Isabella Farnese has been given a Big Coin bonus in a new Big Brother 2018 twist.
Isabella joined this year’s series on Friday alongside fellow new housemate Hussain Ahmed.
With the pair’s Big Coin totals starting at 0, the original housemates were told on Saturday that they had the power to award one of the two a starting Big Coin bonus.
Unknown to Hussain and Isabella, the original housemates were told they would hold a vote tonight to determine who got the Big Coins.
The original housemates were told they could not disclose or reveal the upcoming vote to the new housemates.
In tonight’s show, Big Brother gathered the group to reveal the news to the two newbies.
Big Brother gave the original housemates three minutes to discuss who should get the bonus. They quickly decided on Isabella, awarding her a starting balance of 250 coins.
Kenaley delivered the group’s decision to Big Brother: “When Isabella first came in she was herself and we got to know her instantly. She made an effort with the group and she’s kind.”
But Big Brother then called Isabella to the Diary Room to reveal another part of the twist.
“Isabella, Big Coin does not grow on trees. You will be required to withdraw your 250 Big Coins from another housemate’s account,” Big Brother announced.
Isabella chose to take her money from Tomasz, concluding he was the richest housemate. It saw Tomasz become the third richest housemate, with Cian now the richest.
While Isabella has mostly settled in the house, Hussain has been causing a stir with the original lot.
In this evening’s highlights he clashed with both Lewis Flanagan and Cameron Cole.
Elsewhere in tonight’s episode, the nomination results were revealed to the house.
Last Friday night saw the third eviction of the series as Isaac Jagroop was eliminated against Brooke Berry and Akeem Griffiths.
On Sunday housemates nominated in the Diary Room for the third time this year. Akeem Griffiths, Lewis Flanagan and Kenaley Amos-Sissons were all left up for the axe – as it stands.
However the housemates were unaware that Kenaley was nominated by viewers for a second time, rather than the housemates.
That left Kenaley with a “weird feeling” as she reacted to being put up again, trying to work out who may have voted for her.
The trio will get a chance to save themselves in Wednesday night’s gamechanger. As the richest housemate, Cian will take part alongside the nominated housemates. He will also choose two others to compete. The winner can save one of the nominated housemates (including themselves) from the vote.
Big Brother 2018 continues Sunday-Friday nights at 10PM on Channel 5. The next eviction takes place on Friday.