|It’s shopping task time again and to guarantee a good feed, housemates are going to have to get experimental.
Housemates woke up to discover strange equipment in the garden, and all the food missing. What is Big Brother up to?
Big Brother has set a brainy challenge for our bunch with the three most intelligent housemates required to be scientists while the remaining 12 will be lab rats.
Housemates picked the three cleverest bods - Lydia, Benedict and Luke A - a decision they all managed to agree on.
Scott is offended at not being picked as one of the three most intelligent housemates, and is baffled that Luke A was picked ahead of him
Whether this was a wise choice remains to be seen. The scientists will try and predict the outcome of a series of experiments undertaken by the rats.
This is an epic two day task. Will the housemates be successful and if so, will they manage to calculate the food budget correctly this time?
Experiment 1: Food Wheel
A human size hamster wheel is installed in the garden. To earn their breakfast, lunch and dinner the ‘Rat Housemates’ must walk in the wheel. Walking in the wheel will reward them with cheese based foods and rewards girls with nice food and boys with nasty ‘rat feed.’ But will the Rats figure this out?
Luke S is the first to try out the food wheel, but fails spectacularly. Lauren is on hand to show him how it's done.
This is a task of 4 parts:
Experiment 2: Eyes on The Prize.
The housemates will in turn go to the large task room, wearing special eye tracking glasses they must continually stare at a prize on a plinth in the middle of the room. Big Brother will introduce things to distract them such as:
A 17ft snake carried by 4/5 handlers around the perimeter of the room
A Justin Bieber lookalike singing Baby
A burlesque dancer performing a routine
A group of Superfans taking pictures and fawning over the housemate
Experiment 3: Carrot or Stick.
Two housemates will take part in a simple game in the garden in which they have to throw a foam ball through a hole in a board. Each time one housemate successfully gets the ball in the hole they will be rewarded with a cheer from the cheer leading squad and offered nice refreshments. For the other housemates, whenever they miss a shot they will be punished with a bucket of gunge poured over their head. Who will fare better? The rewarded housemates or the punished?
The winner of the Carrot or Stick experiment will get a winner’s party in the Diary Room to celebrate their victory. However, this is when the fourth experiment is set to take place.
Experiment 4: Conformity
Whilst the winner of the Carrot or Stick task is in the Diary Room, Big Brother will give the rest of the Rat Housemates an earpiece to wear but must keep it a secret. When the winning Rat Housemate returns from the Diary Room, they will be called into the Large Task Room. Sitting on chairs, they all face a swirling hypnotic spiral and listening to a soothing voice of a hypnotist. Big Brother will tell the housemates to pretend that they have been hypnotised. Then, the Scientists whom will be in another room, will contact each housemate via the earpiece and tell them instructions for acting hypnotised. The test will see if the non-earpieced goes along with the rest of the group or refuses to follow the crowd.
In preparation for tomorrow’s Impossible Maze task, one Rat housemate will spend the night in the Large Task Room. Whilst they’re sleeping, Big Brother will play in soothing, relaxing music with recorded dialogue over the top saying things like “You are a smart intelligent rat”, “You are a successful rat” and so on. However, will it help them in tomorrow’s task?