16:00 - 17:00
We continue, with another DJ/Lite hour of updates. Keep your emails coming in, please try to include what's happening as you see it if you have E4/online streaming, and I'll put them up.
16:00 - 16:15
They are still arguing over the shopping, and their "specials". It was about 15 mins ago when BB said "5 mins remaining". Have to say I've seen a very unpleasant side to Marco during the last hour, his persistance over his "chicken nuggets" being enough to try the patience of a saint.
Nadia and Stu are waiting outside the diary room to take the list in.
Joe: "Hey-lo.... V and J are a non-event... I think that he just gets the horn later at night and tries it on. Her simpering schoolgirl routine is doing my head clean in - I think that she might be boybait and nothing else!!! I hope that Jay doesn't go back to teasing Dan in the light of conversations that he has been having with Victor and Ahmed he doesn't have a genuine interest. I think that the ONLY person that Jay is interested in is himself, sadly! I hope you are better!!" Thanks for an excellent reply Joe - yes, I'm fully fighting fit now :D
chicken george: "Michelle will be back up to 18 stone if she doesn't watch out.She never stops eating!!! and what's with her prancing about in these high heels. Get real lassie, or better still, get some braincells. Did anyone else notice how out of place she looked during the intelligent conversation on the sofa earlier? Pathetic!" She certainly looks over-dressed for what they are doing today.
Dan's No1 Fan: "Claire, who do you think will go on Friday? I'm pretty confident it'll be Vainessa!" From all the polls it's going to be Vanessa. Personally, I think Dan is a better asset to the house, although without his diplomacy it might develop some interesting situations.... ;). But I like Vanessa less, so I hope (and think) she will go.
Myschka: "Claire, how much do they get each to spend? Is it enough to cover cigarettes for the smokers and what do people usually choose? This is the 1st I have heard about 'specials'." It depends a lot on how much they have left after they get the things they need. Last week they allocated a £5 spend per person on personal items. This week it has been "what you need/want" up to a max of £5. Some have spent a lot less, no-one has spent more. They have widgeted with the other orders to allow everyone what they need/want from their allocated £5 max.
16:15 - 16:30
Vanessa must Leave: "I don't know if this was true but apparently yesterday Marco said to Michelle about Nadia: 'I've seen more attractive women who are pensioners!' I thought Nadia and Marco were inseperable. Can you clarify this?" According to the C4 website he did, but in a teasing, playful way. Just messing around.
Dan is now doing something to Ahmed's hair......ah, he's dying it! Black I hope!
Annie has more info about the food budget: "Apparantly they get £3 each a day, which is not a lot - it roughly works out to £210 a week, which probably covers the basics and not much else" Yep - certainly doesn't cover chicken nuggets just for snacks!
nadia fan: "Ha,ha,ha, so chicken needs to wear shorts for the exercise machine as she'll sweat a lot?...More like she wants to pose for the camera. Nothing new there then!!" Have you been to a gym? I certainly find I need shorts on, it's blinkin' hard work and makes you sweat enough, without extra clothes on.
Shell is helping out Nadia with the cooking, sorting out the pots to cook the potatoes, and chopping the onions. We stay focused on the "Salon" though.
16:30 - 16:45
Joe: "Claire - I'm intrigued.... How did Dan fit all the dye into his case? An excellent idea though, can't think of anything more relaxing - provided it didn't go wrong of course á la Jade.... PLUS did anyone else notice that Jason has different collars and cuffs? So much for him denying his ginner-ness....." I guess hair dye packets can be quite small and stuffed in to things. He has also ordered them as his "special" on the shopping list. Very kind of him. And yes, I certainly noticed the ginger of Jay - as did C4 - it was mentioned on BBLB last night, and on the website I believe.
Michelle has now got on the cross-trainer, glass of water balanced on the top, looking like a pro.
Yappy: "I'm with you there Claire on the shorts thing!!! Lets face it,the only reason any of them applied to get on BB was to get on TV..."
anonymous: "About Daniel Kilkelly's recent entry about Marco saying Michelle is sly (not shy), I thought he was telling Nadia what someone else (Victor?) had said." I only recall seeing Marco talking to Michell next to the hot-tub. I'd need to see the VT again to be sure who said what to whom.
Big Broomers: "Just have to comment on Marco from what I'm reading on here (absolutely great updates by the way - I've hardly watched BB since discovering this site!) Anyway, he's a right bitch!!! Do not like what I'm reading about him at all!
My impressions on the housemates so far:
Ahmed - who? Only thought there were 9 housemates! Dan - the only one I do like. Jason - arrogant, vain _ _ _ _. Marco - whiny bitch. Michelle - dull, desperate slapper. Nadia - don't mind, mildly annoying. Shell - on the surface nice but can be bitchy. Stuart - 4 A levels in what?! DULL DULL DULL and oh, DULLLLL! Vanessa - vain and a prick tease. Victor - absolute _ _ _ _ and the biggest twat the show has ever seen, get him out and boo him!"
Crystal: "Of couse there are manipulative HM's! IT'S A GAME! The name of the game is.."Manipulate Others Out Of The House And Be The Last One Left Standing"! So everyone is gonna be 2 face and manipulative. I think all the manipulating is perfectly fine as its a game. (Every play the kids board game "Sorry"? What I dont think is ok is the nasty personalities of Vic and Jay, especially psycho Vic. As for Stu and Michelle, he is a man who has values ie:"I dont wanna have sex in front of the entire world". Yet he is still a MAN! Hence he says he dont wanna bed Michelle, yet cant resist her advances completely and cuddles in her bed."
Latest News: Stuart has been able to spend his shopping allowance on a ....
He feels guilty spending money on it, rather than food, but everyone reassures him. They think of other things, like board games, they'd spend part of the budget on.
Sue: "Wish Jason would get dressed instead of wearing them dressing gowns all the time. Urgh! Gross!" Totally agree.
Michelle is getting competative with Shell about how many minutes they can do on the cross-trainer. Michelle ups her current excercise from 15 to 20 minutes.
16:45 - 17:00
Nadia prepares her chicken dish - contains sweetcorn, celery (?), other veggies and the marinated chicken joints. She adds tomatoes over the top - it looks just as Shell describes it "amazing". Covered in foil (by Shell), and in to the oven and it's cooking.
zap: "Claire - Did u know everythings coming out in BOLD TYPE ?" Must be just your machine, Sam?
catgirl: "well i think that jay and vanessa are perfect for each other - they are equally shallow and superfluous to the whole experience - Naturally Daniel the demi god should win and victor should go to 'homeboy' school, his pathetic attempts at trying to be a 'brother' are cringeworthy - stuart & michelle are like a prettier but equally dull jay and vanessa - nadia, nadia what can i say - looking for love in all the wrong places - try eurotrash - and someone said there was someone called shell but i dont remember her - shes obviously v. exciting"
Tom: "Claire, could you please tell us how to pronounce that delightful surname of yours?" Lots of people have emailed me about this, AND I've put it at the top of the page a number of times, but just for you (and the rest), it's welsh, not a surname, rather a handed-down family name, and is pronounced "muh-van-wee", or in North Wales (some areas) "Muh-Van-Oye" Hope that helps.
catgirl: "may god strike me down for my ignorance - i forgot ahmed poor soul - you would though wouldnt you?" [snigger]
Lots of happenings in the kitchen - Dan filling the bottle for the water cooler (I didn't know they had one!), Shell washing something, Michelle right next to the kitchen still hogging the excerciser. Ahmed is in the shower. Jason is squeezing a spot for Vanessa. Oh, it's all too much for me!
Lucy: "Who believes that the housemate deserve a part again now. Its a week since 'fight night' i am sure they can start drinking again?! Maybe they will wait for J to leave as drunk Marco might tip him over the edge. Would be fun to watch though?!" I think they are just being cautious at the moment, and who can blame them.
With that, I'll hand over to Neil. He doesn't need the big build up anymore as he's had too many girls ask him out already and I hate smug reporters ;) Love ya really Neil! :-x
Have a lovely evening everyone :)