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‘STEPH cut Scott’s hair. Steph cut Cam’s hair. Steph cut Ray’s eyebrow. All that was left to do was to shave Steph’s moustache off.
|Jon catches a glimpse of Steph shaving|
No-one volunteered to rid Steph of the bushy line beneath her nose. Perhaps she will grow it out and use it to give herself a personality. Well, it worked for Hitler and Stalin.
While we wait for the talking hamster to do something interesting, we got to see the housemates amble around the house all day.
Jon did confess to Big Brother that he is sexually frustrated. We have seen Jon over the last few weeks and imagine that this is a condition he is well used to.
He did decline the option of doing ‘a Ray’, preferring cold showers. Jon could, of course, do a Steph but, what with the moustache, it’s a challenge no man should be made take on.
Meanwhile, Nush was on Big Brother’s Little Brother knocking us bandy with her revelations. For example, if she had her time again, she’d have taken more chocolate into the house.
‘IN the final weekly task of the series, the five remaining Big Brother contestants are to be tested on each other’s views on a range of different subjects – political, cultural, social etc.
|‘Did I tell you me name’s Ray?’|
The inmates will have to speak for at least 10 minutes on subjects chosen for them by Big Brother and then they will be attribute other inmates’ quoted viewpoints to the correct person.
It should be easy enough, given that they all have very defined personalities (or lack thereof) – Ray is Mr Angry, Cameron is Christopher Biggins, Scott is Damon Grant, Steph is Hammy The Hamster and Jon is obviously Mr Tickle.
However, who except Jon will be able to speak for 10 minutes on any subject apart from themselves?
Cameron may possibly get to the 10-minute mark by stringing every word out in that ever-so-annoying way of his. ‘Ooooooooooh, Iiiiiiiiiiiiii saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ’
But unless Ray is allowed to repeat the same word over and over again, he is going to struggle getting to 10 seconds, never mind 10 minutes.
‘AS we predicted almost a week ago, even her late-in-the-day flirtation with Scott wasn’t enough to keep psycho-hippy Nush in the Big Brother house as two-thirds of the voting public awarded her the order of the boot.
|Mr Tickle awaits his turn|
And if Scott thinks it’s only a week before he emerges from the house with £70,000 to his name with which to ride off into the sunset with the girl of his dreams, he should think again.
No sooner was she out then drippy Nush told Davina that she didn’t fancy the 27-year-old Scouser. ‘He’s brilliant,’ she said. ‘I want to be his friend for a very long time.’
And she had some pretty devastating opinions about the rest of her housemates. Steph, for instance, was ‘a good girl’ and Ray was ‘a good man’.
But what about Jon? While all Scott could think to say about the departing muesli-eater was that he would miss her ‘uniqueness’, Mr Tickle was far more eloquent.
‘She’s very bright and vivacous, and honest with her feelings,’ he said. ‘She always thinks to laugh first rather than be negative. Very caring, very genuine, fun. She’s a very nice girl.
‘Were I to list the qualities I were to look for in a girl, she would have the majority of them, the vast majority of them.’
Science Boy meets Hippy Girl – it really doesn’t bear thinking about
‘STEPH and Ray have had it out. No, not the £50,000 ‘it’, but a fighting it.
|‘Make them shut up, make them go away!’|
‘Obviously you take it to heart that you weren’t the man chosen by the women,’ said the talking hamster to Ray. ‘If push comes to shove, it wouldn’t be you.’
This is Steph talking, the woman who cried her heart out because Nush is more fanciable than her.
How she’d weep if she knew Jon is more fanciable than her. Hell, the mop in the kitchen is more sexually alluring than her.
Steph is clearly jealous of Nush. Jealously is a terrible thing – and even more terrible when you’re jealous of Nush.
The row ended with Ray storming out into the garden and calling Steph a bitch.
Next morning Ray had calmed down. ‘Do you ever regret sometimes what you’ve said and done the morning after?’ he asked Cameron.
Ray does – which is a shame, since his views were pretty much on the money.
‘NUSH is up for eviction tomorrow – which would of course have absolutely nothing to do with why she has picked now to declare her love for Scott, telling him she wants them to stay together for ever.
|‘It’s not very big, is it?’|
Or at least until next Friday, when the winner of the £70,000 is announced.
The psycho-hippy has an unnerving way of talking about herself in the third person, previously the domain of megalomaniacs and Italian footballers.
‘Uh-oh, she’s getting drunk,’ she giggled last night, giving the audience a running commentary as she and Scott sat out under the stars.
Her heart may not be broken if she does get thrown out tomorrow, but it’s about the only part of Nush that will emerge from the house unscathed as she added a cut foot to her list of injuries.
Earlier, the housemates had passed their opera task – even without Gos, the house Pavarotti – and now have £90 for the last week’s food.
But there is an expression in opera – ‘it ain’t over until the fat lady sings’. So expect an appearance from Justine during next weekend’s finale.
‘CAMERON and Nush. Nush and Cameron. Biggins and Drip. Drip and Biggins.
|Damp or camp?|
Whichever way you write it, the two housemates up for eviction this week fail to inspire. It was the best of Nush, it was the worst of Nush. Call me Cameron.
Nah, still doesn’t work.
There is something so lacking in either of them that getting an audience to stay with them, to dig in and reap long-term benefits is hard graft.
After nine weeks, we can only say that Cam has at least changed in some way. While he’s become some effete media luvvie (even his shortened name is a piece of TV kit), Nush has just become morose.
In the diary room, they voted for each other’s eviction. Cam, as he must now be known, also voted for Ray, who he says is a ‘rat’. Nush plumped for Steph.
Ray chose Nush and Cam. Scott went for Steph and Cam. And Steph went for Nush and Scott.
The watching world, meanwhile, went for something to drink, a kebab and a video of Big Brother III
‘NUSH has had a bad time of it recently – she has been dumped by her boyfriend for nothing more than a drunken peck with Scott, she has been branded a dud in bed by another ex-boyfriend and now she is staring down the barrel of eviction.
|A vegetarian bunny boiler|
She only needs to come out of the house and find a global muesli shortage and we fear there could be a tantrum from the 23-year-old psycho-hippy chick.
If Cameron and Steph stay true to their colours, we can expect them to opt again for Nush and Ray.
That pretty well means that both of them will be up for the chop on Friday unless Ray, Nush and Scott all vote for the other two.
In fact, Scott is the only housemate who can breathe easily this week – the last time one of the surviving housemates voted for him was in Week 2 when Steph nominated him for eviction.
Of course, Nush’s ‘won’t she, won’t she’ flirting with Scott may yet save her, but most viewers surely know by now that Scott’s got more chance of getting his leg over the Eiffel Tower than the yoga fanatic from Redditch.
‘ON Saturday night, Ray won the bingo challenge. So painfully boring was it that the producers of the Big Brother show reconvened in their new offices at Elstree DSS and decided to do it all again.
|‘Scott’s IQ, Number Two…’|
When Ray won on Saturday he was offered a reward and then asked with whom he’d like to share it.
Minutes later he was in the Reward Room with Cameron, sat on a pink duvet, listening to soft music and sipping champagne.
So to take two, and Scott’s turn to shout ‘House!’. Ray was the bingo caller, and when he announced number 55, Scott’s mouth began to work.
It was nothing short of a miracle. Scott, the deaf and dumb Scouser, had discovered the power of speech. And the second word he said was ‘Nush’.
The pair where soon secured in the Reward Room. Surely now they would get it on, bag the £50,000 prize and become the first Big Brother lovers.
The thing is they didn’t. Sure, they might have got it on when no-one was looking – and in this series of Big Brother that must happen with increasing frequency.
But if they did, Nush isn’t letting on. And Scott well, he, isn’t talking…
‘BOOKIES are apparently so sure that Lisa will get the bullet that they have paid out to people betting that it will be the Welsh she-man who gets evicted tonight.
|Lisa’s not a bad bloke once who get to know her|
But the 35-year-old is not going without a fight – having a go at her fellow housemates who have ostracised her over the past couple of days.
‘I’m very intelligent, I’m amazingly strong,’ she told them. ‘Believe you me, I’m very much respected in the place I live in. I’ve done things that most of you won’t do for another 10 years.’
Meanwhile, Scott and Nush have ensured their survival for a couple more weeks by some Olympic-standard flirting as both of them admitted to fancying the other.
However, in the cold light of day Nush is playing it coy, claiming not to remember key parts of the previous evening’s entertainment.
Given the speed with which their relationship is moving, expect the couple finally to get it together sometime during Big Brother 15
‘RAY was the man who bet on red and it came in black. Ray is the one who gambled on the numbers that did not come in.
|Stay out of the black and into the red, you get 50 grand in this game for two in a bed|
Ray is the man who put the entire household’s basic budget of £51 on the roulette table and lost the lot.
Well, nearly the lot because for some reason Ray but £1 on black. This means that Ray doubled his stake when it came in.
Which makes you wonder what you can get for £2 these days.
Judging by the way this year’s Big Brother is going and the calibre of contestants chosen, you could hire yourself the entire BB production team as soon as this year’s winner is announced.
As it was, Ray and his mates ordered one toilet roll, tins of tomatoes, a tin of sweetcorn and two carrots.
Given the paucity of food, the toilet roll could well be surplus to requirements. But this is Big Brother IV, and where there’s roll, there’s
‘TO the amazement of absolutely no-one and as we predicted a couple of days ago, head-of-house Ray has stuck to his previous form and nominated Cameron and Steph for eviction, as well as new girl Lisa.
|‘Get ‘im out!’|
Immediately, the bookies made the Welsh she-man a red-hot favourite for eviction, with Ladbrokes offering odds of 1-20 on her going – making her an even hotter certainty for the chop than Tania.
As we said, Scott was always going to be safe with his mate Ray doing the choosing, but Nush (who was nominated by Ray last week) saved her bacon with some clever flirting.
Psychic Lisa had, of course, anticipated which three housemates would be nominated. ‘I guessed the three to be honest with you,’ she said. ‘I had it in my mind.’
Seeing as she has managed to get on everyone’s nerves since she entered the house last week, she hardly needed to be Mystic Meg to know that her name would come up yesterday.
But still she managed to rationalise it, claiming that the reason she and Cameron are up for eviction is because they were immune last week.
And not because no-one can stand her
‘THE one person who seems to have been changed by his time in the Big Brother house is Cameron.
|Ray tries to count up to three|
The shy, coy lad from Scotland’s outer reaches has mutated into this camp, effete roly-poly luvvie called Cam.
We’ve been calling him John Inman of late, but he’s only a pair of over-sized frames away from Chris Biggins.
It might be that Cam is the one who goes on to be a TV star. If Orkney regional television is looking for a new face, it need look no further than Cam.
While Cam turns into something pretty horrible, Ray is weeping about being Head of House
The Irishman told Cam that he had shed a few tears over his having to choose three people to go up for nomination.
Three from six – and one of them, presumably, not being Ray – should be easy enough. Just choose the ones you never want to see again.
On second thoughts it is tricky – the two you don’t pick will think you like them. Over to you, Ray…
‘RAY’S elevation to head of the Big Brother house is good news for one housemate – Scott. He has never been nominated by the Irishman and, unless there is a dramatic falling-out, is likely to escape the chop again this week.
One of Ray’s duties as head of house is to choose three housemates for eviction.
He nominated Nush last week, Steph the week before and Cameron for the two weeks prior to that, it seems likely that two of them at least could be up for the public vote.
Yesterday, five of the remaining six housemates were able to enjoy the use of an Irish themed pub as, with the exception of Cameron, they spent the day nipping in and out of the reward room.
The pub will even stay open until midnight every night until Wednesday – more generous licensing hours than on the outside.
With no Gos anymore to cook the food, we foresee a liquid diet for the next couple of days.
‘JULY 4th! Hurray for Independence Day. Today we will be rid of one of Gos, Nush or Ray.
|Lisa’s impression of a wet lettuce was frighteningly accurate|
We will, however, be left with the rest. Although Lisa thinks she could stand in for all of them.
‘You’ve all got your own really sweet little traits,’ said Lisa. ‘I can mimic all of you and I think it’s hysterical.’
Given that the group have few visible signs of life, Lisa must have a sharp eye for an impression.
But Lisa, as we say, is a self-proclaimed great mimic, and she wanted to prove it.
So she did an impression of each one of her housemates, an imitation that went as far as their accents and no further.
Were these bad impressions? Or were Lisa’s takes gems of wry comedy in which the Welsh lass Lisa distilled the only essential difference between each housemate into a stereotypical accent.
We are not sure. But there’s lovely, Lisa. Diolch Yn Fawr and Bore Da.
‘THE housemates may have been told off for giving trivial reasons for their nominations, but it’s clear that feelings run a bit deeper than how much tomato sauce each person squeezes on their dinner.
|Lisa and friends|
Gos, Nush and Steph all chose exactly the same combination of housemates for eviction as last week – and Cameron and Scott probably both would have done had last week’s pick Tania not already got the boot.
With Cameron and Lisa immune from eviction this week, Scott has emerged as the big winner – for the first time this week, he didn’t attract a single vote. And that is bad news for Steph, who is Scott’s bete noire. He has nominated her in four of the last five weeks.
As for Lisa, she is proving as popular with the fellow housemates as a bacon sandwich at a bar mitzvah – especially after blaming them for getting her into trouble with Big Brother.
‘I could have kicked her backside and told her to shut up,’ said Cameron, who instead contented himself with bitching about her to the others.
Bet on Lisa getting the bullet next week at the first time of asking.
‘NOMINATIONS. Nominations. Nominations. So good they named them thrice. The three no-marks up for eviction this week are Gos, Nush and Ray.
|Another gripping Big Brother moment|
It’s a tough job choosing which housemate to nominate. What with Steph and Scott’s invisibility, even spotting who is left in the house is a job rife with problems.
And now for the really odd bit – Ray is delighted to be up for eviction. ‘Davina will be calling out my name. My family and friends will be coming down on Friday. Excellent,’ he screamed.
Let us not forget that this is a competition. The best loved or most tolerable competitor is to be given £70,000 and the chance to dine out on the title for months.
So why is Ray, like Tania and Federico before him, so keen to leave? And listen to Gos. ‘I’ve got a big smile on my face,’ he said upon hearing his name read aloud.
The rats are keen to leave the sinking ship. But the treasure will not go down with the boat. Someone has to win the star prize.
And the big prize, despite the best protestations of Ray and Gos, is not the chance to be called unpopular and to make the walk of shame. It’s hard cash.
Or easy money, if you will
‘THE arrival of new housemate Lisa to shake up the Big Brother house has had all the effect of striking a match underwater.
|‘You’d better run, you’d better take cover’|
‘I’m as mad as a hatter,’ she told Steph as they listened to passing planes in the garden. ‘I’m a lot more bubbly than any of you have seen.’
Having failed to impress Steph, she tried Scott. ‘I bet you think I’m mad, don’t you?’ she asked after professing to possess psychic powers. ‘No,’ he replied – as she no doubt already knew he would.
In fact, the only horseplay going on in the house comes courtesy of the housemates’ latest task which involves them learning how to tack a horse and completing a show-jumping course.
While Anouska, the only British housemate with a semblance of a personality, is on her way Down Under to liven up the Big Brother Australia house, we get the human equivalent of a tin of slow-drying paint.
But we can report the sensational news that the housemates enjoyed cottage pie for dinner last night
‘GIVEN the absurd comings and goings in the Big Brother house, you half expect Federico to emerge from the shower to tell Nush and Steph that it has all been a terrible dream.
|Man about the house|
The level of desperation that drove the show’s producer to export Cameron and then, sadly, bring him back again, has now created a new housemate from thin air.
Step forward, Welsh lass, Lisa.
Thinking how Lisa must have known for some time that she would one-day enter the house, you’d expect her to have been an avid viewer. Think again.
”You have no idea how bizarre this feels,” said Lisa to her new mates after few glasses of plonk. ”I have been sort of watching.”
”Sort of watching”! Like ”sort of” being interested. Like ”sort of” but not really. This is tragic stuff.
It’s high time someone sorted this lot out. Bring in the squatters…
‘TANIA was out-of-sorts yesterday – she must have broken a fingernail or run out of blusher – and she has decided that she wants to leave the Big Brother house tonight.
|With so much heavy make-up, Tania was worried that her head would soon fall off|
Her wish is almost certain to come true, with the British public (or, at least, that proportion of the British public who have not fallen into a zombie-like trance watching the show) expected to vote for her in record numbers.
”I feel like I don’t fit in any more,” the shop assistant said. ”I feel like I want to hear my name tomorrow. I feel I have to exaggerate me, exaggerate Tania, for anyone to pay attention. And I hate that. That makes me sick.”
What could she mean? Could this be the reason why she plucks her eyebrows 176 times a day and spends 90% of her waking hours applying make-up?
She’s even managed to bore herself, pleading with a camera in the girls’ bedroom to leave her alone. ”Don’t look at me cos I’m boring, okay,” she snapped. Don’t worry, love – most of us stopped looking about five weeks ago.
Gae must be counting his lucky stars as he flies back to South Africa
‘TANIA might yet evade the walk of shame and eviction by slipping out of the house in an ambulance.
|Tania almost bores herself to death|
Mucking about in the pool, the heavily made-up shop assistant claims to have nearly drowned – twice! Move over Lazarus and make way for Tania.
Tania is, of course, alive – if applying make-up qualifies for a life.
She’s as alive as the entire show, which since the arrival of Gae has been given an injection of something approaching entertainment.
The most famous Ugandan in Britain is making friends with Nush in a manner that suggests things might happen.
Of course, things might not happen, and given time Gae may well find himself sucked into the vacuum of talent that allows Steph and Scott to exist, and Gos to be seen as an interesting character.
Let battle commence
‘MISS Piggy, alias Fake Tan, aka the make-up artist formerly known as Tania, will not have to agonise any longer about whether to walk out of the Big Brother house – on Friday, the British public will surely make her choice for her.
|Tania runs out of blusher|
She is the hottest favourite yet for eviction with Ladbrokes quoting her at 1-3 for the boot, with other nominees Steph at 3-1 and Nush the outsider at 8-1.
”I don’t get it,” Tania said when the names were announced. Poor dear – she’s been in the house for almost five weeks and she still hasn’t worked out how the game works.
One person who won’t be sad to see Tania go is Gae. After managing to make the drama queen cry on Monday night by saying she ate like a pig, the newest housemate was given the silent treatment yesterday.
Meanwhile, Cameron’s going to come back from South Africa a very smelly boy at this rate, having missed the communal shower for the second day running.
Obviously, he is not packing much more in the trouser department than Fed, although he at least is likely to be spared a grilling on the subject from Davina McCall after her ‘winkle’ interview with the Italian Scot attracted a record number of complaints.
‘BEFORE 31-year-old Gaetano arrived on these sun-drenched shores, few of us could have named a genuine Ugandan.
|Gae decides whether to eat Gos or Tania first|
Idi Amin was one, perhaps the only one from that troubled African land to have made it big on the international stage – and then it was for keeping his wife’s head in a fridge.
Which could make those of a geopolitical bent, like Scott, wonder what Gae (pronounced Guy) has done with dear old Cameron.
Perhaps it was for this reason what Gos, the quartermaster of the BB house, was first to greet the new arrival.
Of course, not all Ugandans like to keep their wife’s at a steady 5 degrees centigrade, and Gae seems a thoroughly decent sort of chap.
”First question – I need to take me a serious ass dump,” said Gae by way of a witty retort to Gos’s chirpy hello.
With no language barrier to get in the way – they all talk crap – Nush was left to ask Gae about the sexual goings-on is the African house.
”Oh yeah, definitely, sleeping together, everything. Thing is, [the African housemates] are not inhibited,” he replied.
Which explains why Cam was chosen to make the trip south
‘HAVING searched the whole of Britain for an interesting person willing to spend a few weeks in the Big Brother house, the show’s producers have clearly given up and have turned to a different continent for help.
|Cameron denies that TV has changed him|
Scottish prude Cameron is being sent off to South Africa to perv at the girls in that country’s version of the show, while a South African contestant will have to watch paint dry in the company of Tania, Nush, Gos, Ray et al.
Pity Gaetano Kagwa, the Ugandan student, who has been selected to replace the Orkneys fish trader and will enter the house this evening.
He has reportedly been enjoying a bit of jiggery and a lot of pokery with Abby in the South African version of the show, but is likely to find it a bit harder with Steph, Nush and Tania to choose from.
Meanwhile, no-one in the house has even noticed that Cameron has disappeared. Only about four hours after he disappeared into the diary room never to emerge did someone suggest that there was anything odd.
Let’s hope his arrival in the South African house makes a little bit more impact
‘IT is hard to take anyone who has been out with Peter Andre seriously, but there is one person who seems to manage it – Tania herself.
The eyebrow-plucking shop assistant had another sense of humour failure last night after Cameron’s feeble attempt at banter went awry.
As six of the seven remaining inmates enjoyed a banquet meal in the reward room, the Scottish fish trader told off Tania for smoking at the table.
”This is a classy evening, not some old slapper do,” he said, much to Tania’s displeasure, although it was surely only the ‘old’ part of ‘old slapper’ that she could object to.
Earlier, Cameron had left Nush miffed after deciding that she should be the one to miss out on the banquet – and that could prove a bad tactical decision.
Up to now, Nush (together with Gos and Steph) has been one of Cameron’s allies, while Ray, Tania and Scott all nominated him for eviction last week. And now it’s odds on that old slapper Tania will do so again this week
‘TENSE, isn’t it? Who will go? Who will stay? And that’s just the audience. What of the contestants, the three who are up for eviction?
|”Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”|
The money must be on Fed and Cameron heading out of the Big Brother doors and into the flashlight.
Jon is immune from eviction. Like the relative who doesn’t ever leave but grows old and withered until nobody notices he’s there, Jon remains in situ.
He’s even managed to go into the Diary Room and moan about the furnishings. How about that ”ridiculously fluffy” carpet, eh?
”The positioning of some of the plants in the garden is awful,” says Jon. ”Quite why you planted in pots rather than just provide five tons of decent soil we’ll never know.”
But he’s only joking. Ha! Ha! Hale and Pace eat your hearts out. ”I am of course teasing you. I hope you realise that, because this is a wonderful place to live.”
And it will get even better as soon as Fed leaves…