Local family competes on Family Feud Canada

Nichols family team
The Nichols family team which competed on Family Feud Canada. Photo from Facebook.
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Charlie and his angels have completed their mission. Although the details of that mission – appearing on the current season of Family Feud Canada – remain shrouded in secrecy, local fans won’t have long to wait to find out what happened.

Charles Nichols and his sisters Kathy Leggett, Susan Perkins, Barb Irish and Michelle Jordan decided to apply to appear on the show a few months ago when they saw an ad on Facebook looking for applicants. In late August they submitted a short video introducing themselves in the role of “Charlie and his angels going on a mission to impress the people on Family Feud,” Jordan said.

The video must have been well received by the popular game show’s producers, because the five siblings (five out of a family of 13 who grew up together in Toledo) were called in for auditions, consisting of several interviews. In addition to providing some family background “you play a bit of a game to make sure you actually know what you’re doing,” said Jordan.

The Nichols team was informed in the first week of October that they had been chosen to appear on the show, and spent two days in Toronto taping episodes at the CBC studio a couple of weeks later.

Although they didn’t have much time to prepare, Jordan said, “We played family feud for about a week straight, asking each other questions.”

Jordan said the siblings decided to apply because “we do a lot of things as a family, and we enjoy competition.” They have been watching the show since it first appeared on American TV in the 1970s. Season two of Family Feud Canada premiered Oct. 12 and will see approximately 130 families compete.  These 130 were chosen from 650 virtual auditions. Families compete for $10,000 each night and can stay on the show for up to three episodes if they continue winning, giving them the chance to win a total of up to $30,000.

The episodes featuring the Nichols family will air some time in February, although they have not yet been given the exact dates.

The experience of taping the shows, said Jordan, was “amazing.”

“I can’t say enough about CBC,” she added. “They treat you very nice. It was just great.”

Charles and Michelle live in Toledo, while Barb resides in Kingston, Kathy in Crosby and Susan in North Augusta. The youngest team member was Michelle Jordan at 51, with her sister Kathy Leggett, 66, the oldest.

Article by Chris Must