Big Brother revealed the new shopping task to the housemates yesterday, and it was clearly a welcome relief after the tense nominations atmosphere over the past 24 hours.
More about that in a moment, but first, thanks to Big Brother 247, here are the task details…
Yesterday, six housemates become stranded and the four remaining housemates had to rescue the Strandees of their choice.
Housemates were called into the garden and six of them had to make their way into the large task room. Once inside, they became the self-appointed stranded housemates and discovered a survival camp base, made up of electric hobs, camp beds and reindeer skins.
The stranded housemates are: Aaron, Aden, Alex, Faye, Harry and Jem.
The four housemates who were left in the garden (Anton, Louise, Jay and Tom) automatically became the Rescuers and will face individual challenges in order to rescue a stranded housemate of their choice. If the Rescuer fails their challenge, the Strandee that they have chosen will remain stranded.
Rescuers are allowed to try and save the same stranded housemate more than once.
Challenge 1: Ski Slalom
One Rescuer must ski non-stop for 30 minutes on a ski slalom machine, without breaks. As there is no clock, housemates must use their own judgement of time. If the Rescuer ski’s for 30 minutes or more, then the stranded housemate of their choice will be freed.
Challenge 2: Don’t eat yellow snow
In the diary room, one Rescuer will be presented with five ice bowls containing different flavoured yellow snow. They must eat the entire contents of all bowls in five minutes and then write down the flavour of the snow that they just consumed. If they guess three or more flavours, the stranded housemate of their choice will be freed.
Challenge 3: Housemate vs. Yeti
One Rescuer housemate will go head to head in a fight against a Yeti. They will each throw a snowball one at a time. If the Rescuer beats the Yeti, then a stranded housemate of their choice will be freed.
Challenge 4: Mount BB
One Rescuer must climb 1344 metres on a stepper up Mount BB to rescue a stranded housemate. The distance of their climb will be shown on a plasma screen. The Rescuer is allowed as many breaks as they like but the Strandee of their choice will not be freed until they have reached the summit. If housemates give up or don’t reach the 1344 metres, then the stranded housemate of their choice will remain stranded.
Stranded housemates: Whenever stranded housemates hear the helicopter sound, one Strandee must take a red handkerchief in each hand, climb on top of the rock and shout “HELP!” 10 times whilst waving their arms in the air. If a Strandee fails to do this, then £10 will be subtracted from their overall shopping budget each time they incur a fail. With four challenges and 4 stranded housemates, two stranded housemates will automatically be spending the night stranded – but who else will be staying over with them..?
The Metal Box: If housemates are stranded for more than nine hours, a note will be placed in the hatch with two clues on it which hold the answer to a combination lock on a metal box that contains food for the stranded housemates.
Reward: If Rescuers free three of the six stranded housemates, they will win a luxury shopping budget. If Rescuers free fewer than three strandees, they will fail the shopping task and receive a basic shopping budget.
However, as mentioned earlier, tensions were running high in the house after BB told the housemates they could discuss their nominations.
Anton was – and is – totally gobsmacked that he’s up. His ego being the size of Birmingham, he can’t understand what reasons anyone could possibly give.
Aden was also angry with Louise for nominating him, and she, in turn, was annoyed that he was annoyed, calling him “childish”.
Speaking to Jay after Aden made his feelings clear, she said, “Out of everyone, he shouldn’t hate me. It’s wrong.
“ I don’t like sore losers, me. He’s acting like a child, isn’t he? My nephew wouldn’t act like that, who’s the same age as him. He thinks I’m a witch or something.”
Jay said, “I just wish he’d take it on the chin. I’ve been talking to Aaron, talking to Harry, talking to Faye. They’re the ones who put me up.”
Here’s a clip of Aden confronting Louise after she nominated him, and the next is Louise’s reaction.
In other news, Jay has revealed that if he hears BB fans booing him on Friday, he’s going to quit the house. That is of course, unless he’s voted out, but right now, the bookies favourite to go is Anton.
As to why he’d leave, Jay said, “There’s no point in hanging around here if people don’t like you on the outside.”
Louise replied, “What if everyone was booing?” and Jay said, “If I’m sitting here and the crowd were booing or saying ‘Get Jay out,’ I’ll make sure I’m at the top of the stairs when them f***ers [the doors] open.”
More BB news soon!