Siblings from the Village of Toledo, Ont., will appear on Family Feud Canada – Kingston

With the COVID-19 pandemic dragging on and restrictions increasing, many Canadians have had to find new ways to use their time.

A large family from a small town north of Brockville, Ontario did just that.

They went the unconventional route and appeared on a national game show.

What started as an idea to deal with the pandemic, five members of the Nichols family produced an audition video – and it was ultimately the catalyst that got the group of siblings onto the Family Feud Canada game show.

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“In our boredom, we decided to record a video. We didn’t even dream that we would be selected to actually go on the show,” says Michelle Jordan, who sits with four of her siblings who appeared on the show . around their kitchen table.

From left to right: Michelle Jordan, Charles Nichols, Susan Perkins, Kathy Leggett and Barbara Irish.

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The Nichols family consists of 13 siblings, ages 51 to 73, all of whom were born in the small village of Toledo, northwest of Brockville.

As a close family, separated in the early days of the pandemic, they first met in July.

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“We travel together. We camp together … camp. We do everything together, ”says Sister Barbara Irish. “Everyone thinks we’re abnormal!

“Because we just love our family.”

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But love doesn’t necessarily win when you talk about being on TV.

As part of their foreplay video, older brother Charles Nichols talks to his sisters via a hands-free device.

“I brought all of my siblings together … to pick the cream of the crop for this mission,” says Nichols.

Her mission was to infiltrate the show producers and get their attention.

The group of five would dress up as Charlie’s Angels.

Nichols family.

Nichols family

“Because we’re excited,” says Jordan. Her sister Susan Perkins added, “And a little bit crazy!”

The group laughed out loud together.

Exactly what the TV producers were looking for, they say.

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In October, the five Nichol siblings made their way to Toronto to record the show, which required negative COVID-19 tests.

Nichols family.

Nichols family

“When we got there we didn’t move,” said Irish with a laugh. “We didn’t go anywhere.”

“But it was exciting,” added Perkins.

Nichols family.

Nichols family

Their episode will air in February 2021, and how they did it is a mystery until then.

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