geneviève,
Jason
Isabelle,
Manuel
Arcadio,
Charles-Éric,
Jason
Charles-Éric,
Cynthia Sa,
Kevin,
Mihaela,
Myriam
Arcadio,
Charles-Éric,
Kevin,
Rémi
Claude-Alexandre,
Manuel
Cynthia Sc,
Geneviève,
Manuel
Arcadio,
Manuel
Arcadio,
Cynthia Sa
Charlies-Éric,
Cynthia Sa,
Geneviève,
Kevin,
Mihaela
Evicted Maude Claude-Alexandre Isabelle Jason &
Arcadio
Myriam Rémi Claude-Alexandre Cynthia Sc Manuel Arcadio Cynthia Sa &
Mihaela
Geneviève
Kevin
Charles-Éric
  • ^8 Claude-Alexandre and Geneviève were taking part in a secret mission, and as a result were exempt from this round of nominations. As Isabelle received most nominations, this means that Males will be given automatic immunity for following day.
  • ^9 Since Day 1, Claude-Alexandre and Geneviève were taking part in a secret mission, which later included Jason, as the mission has completed, it was announced that one of them must go, and the housemates voted to evict either Claude-Alexandre, Geneviève or Jason, they were not permitted to vote. Even though evicted, Maude was allowed to nominate.
  • ^10 This week housemates voted twice, first, to determine the first nominee, then, second time, to determine the second nominee. Initially it was Isabelle and Kevin who had the most votes, but after Geneviève won the Power of Veto, she was able to save one of the nominees and she chose to save Kevin, she could also replace the nominee, and she choose Manuel.
  • ^11 Cynthia Sc and Kevin were immune as they are the current Heads of House. This week only the males could be nominated, meaning that all the females were immune. In the recent Canadian General Election there was a 58% turnout. The Master (Big Brother) decided that there should be a 58% turnout in the nominations, meaning that only 6 Housemates were allowed to nominate. Cynthia Sc and Kevin, the Heads of House, had to choose the 6 Housemates that could nominate and they chose themselves, Arcadio, Geneviève, Manuel and Mihaela. This meant that Charles-Éric, Cynthia Sa, Jason, Myriam and Rémi were not allowed to nominate.
  • ^12 During last week, Jason broke a number of rules and was put up for eviction. The public could choose either to evict him, punish him for the next 3 week, or punish the whole house, the public choose to evict him. Arcadio was also evicted, but as Jason was previously evicted, Arcadio was given the power to bring either himself, or Jason back into the house, and he choose himself, therefore he is now a full housemate again.
  • ^13 This week all housemates automatically faced the public vote, Arcadio, Cynthia Sa, Geneviève, Manuel and Rémi won immunity, meaning that Charles-Éric, Cynthia Sa, Kevin, Mihaela and Myriam faced the public vote.
  • ^14 Claude-Alexandre re-entered the house Loft as a Mole for The Master, he cannot win, but can be nominated and evicted, as it is unknown whether he is exempt or not. As Head of House, Geneviève was immune from this eviction.
  • ^15 Kevin won 'eternal immunity' which gave him a free pass to the finale. Cynthia Sc obtained 'eternal nomination', which gave her automatic nomination for the rest of her stay.
  • ^16 Mihaela was immune as she was the current Head of House.
  • ^17 This week, the public were nominating, and the housemate were evicting, Arcadio and Cynthia Sa received the most public votes and were nominated for eviction.
  • ^18 The public was voting for who to win.

Season 6

Loft Story 6: La Revanche
Season 6 (2009)

The 6th season of Loft Story, titled Loft Story : La revanche (an All-Star edition), competed housemates of the last five seasons. The show started on March 29, 2009 on TQS.[1]

Housemates

Housemates choice by the public:

  • Cynthia Sauro (Loft Story 5)
  • Dominique Julien (Loft Story 2)
  • Hugues Dubé (Loft Story 1)
  • Mathieu Baron (Loft Story 2)
  • Mathieu Surprenant, "Cass" (Loft Story 4)
  • Sébastien Tremblay (Loft Story 4)

Housemates choice by the channel TQS:

  • Alexandra (Occupation Double 4)
  • Arcadio Marcuzzi (Loft Story 5)
  • Christelle Huot (Loft Story 4)
  • Cynthia Schaefer, "Cinny" (Loft Story 5)
  • David Tremblay (Loft Story 3)
  • Delphine Constantin Constantin (Loft Story 4)
  • Gabriel Julien (Occupation Double 4)
  • Geneviève Deneault (Loft Story 5)
  • Kevin Lambert, "Kevins-Kyle" (Loft Story 3)
  • Priscilla Lanni (Loft Story 3)

Housemates has been in the casting process:

  • Brenda-Lee Tamaya-Chabot (Loft Story 3)
  • Crystal Dumas (Loft Story 4)
  • Francis Benoit (Loft Story 4)
  • Jean-Philippe Anwar (Loft Story 3)
  • Mélanie Leclaire (Loft Story 1)
  • Myriam Lamontagne (Loft Story 5)
  • Rémi Messier (Loft Story 5)
  • Thomas Girard (Loft Story 4)

References

External links

  • Official site of TQS's Loft Story (French)
  • Popular blog reporting last news about Loft Story (French)
  • Pictures of participants of the 2006 Québécoise edition

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