17:00 - 18:00
17:00 - 17:15
Dan comes into the bedroom and asks Shell if she's rolled ciggies for this evening yet - she hasn't but will do so now - basically Dan wants a ciggie and can't roll them himself. He says he needs a bath shortly. He is still singing but now "look into his angel eyes", I don't recognise it but that doesn't mean much when it's Dan singing does it.
Shell has sat on a cushion on the decking, her back up against the pillar she memorably kicked and rolls Dan a fag. She thanks him for tidying the kitchen, she couldn't muster the energy to do it. He says he just did it because of Davina coming into the house tonight - I'm not sure she is from the press release for tonights schedule!
Nadia comes back from the DR, saying how excited she is. Shell rolls her a cigarette, "God bless you child" Nadia replies.
Nadia speaks about her mother and Dan asks if she'll be there tonight. Nadia isn't sure, she phoned her to tell her she was going in but she thinks she'll be too busy looking after her brothers to come. Nadia worries a bit about her seeing what she's been doing. She doubts she'll be watching though. She says Madeira is like a third world country, jokingly.
Anne: "How is Davina going to break the news of 'Nadia's Secret' to Shell, Dan and Jason. It could be potentially be quite embarassing for Nadia and I'm sure if she wins, she wont want her secret to be the main topic of the interview. I'm sure it'll come up tonight..." I think Davina has learnt her lesson about that and whilst it will of course be mentioned I doubt it'll be the main focus.
Old Enough To Know Better: "Oh for God's sake, Dan must win. Who in their right minds could be voting for Jason....????!!!! Yes, I am old enough to know better, but you don't need to be under 30 to get hooked on BB. (Or even under 40) (Or 50, for that matter) Work from home, check in all the time to find out what's going on. What fun this all is! I just love it!
VOTE DAN!!!! He's funny, he's intelligent - just love him.
Daniel Kilkelly: "What are we going to do with ourselves, Claire? I might find myself writing live updates on episodes of Friends (which E4 will surely show back-to-back without BB Live) and see if anybody notices." I was thinking the same but blokie answered: Get to bed at a reasonable time, do the housework properly, catch up with the friends you've ignored..... Hmmm, darn him!
Maryjane: "Dan is right J is a far nicer person then Nadia...god what has she to oofer Uk after she wins tonite...gawd help us..." Hmmm, that only just got past the arguementative filter.....
Julia: "I love Dan's singing voice - it makes me melt (just like the rest of him). I wouldn't be surprised if he gets offers from record companies after BB."
17:15 - 17:30
Shell is like a little cigarette factory, rolling rolling rolling! Nadia tells her not to stop. She is spelling out "Final Night" with the ciggies she's rolled. She has done "FINAL" so far. (That makes 12 ciggies by my count)
Shell worries she might be classed as "writing messages to the outside world".
Nadia worries that she wants to keep her make-up bag right to the end and wonders if she can just leave it in the DR rather than having to carry it out with her.
She then wonders if there'll be any Portugease reporters - Dan and Shell say most definitely.
A helicopter goes overhead - as predicted by Mark. They all go outside and wave, commenting how low it is. It seems to fly off, then comes back. No call from BB to go inside so far. They are pretty sure it's a journo one. They didn't see anyone in it though. It comes back for the third time and they say it looks like it's going to land. Could it be Busted arriving? It is just hovering directly about the house. The cameras even show us a shot of it so it must be one authorised by them.
Nadia says "right I'm bored now" and goes to do something. But not for long. "maybe it's a fag-drop" Dan suggests. They all stay watching. Dan suddenly notices there is a camera on the front, pointing it out to the others. Nadia thinks Dermot is in there and says "see you later Dermot!". They realise it has the BB eye on it and wonder if the producers are in it.
Mark: "I am working opposite the Big Brother House, and there has been a helicopter hovering above it for the last 10 minutes or so, any insight?" Nothing so far, but remember we are 20 minutes behind
Rach: "Hey hey hey Nadia to win! GO NADS!"
David: "Clair, thanks for all the effort that you and your colleges have put in over the 10 weeks.... its been a time of highs n lows......
is it really 10 weeks gone already..." 'Fraid it has!
17:30 - 17:45
nadia's breasts almost pop out of her top as she jumps up and down, Shell shouting to warn her. She waves a sheet at the 'copter.
We get a long close-up shot of the helicopter - you can just make out the pilot and one other person crouched down peering out the window.
Dan does runway signals to it, making Nadia laugh and clap.
Jason seems to have given up and gone inside, but the other three stand and watch.
It seems to be moving away now. Shell goes back inside with Dan and Nadia resumes packing. They shortly come back out though, joined by Jay now.
The chopper has gone into the distance now and they are getting back on with stuff. Dan though has decided "stuff" means a lie down.
Nadia bends down to get the clothes out of her drawers (pun intended) - she looks very ungainly when she does that! One side of the case now full she attatchs the divider. Chucking shoes in the other side her drawers are now empty. She takes the things hanging on the bunkbed off and adds them.
Maureen: "If you're catching up with friends does that mean I might get a phonecall? :p" You're on the list, but hey missus, you have my number too!
Michael: "Nadia just has to win. It'll make her the happiest woman on earth and that alone is enough reason to vote for her. Kleenex at the ready... Thanks for all the live updates. You've all done a great job. xx"
ChrisUSA: "Please,Please,Please ...Don't let the nice person finish last! Have Shell or at least Dan win this game.
It should have been Stu or Shell at the end anyway!!!
Remember, "Cheaters never prosper." or do they?" Nice is SOOOO last year!
17:45 - 18:00
Nadia now collects together her lotions and potions.
Shell comes in and asks Nadia to do her eyebrows for her. Nadia says she'd forgotton and will do it when she's finished packing.
Nadia tells Shell about her plans for her make-up bag and goes off presumably to ask BB. Ooops no, she's just getting stuff from the LA, then going to the DR
Outside Jason, in just a towel, paces the garden for possibly the last time. he hums to himself. Nadia returns from the DR and takes some clothes in from the lounge. We are blessed with a view of Jason's bare feet (not bad for a blokes feet) as he paces. Nadia's cackle is heard from the bedroom.
We go to the bedroom where Shell is now in bed, sat up and chatting with Nadia and Dan. She predicts her sleep will be poor for a couple of days. Nadia, packing practically done, gets into bed as well and sound is cut. Hmmm, Shell is in Dan's bed - I wonder where he's gone or has she just sat on him and squished him into the mattress.
Shell is called to the DR. "Uh-oh" she sighs as she gets up. Lip gloss on, and off she trots.
McW: ""look into his angel eyes" = Abba track - sorry playing catch up since I've just been expected to do some work! Hmph - the cheek of it!" That's just NOT fair! Don't they know what day it is?
Sharon: "BTY what feed are you on? The Helicopter was shown on E4's live link just after 5pm and that includes a time delay of up to 20 minutes. Everything here seems to be reported as occuring 30 to 45 minutes behind the live feed" I'm on the realplayer live feed - it often is more delayed than E4 but not normally that far out! I'll check it out when I finish this hour. Typo now corrected - thanks to you and McW for pointing it out :)
That's this session from me finished - I'll be back at 8pm though. The delicious Daniel is with you until then!