The Big Brother 2013 countdown task continues today, as the housemates battle their way to a luxury shopping budget.
Yesterday Big Brother set the group their third shopping challenge of the series, and the 5...4...3...2...1 task is typical BB.
The challenge is comprised of five tasks numbered 5 to 1, with each number representing the amount of housemates required to take part in the task.
So far they've failed Task 5 but passed Task 4, with Tasks 3, 2 and 1 all being undertaken today:
3: THREE OF A KIND
Three similar Housemates must prove that they are indeed three of a kind. Big Brother will set them a quiz in front of the group, featuring questions about their fellow Housemates. Each of these three playing Housemates has a set of playing cards bearing their fellow Housemates’ faces on (including their own). For each question they must consider their answer and give their opinion by showing the card with that Housemate’s face on it. If all three are the same, they will win a point – so it’s not about being honest, it’s about attempting to gauge the majority’s opinion. They must win 5 out of 9 final points in order to pass the task. The rest of the Housemates will be watching from the living room. The Housemates will be asked the following:
Which of the housemates is …
MOST EASILY OFFENDED?
MOST LIKELY TO WIN?
MOST UNPLEASANT ?
2: TWO PEAS IN A POD
Two Housemates who do not get along must prove that they can work together to catch giant flying peas. The pair will be given a giant pea pod costume to share, which leaves them with only one free hand each. In the gardens giant peas are fired in the air from a catapult, from all directions. The pair have to work together to manoeuvre in their costume to decide which peas to go for whilst coordinating their free hands to catch them. Unbeknownst to the Housemates some of the peas have ‘gone off’ and will be filled with gunge. These peas will not count towards the total. They must catch 6 amount of peas to pass their part of the task.
1: ONE HIT WONDER
The whole shopping task will climax in one final, tense dramatic moment. One Housemate will be chosen to take part in the last hit of the shopping task. This Housemate is told that they will only have one shot to get it right, or the Housemates will lose all the shopping amassed so far.
This Housemate is told that to win the shopping they must agree to take part in a knife throwing act and become a human target. This is a hoax, and in order to pass the task the Housemate must simply agree to get on the knife throwing wheel. They will pass the task if they get on the wheel and stay on it for the duration of a countdown, which they believe will culminate in a knife being thrown at them. However rather than a knife being thrown when the countdown finishes, pyros will be set off and it will be revealed that the Housemates have passed the task.
In the Garden, a knife thrower and a spinning knife throwing wheel are revealed. The knife thrower is practising with a fake dummy on the target. It would appear he is not the best knife thrower and may have a few near misses. The Housemate must agree to replace the dummy. The Housemate is given forms to fill out, safety briefings, and a full set of believable instructions by our professional ‘knife thrower’.
Browse pictures of the task so far below...