Task with a Twist
As expected Becki got booted by the public, with the
group now reduced to the magic total of 8. With Jason and Michelle
passing the military task, the rest of the housemates are up for the boot.
The question is whether Ahmed will be able to survive his third eviction,
or if jungle cat Victor will be booted by the public.
The past week in the house
Things are proceeding along
rather well, the Military task has been quite interesting, although the
fact that it means yet another week where the housemates are not
nominating is somewhat dissapointing.
Ahmed has become a central character, although sadly it looks as though he
is annoying more viewers rather than building up a popular following. His
distruction of the plastercast Maureen was excellant viewing, but his now
regular outburst about 'not doing this' or 'that' are really ruining his
chances of reaching the very tail end of the series.
We have also seen BB give into Nadia's drug addiction - that of her
beloved ciggarettes. Is this what BB meant when it proclaimed it woud be
'evil' ? Personally my drug of choice is chocolate, had I entered the
house and failed the weekly task, would BB have given me a crate full of
chocolate if I whined enough? It just seems very lame of BB to give into
Nadia's cravings. I would rather have seen Nadia be allowed to leave the
house (meaning no need for a double eviction in wk'8), than see Nadia get
yet another drug fix. I thought the whole point of this years show was to
be tough on the housemates? Clearly, since the events of 'fight night' the
C4 production team has the mental strength of a lame donkey.
This latest task has been
quite interesting. Ahmed has been shown to be quite the rebellious type,
challenging most of the housemates, and claiming to be 'sick' - although
appearing to be just somewhat 'tired'. Jason and Michelle were indeed more
than happy to take on the role of Sergeant and happily bossed around the
lowly privates. Interesting though was that Jason took very much the
sideline role compared to Michelle.
Michelle was indeed very upset with the situation BB had placed her in,
one of effectively lying by omission to her fellow housemates. Ahmed's
attitude to immediately verbally attack her (regarding her shouting at him
during the weekend) was brilliant to see - although Ahmed may well have
sealed his fate in terms of the eviction this Friday.
Michelle: Upset after the true nature of the task was revealed
Big Brother - overly interfering
This week once again BB has prevented nominations from being done without
any interference. With Jason and Michelle exempt from the boot, the rest
of the group was put up for the public boot. Why are the producers so
interferring this year when it comes to nominations ?
Lets be clear....it is week 7, and so far there has not been a single
round of nominations where BB has not tinkered with the balance in some
way. Whether it was Becky being giving a 'golden vote', or housemates
Jason/Victor being prevented from voting, this series has been VERY
disturbed in terms of nominations. There is yet to be one nomination round
whereby all housemates are able to vote on an equal basis, it really is
quite a bizarre series in this respect.
With a double eviction likely next week, the question is will BB keep
things simple, or will it choose to interfere in some way - perhaps with
some 'head of the household' for a week ? If the past 7 weeks are anything
to go by, then some level of interference with the last 2 rounds of
nominations is likely.
The Baying Mob
A big 'pantomime' some have called it, yet last week's mighty booing for
Becki was perhaps the most hideous reception any housemate has yet
received. What did she deserve to receive such a nasty reception after her
short 11 day stay ? Was it licking Jam off Michelle's nipples, was it
pretending she was from Italian Big Brother, or is it the fact that the
people that turn up to BB evictions are little more than common scum. Are
these the same types that attack innocent bystanders in the street on a
Friday/Saturday night after pub closing hours?
Jason - what
will his reception be like?
We have the
matter of Jason to consider. Reflect back to the days of Jade Goody -
weeks 5-7, a time when many people wanted her strung up for the way she
treated dear Sophie. Yet because she reached the final night, Jade got a
reasonably happy and positive reception. It is always the case that anyone
who reaches the final night is given a reasonably good reception -
doubtless the crowd are 'made' to be nice that evening. Had Jade been
booted one week earlier, it would have been utter mayhem, the crowd would
have been screaming for her head on a wooden pole.
So the question is will Jason be as lucky as Jade was and manage to
survive until the final week. Sadly, I actually think there is a distinct
possibility- although somewhat slim. Dan certainly wouldn't support Jason
in week 9 nominations, and in all balance Jason would be most likely to be
the 5'th from last to go.
If anything nasty ever happens to a housemate within 2-3 months of an
eviction it will be entirely due to C4's eviction night style. The weekly
fierce boos and vengeful mob mentality just increases with each show. Were
there to be a BB7 or 8 (scary thought) can you imagine how nasty things
might be then?
With Becki's family officially regarding as now 'dead', should Becki be
concerned about her safey ? I think she should at least be careful for the
next few months. Two words..... 'Honour Killing'. I've read enough about
that issue to realise there are a fair few sick religious nuts out there
who would be more than happy to act as Mercenary to assassinate Becki.
Becki's recent appearance on BBLB was highly inspiring though. Dressed in
all white -acting as a psychologist, she looked very composed and so much
more professional that during any part of her time in the house. I do wish
Becki well for her future, hopefully she will continue to follow her life
path and do what she wants to do, in her own unique special style. Take
Becki - concerned about the reception outside
Ψ Ahmed: The most unlikely of housemates to have reached such a late stage
in the series, having survived 2 public votes so far. His moods continue
to swing from 'i'm leaving' to 'i wanna stay', which in itself has been
Does the public really
believe in Ahmania though? Sadly, despite my high hopes that Ahmed will
manage one further week, the odds are against him.
Ahmed, if you go this week you'll be missed by many !
Ψ Dan : He is increasingly becoming the moody housemate, the parental
figure - although is remaining to keep his calm persona in the house. One
question indeed is whether Dan will manage to keep this fancy act up until
the final night, or will someone send him over the edge into a reasonably
feisty row. With Jason in the house, there is always that possibility,
although Dan appears to be the controlling type (internally, not with
others), and in all probability Dan will manage to battle through until
the last night.
Dan has indeed played a good
game. He has only been up for eviction once, and will easily survive this
weeks eviction. In terms of winning, I still can't see Dan being voted
above Stuart - surely the teenie texters would support the 'one with the
eyes' ? In any case, Dan will make it to the final night, and for that he
can be proud.
Dan: The Moody Housemate?
Ψ Jason : As leader of the Jungle Cats Jason remains the best game player
in BB history. Despite being utterly overt about nominations (as BB would
say on some 31 occasions), Jason has done well.
Personally, I respect him as
a game player, but I still resent him over his attitude to dear Emma and
Marco- two housemates who only ever wanted to have some crazy fun in the
house. For this reason Jason must be evicted before the final night - he
deserves a Baying mob on either week 8' or 9'.
Ψ Michelle : She sure was
desperate to not be up for the public vote this week. Michelle could have
chosen the unique strategy to tell the group what BB has proposed, and see
them fail the task on purpose. Did Michelle really believe that if she was
in a straight eviction face off against Jason that he would stay ? Hmm, I
guess we should again consider the fact that she is not entirely the most
intelligent housemate in the house - especially in terms of understanding
how the public might be perceiving them. She should ask Dan once in a
while for some advice- he is very much in touch with reality, and has a
great understanding of what BB is often up to.
Ψ Nadia : Dear Nadia, despite having slapped Jason hard (good on her)* she
has managed to reach the latter part of the show, outlasting her friends
Emma and Marco.
Is Nadia in with an outside
chance for a BB win ? I just can't see the UK public voting for her, not
against housemates like Stuart or Michelle - people whom are much more
'safe' targets to vote for. Nadia will reach the end of week 8', but then
may well get the boot in a double eviction.
*Whilst watching the web streams recently, Ahmed was noting to Jason about
when Nadia had 'slapped him' - only for the streaming to be immediately
Ψ Shell : The money grabber Shell, is looking very secure in the group.
She has remained highly composed and polite to almost all of the
housemates during her stay. Always trying to placate the others, she
agrees with much of what anyone else says, just to keep in their 'good
books'. She wants to win very much, and will say anything to please any of
the housemates. Even after having an argument with Ahmed, she will then
later approach him, and tell him she entirely understands his viewpoint -
in the obvious attempt to try to no have Ahmed voting for her in the next
round of nominations.
One interesting incident lately occured during the Military task. Ahmed
was decidedly not contributing much to the group, and Shell noted that it
would be most unfair if the group failed because of Ahmed, and if someone
was evicted rather than him. Shell is so desperate to win - and hides it
well most of the time. Her one major lapse was during Kitten's eviction
night - the moment where Kitten refused to leave and the prize fund was
starting to dwindle, Shell effectively pleaded for Kitten to leave because
of her 'debts'. Hmm, poor Shell.
Shell won't win BB5, and for that we should be grateful.
Money Grabbing Shell - worried that she might not win
Ψ Stuart : Stu-pid, bless him is doing perfectly. A flawless nomination
record - yet to receive a single vote. So, at the very least he'll reach
week 8' without a single vote against him - a quiet astounding
achievement. Further, it would appear likely that he won't be nominated at
all during his house stay.
Stuart has maintained a very
positive attitude to every experience in the house. When BB throws a
surprise on them - one that many would find annoying and upsetting,
Stuart's response is 'that's wicked.. really great'. I actually happen to
think the guy is really very genuine, and in this respect he will be a
deserved winner - if he is so fortunate.
Ψ Victor : Slick, aka the 'milkman' has had a great run in the house. As a
Jungle Cat he has seen a number of his targets get the boot - most notably
In reviewing some BB footage this week- including some from fight night,
Victor is actually one of the peace-makers of the house. In this respect I
think many people have over-looked this trait of his - of which I include
myself in this past mis-perception.
Perhaps I am clouded in my general bias towards Ahmed, but I believe that
Victor will not survive his first public vote this Friday. Many associate
him still with the events that happened on fight night. In particular, his
alliance with Jason taints Victor's public image- this is the 'Shadow
If Vic' does get
the boot this Friday, whether you liked him or not - Slick provided some
great entertainment during his 7 week stay, and for that we must thank
Victor: Painting Coal, will this be his last house task?
Nominations - or
not, as the case is again !
For the second time this series, there are no nominations at all. With the
privates passing the task, Jason and Michelle are exempt, with the rest
being put straight up for the public vote.
Who will get booted week 7 ?
Nomination Calculations week 7
Up for the boot we have...
Ahmed, Dan, Nadia, Shell, Stuart, and Victor
First, taking: Shell, Stuart, and Dan -these are 'non' housemates in this
eviction, they are of little concern to us.
Of these 3 HM's, I would suggest Stuart will get fewest votes... so....
which of Shell and Dan will get more votes?
Shell remains a VERY tame housemate, and I believe she will remain more
neutral in the minds of most people than Dan - who some have suggested is
starting to annoy others.
So then, we Stuart in last place, then Shell, then Dan.
In % terms of overall vote, I believe Stuart would get no more than 4-7%,
Shell 6-9%, Dan, 10-12%
At most then, the lowest 3 will get 25% of the total votes.
Now, lets deal with the other three HM's, assuming there are 75% of the
Nadia.... and the Cat Victor.
Nadia having survived against Marco, did really well.... so, lets assume
she will be in 3'rd place with around 10-15% of the vote.
*at most now, the remaining 2 hm's have perhaps 60% of the votes left
Now, Ahmed is certainly annoying a lot of people, yet can he undercut the
Jungle Cat victor - whom many have despised since Fight night ?
I'm certain that Victor in the 6 way split vote will surely get 30% of the
vote, with Ahmed on maybe 20% minimum.
Yet, in what is effectively a face off between 'fight night' villain and
'ahmed smash things up'...... i'm proposing that the Cat will be strung
Even though Ahmed will have annoyed many viewers this past week, - Ahmania
to a small extent does exist, Victor has no such following of
In all serious consideration, i believe the people who supported
Emma/Marco on fight night will go out full force to boot Victor - even
though Ahmed is probably also annoying them. The overal balance will
therefore be in favour of Victor getting booted.
I'd suggest that Victor might get 34-42%, with Ahmed on 28-31%
1'st : Victor , gets the boot
Will Ahmed manage to survive his third Eviction ?
Let us take a quick overview of the remaining 8 housemates.
Group 1: 'the children': ----
Group 2: 'middle people':, Dan, Michelle, Nadia, Shell, Stuart,
Group 3: 'the cats' : Ahmed, Jason, Victor
With Becki gone, the last 'fun' element of the house has gone. Nadia has
now quietened down even further, especially with the recent lack of
cigarettes - although with BB capitulating to her drug needs, she won't be
going crazy as she did before. The days of 'childish games' in the house
are now over. From now on, things get serious. With just 3 weeks to go,
the paranoia is going to heighten - especially for Shell, whom appears the
most desperate to win this year.
Dan has continued to act in a parental capacity in the house, and has
certainly annoyed the hell out of Ahmed at times. Ahmed can't stand Dan,
probably in part due to the fact that Dan is gay - and we all know what
dear Ahmed thinks of gay people. Michelle and Nadia are doing quite okay
in the group. Michelle has her chicken, and remains relentlessly clingy to
him - much to Stu-pid's annoyance. Why does Stuart not ever stand up to
Michelle? Is Stuart perhaps the innocent virginal type as some
believe (myself included). A virginal status would account for a great
many things with what we have seen from this on-screen couple. Things has
looked quite strained between them this week, especially on Monday evening
when Michelle was making it quite clear to Stuart that he had better not
mess her around. For the sake of their win, Michelle and Stuart will
surely continue to be nice to each other for the rest of the show - even
if they decide to break things off.
Stuart and Shell continue to storm through the series unseen by the other
housemates. It is remarkable what both of them have achieved. Stuart in
particular has not upset any of the other housemates - and for this reason
alone, it would account for the fact that he is yet to receive a single
The Jungle Cats have
continued to draw Ahmed closer into their Alliance - and Ahmed has seemed
more than happy to listen to everything they suggest to him. Yet with
nominations effectively scrubbed this week, all the hard word of Jason and
Victor to keep Ahmed on their side of the fence has been for nothing.
More than anything so far this series, I find the group a very forgiving
group. They have seemingly been able to move on from fight night
remarkably well. I can not imagine myself in that situation being so
forgiving of Jason or Victor. I would not be able to just 'move on', after
what happened that momentous night. Of the whole group, Nadia still
appears to hold some sort of a grudge against Jason - calling him a
'bully' during the recent Military task, in terms of him suggesting that
she not smoke during her sentry duty.
In summary, the group split between the jungle cats and the middle people
is now solidified. When it comes to week 8-9 of nominations -
assuming BB doesn't tinker with things, Jason will be up for the boot,
with Nadia also likely to go.
Stuart - Still on course to win BB5
It is a tough call as to whether Ahmed will survive against Victor. I
remain heavily biased in favour of Ahmed (I can't help it), if only
because I'd really like to see someone of his age make it to the final
night - although I seriously doubt my dream scenario could happen.
Dan, Shell and Stuart are
playing a great game this series, and as such deserve to reach the final
night. Michelle - one of my original final 4, I am having doubts about.
Will she manage to survive until the end, or will Nadia, or even Jason
make it instead ? There remain some great unknowns in this series, which
is one reason why I consider BB5 as superior to any previous BB season.
With just 3 weeks and a bit
left of this series, there is a lot for C4 to yet squeeze in. What seems
likely next week is a double eviction, being announced next Tuesday. In
week 9 then, we could assume a standard nomination and eviction process to
occur. If C4 have any sense in them, they will keep the final week simple,
with just 4 housemates staying until the final night.
If Ahmed does get booted this
Friday it will be a shame, although Victor could yet provide a few more
classic diary room lines for our amusement. Enjoy the show, you'll miss it
when it ends !
Calrissian : Wondering what
Emma Greenwood is up to.
Originally Published © 2004 Philip
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