Big Brother has just announced this week's big twist, involving both nominations and the prize fund.
Over the two days, housemates will be given the chance to win a further £25,000 which will be added onto the £100,000 prize fund.
In this hit, one Housemate will join the other Housemates who have currently been nominated to face the public vote. A Perspex box will be placed in the House with 3 gold envelopes inside it.
This number will reflect the number of Housemates who are not currently up to face the public vote - Ash, Ashleigh and Chris. Each envelope will contain a monetary value; one containing £1000, one containing £5000, one containing £10,000.
Ash, Ashleigh and Chris will each draw an envelope. Once everyone has drawn an envelope, the Housemates who already face the public vote must choose one of these three Housemates to join them in nomination.
Whichever Housemate they choose will also face the public vote. The monetary value inside each envelope is then allocated to the Housemate that drew it.. Whatever the monetary value of the Housemate who has been chosen to face the public vote will be added to the prize fund.
E.g. If they choose Ash to face the public vote, and Ash’s envelope says £5000, then £5000 will be added to the prize fund.
Winston and Ash will be given the chance to earn some money for the prize fund by allowing Helen to cut their hair, giving them the same haircut Helen has given to Christopher and Mark in the past.
Winston and Ash will be provided with visual reminders of exactly what Helen’s Special Haircut consists of. If they choose to have the haircut, they will add the money to the prize fund.
Big Brother is willing to give the Housemates an amount of money to add to the winner’s prize fund. The three Housemates who did not receive their letters from home (Mark, Chris, Christopher) will be given the opportunity to spend time with one of their family members.
One by one, each Housemate will be called to the Diary Room. Whilst here, they will be able to see on the screen that one of their family members is downstairs in the Family room. They are told that they can go down and spend some time with their family member.
However, as soon as each Housemate enters the Family Room, the money available will start counting down, e.g. for every second spent with their family member, £20 will be taken off the total that will be added to the totaliser.
Once in the Small Task Room, there will be no clock/money count down so that the Housemate in there will not know how long they have been or how much money they have spent.
One Housemate can spend the whole time in the Family Room, using all the money. Alternatively, they can try and split the time between all three Housemates so they all get equal time with their family member. Or, alternatively, they can all choose to spend no time with their family member, resulting in the full amount being added to the totaliser.
The task will continue tomorrow in the house.