Welcome to our liveblog for the Day 2 highlights of Big Brother. I’ll be typing my comments and take on the latest goings on, updating at every ad break. Leave your comments as usual under this post!
A sleepy [[Mario Mugan|Mario]] is talking to Big Brother about his task. He says he’d enjoy it more if he wasn’t in danger of eviction. And he seems to have a minor crush on [[Ben Duncan|Ben]].
In bed, Josie asks Govan what he’d do if one of them accidentally wet the bed? “Moi first noight and I’ look like a right munter.”
Mario remains the center of attention as the housemates talk about his role as the mole. He deflects their questions, giving a theory that the costume is meant to distract the housemates from something else that’s going to happen. Shrewd [[Ife Kuku|Ife]] suspects the beach ball of being something to do with Big Brother.
Ben confides to the cameras that he gets on well with Mario and that they’ve had some good conversations. But he’s still uncomfortable and describes communal living as ‘tricky’, bemoaning that there are very few places to hide. Hilariously, Big Brother flicks to Ben and Mario ‘in the closet’ just after the break. Very clever.
[[Sunshine Martin|Sunshine]] talks about being a vegan and clears up that issue of whether eating honey is acceptable. Thanks for that, Sunshine. But, but, but…
The First Ever Task!
A ginormous contraption is delivered to the Big Brother garden. It’s a massive table and chairs attached to a metal rig. They notice the seatbelts and deduce that it’s going into the air. Big Brother announces that they’re going to have a 3 course meal above the house. Bet that went down well in Elstree!
Sunshine opts to stay on the ground for her part of the task. The rest of the housemates get dressed up in dinner wear. Disappointingly, there’s a lvie cameraman standing in the middle of the rig. S’pose they couldn’t rig the remote cameras on that type of setup.
In the air, [[Shabby Katchadourian|Shabby]] confides in [[John James Parton|John James]] what the ball said, but removes the names to protect the innocent. They ask a pertinent question of Mario: are you a proper housemate or are you in limbo?
On the ground, Sunshine has to draw tabloid quotes about the housemates that have appeared in the papers that day. They miss the first one – “Big Boob Babe”. Maybe not a good idea to do a pig for ‘Babe’. The next one is about Shabby being a squatter. The third one they mess up as well, but get “Hunky Trio” too late.
The fourth one is good, it’s “Wannabes” as depicted by a sketch of the Spice Girls. That was very smart. Getting two correct won the housemates £200 for groceries.
[[Rachael White|Rachael]] dips out of cooking responsibilities by saying she can’t cook. What’s more alarming is that she looks a little like Jade Goody when she wears glasses. Some smart arse suggests they start with the alcohol shopping first.
Rachael’s bitchin’ in the kitchen about Sunshine wanting to buy vegan food separately to the other housemates. Miaow. Her analogy comparing vegan food to her own desire for cosmetics doesn’t come off well.
[[Steve Gill|Steve]] shocks us all with the revelation that he’s got a 2 year old in a conversation with [[Josie Gibson|Josie]]. He’s also a grandfather.
Sunshine delivers the shopping list to Big Brother in the Diary Room. She justifies the shopping budget to the others on the basis that they didn’t have much money, and no-one else wanted to get involved in the shopping. She issues an ultimatum: if you’ve got a problem with it, you can do the shopping next week.
Yes, she’s got loads of ’em. She pops wigs on all the nearby housemates. But Dave doesn’t actually need one. Rachael and [[Govan Zachariah Hinds|Govan]] are in the garden, bitching about Sunshine and Dave. Govan tells her that Ben’s been eyeing her up. They both like Shabby though. Even though they think she looks like a tramp. Govan predicts that Shabby’s one of the people who’ll kick off after a while.
Rachael has her first Diva Moment when she discovers that they haven’t got access to hair straighteners. She goes into the bedroom to bitch to Sunshine about the disaster that her hair will become.
Talking in the bedroom, [[Nathan Dunn|Nathan]] tells the others that he doesn’t think there are any potential couples in the house. Let’s see, shall we?
Mario plays a blinder when he claims to be “worried about this mole situation”. He distracts Josie and Sunshine by saying he thinks Big Brother is going to have other people doing bad things and him getting the blame. I like it. That’s got to be some of the best faking out ever seen on Big Brother.
Scarily, Ife points at the bathroom chest of drawers and says “remember that Tree of Temptation?” What if it says things to us? That’s so weird, isn’t it?
The same Tree of Temptation decides to collar Mario again, giving him a new task. This time, he has to throw the vegetables from the shopping into the pool. He’s got to pin the blame on someone else. And for arguing, the Tree tells him to throw the bread in as well. Oo-er!
Govan tells Big Brother that Mario definitely seems to have a crush on Ben. This could be interesting. Is it unrequited? One of the girls visits Mario in the mole hole. It’s [[Caoimhe Guilfoyle|Caoimhe]]. There’s a bit of a discussion outside the hole about how much trouble they’d get in for being inside Mario’s hole. Er…mole hole.
Oh dear. Mario chooses the wee small hours to emerge to do his task. But he’s naked apart from a pair of naff blue pants. He sneaks to the kitchen to get the veg and bread he has to destroy.
Someone in the bedroom has a massive snoring problem. That’s going to become irritating, I bet.
There’s a good bit of cutting going on here, as Mario tries to empty the bags without getting caught. Somebody’s being roused by the snoring. It looks like a possibility Mario might get caught. Another smart move by the mole though – he plants the carrier bag in someone’s washbag in the bathroom. He’s cunning. Like the fox.
Still, the episode closes with Sunshine (and Caoimhe) guessing that Mario’s task may have been grocery sabbotage. Do you think they’ll confront him? Watch this space.