As Jo put make-up on in the bathroom, the 28-year-old former mole sat with her and discussed a number of topics. When conversation turned to the 'Ignore the Obvious' task and Jedward's performance last night, Mario told her that he did not think it should have happened.
"That isn't what Big Brother is about," he explained. "It's not a platform for artists to promote their goods on. I thought it was tacky to the core." When Jo called him a "musical snob", Mario defended himself, saying: "It could have been Madonna there and I wouldn't have liked it. This is not The X Factor. Big Brother's not about wannabe artists trying to launch a career."
The 41-year-old told him: "I think you need to stop being so serious, have a bit more fun with it!" Surprised by Jo's advice, Mario replied: "I'm not a serious person at all. I think last night it was more because Ben had just left, I just wasn't in the mood.
"I'm not a serious person at all, I don't take myself seriously," he repeated. Jo responded, saying: "I think you're like me, you're over-sensitive. I'm over-sensitive, I won't even beat about the bush with that.
"When I was younger I didn't have a sense of humour at all. But as I got older and grew and developed, I've been more open. If you can't laugh and enjoy yourself at 41, then when can you?" Still denying her main suggestion, Mario said again: "I'm not serious, I'm one of the silliest people in here."
"I wouldn't say that," Jo replied. "Being serious isn't a bad thing, so don't do yourself down! You see, you are sensitive, that's going to play on your mind now." Acknowledging that it would, Mario said: "I never realised how sensitive I was until I came in here!"
Turning the conversation back to a positive note, Jo told him: "It doesn't matter what I'm clap-trapping about in here because at the end of the day, you're still here. You're doing something right."