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Housemates begin 'ignoring' task

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Big Brother 11 housemate Dave Vaughn

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The housemates have been speculating about their new 'Ignore the Obvious' task.

Earlier this morning, Big Brother informed housemates that if they pass this week's task, they will receive messages from home as well as a luxury shopping budget.

Having already had the task rules delivered by a hunky postman, a marching band came through the garden this afternoon while some of the housemates were sunbathing. In keeping with the rules of the task, the group ignored the trumpet players and continued to talk as if nothing was happening.

In the living room, David told Andrew that seeing a message from his family could make him emotional. "I think I could cry for two hours if I see a video message," he said.

"Sometimes video messages aren't a good thing," replied Mario.

David guessed that Big Brother would forgive them for acknowledging the events that occur during the task occasionally, permitting the group a number of "fails".

"I reckon we've done about 20 already," guessed Andrew, explaining that he had already mentioned things after they had happened.

Later on in a conversation with Ben, the Welsh minister thought about the lengths Big Brother would go to in order to test the housemates' ability to ignore. "I wonder... if they are going to bring in family members and stuff."

"That would be too cruel," Ben responded.

David went on to say he thought the show might need "spicing up" and that they could easily arrange for people to enter the house. "Maybe like one of my dogs or one of my kids," he guessed.

"Wouldn't that unsettle us to the point that we might want to leave?" Ben asked.

"That’s the point though," David declared, saying Big Brother would push them "to the edge".

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