The Big Brother Experience
"So much was written about our time in the Big Brother House, we couldn't add everything but here is a sample to give you an Idea of what went on or to reminisce if you were one of the millions that tuned in back in 2006" Dave
David - From Wikipedia
David entered the house on Day 0 with the rest of the original housemates of the series. David came out to the housemates and on Day 4 revealed he was gay. David bonded immediately with Camilla (although she was upset when he and Tilli kissed as a joke soon after he revealed he was gay), and later Intruder Rob joined their group. David was happy to have another gay man in the house, and they remained close until Rob's eviction.
He bonded with Michael, and was visibly upset after learning Michael had lied to the housemates repeatedly as the Insider. Michael and David were still close enough that the blurred lines of their friendship led David to ask Michael if he was gay. Soon after, Michael led other housemates to believe David had stolen their toothbrushes. This led to some heated arguments until after Michael's eviction, when Big Brother told them Michael was the culprit. David and Camilla also grew somewhat apart as time went on. Due to his feeling that Camilla was playing nice with other housemates to avoid being nominated by them, David nominated her in Week 10, a decision that caused him some anguish.
David eventually became very good friends with Claire, in spite of some ideological differences (she was a vegetarian, he was a sheep farmer). David also had a strong attraction for Intruder Darren, but as Darren said he was heterosexual, they remained close friends only. David won Friday Night Live in Week 7, won a trip to Vietnam and took Camilla to the rewards room; he took the 3 points off Ashley, even though he himself was up for nomination. He said only a "jerk" would take points off himself.
David won again in Week 10, took Perry to the rewards room (she was runner-up in the game), and won a trip to Thailand. David was up for eviction in Weeks 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, and 13. He was originally nominated in Week 5, but Gaelan removed three points from him, clearing him from the eviction line-up.
In Week 11 David again used his Three Point Twist on someone else (Darren) in spite of being up for nomination himself. This act successfully removed Darren from the eviction line-up. David was evicted on Day 99 along with Max as part of a Double Eviction the day before the Finale.
David had more 'save' votes than eventual series winner Jamie, but was still evicted, as Jamie had less 'evict' votes than David, with the final tally coming out in Jamie's favour. As David was entering the auditorium, a male audience member ran towards David, but was tackled to the ground by Dreamworld security officers. It was later revealed that the man was a friend of David's, and he was wanting to inform him that the Melbourne Demons had clinched an AFL Finals spot.
During the eviction David was reunited with his boyfriend Sherif, whom he met four weeks before entering the house. The reunion was an emotional one, with David clearly overwhelmed by the audience's positive response and the fact that his boyfriend of only four weeks had waited for him after three months of separation.
Some of David's photos had been stolen from his home, and somebody tried to sell one on eBay. The auction was closed early by eBay, and police looked into the matter. David was the winner of Australia's Brainiest Housemate.
Big Brother`s David Graham
by Reginald Domingo in mogenic.com articlehttp://www.mogenic.com
Boys are tough. Isn't that the stereotype? Or more to the point, country boys don't shed tears. Yet, with this year's Big Brother Australia's token bloke from the farm, David Graham, who was also, incidentally, the show's token gay boy, it seemed as if he cried enough tears to fill a river. He cried when he came out, he cried when he got a farewell message, he cried whenever he survived an eviction. The tears flowed as freely and as quickly as it dried, starting from day one.
'On the first day, I realised, 'I have nothing in common with these people,'' David tells Mogenic, in that familiar, ocker tone. 'And I thought, 'What the hell have I done with Sherif (his boyfriend)' I've walked away from the best thing that's ever happened to me.' So it just all hit me. I went back to my bed and got my carefully hidden photograph of Sherif out, and just wept straight away. It wasn't like on the third day and I thought, 'Oh, goodness,' it was the first day when it all hit me, 'What the f**k have I done'!??
And it's a just question, especially when you consider that David is a sheep farmer from Goondiwindi, a small rural town with a population of 5,000, in Queensland's south-east. It's no surprise that he would feel a stroke of apprehension upon entering the house. Having lived on his own, in an isolated property, then suddenly finding himself trapped with 16 young housemates, in a compound equipped with 37 cameras and 66 microphones, in a television show that was averaging 1.1 million viewers a night - who wouldn't find that daunting? I'd sure as hell be asking myself the same thing: What the f**k have I done?
But it's a question perhaps best answered retrospectively, because David's antics has certainly made an impact.
People called him deceitful when he was less than forthcoming about his sexuality, while others branded him a hypocrite for his support of the National Party (a conservative political group). But there were disagreements as well. On the one hand people said he was breaking stereotypes, but on the other, he was viewed as reinforcing them. For many, it was all just part of his strategy.
Of course, most of these claims were just media hype going into overdrive. David says he didn't divulge his sexuality straight away because he wanted to allow the housemates to get to know him as David, not as David, the gay guy. It's not an uncommon tactic, many of us do this at some point, to gauge the attitudes of others towards gays. 'Some people could say that I deceived my housemates but I don't think that I did,' he says. In regards to his support for the National Party, which normally holds an anti-gay stance, David says that it has helped paved the way for dialogue. 'I've just read that the National Party in Western Australia have voted to pass a motion supporting civil unions for same-sex couples'I think that's very much a response to my time in the house'. As for breaking or reinforcing stereotypes, well, this only holds true for people who cling onto to the outdated notions that all gay men talk with a lisp, in which case David was breaking them, and that all gay men are softies who cry, in which case David was reinforcing them.
So, it all begs the question: Was it part of a strategy? And the answer is yes. But not the kind that was designed to win cars, cash and SMS votes. According to David, it was much more important than that.
'My mind was about, 'I need to help young people,'' he says, 'because no one ever really got out there and did what I wanted to do. So I said, 'Well, someone's got to do it - I may as well do it.' It was more about me going in there to show Australia that anyone can be gay and any gay man can do whatever he wants in life, without worrying about prejudice.'
And it worked. Since his appearance on Big Brother, David has raised the profile of gays and lesbian living in rural communities. He has brought the issue of gay marriage to more Australian TV sets and water cooler conversations than any other personality, and he's increased public awareness regarding gay rights, anti-gay violence, and interracial gay relationships. And instead of being shunned, the public opened their arms, and their hearts.
'And that's the extraordinary thing, that the people who I wanted to hear my message have heard it and they've come 360, to the point that they look so far beyond my homosexuality that they actually appreciate that part of myself,' he says.
'I never thought that that would be the case. I thought I'd go on there, I'd come out, I'd do my thing, I'd hope that I could stay for at least two weeks to have enough of an impact. I would never have thought that I would stay there that long. I mean, I was up for eviction nine or ten times, which is second only to Camilla, and each time I wasn't evicted, it had blown me away. I'd go into the Diary Room and do what I obviously learned to best in the house and that was sob to Big Brother, at just how amazing it was for Australia to know who I am, to not want me out, to want to know more. And that's where it definitely hit me most was each time I'd survived eviction, it was, 'Holy shit, Australia doesn't hate me because I'm gay.' It blew me away.'
It's important to note, however, that before a spotlight is turned on, there is only darkness. And for David, this was certainly the case. Beneath the knock-out smile and thick, blonde locks, lies an adolescence mired by loneliness and confusion. Despite his overwhelming sense of self, for David it wasn't always smooth sailing. His journey was as rough as rough could be.
When David first became aware of his attraction to other guys, he didn't think too much of it. 'We had nuns who came to my bush school when I was a little kid and they told us, amongst many things, that when we grow up and our bodies start to change, that we will start to think about strange things about our friends. And they said that we'll be thinking things about boys and we will be thinking things about girls. So I thought it was absolutely normal that I had sexual thoughts about both sexes. I always kept that with me.'
During his sixteenth year, David became involved with a girl, in a relationship that would last three years. 'I was pretty open with my girlfriend about my same-sex attractions. She had the same same-sex attractions, so we thought we were fine. But mine didn't go away. If anything, my attraction to females started to go away. So when that started happening, that's when things started to get really, really, really confused.
'I did what every country guy does, and get the gun out and hold it to my head. That was right through my late teens. Because I was at boarding school, and I got a hell of a lot of rot.' A couple of years later, things turned even worse. 'That's when I started going through the real hell of my early twenties.'
The situation for David began to plummet during his time in college in Geelong, in Victoria's south-coast. Confused, alone, and with no one to talk to, he found himself in a place with no way out. 'So I organised my suicide,' he says. 'But then someone at my college committed suicide the night before I planned mine, so that kind of gave me a wake up call.'
But despite the initial shock of the death, it wasn't enough to shake him out of his own resolve, and David soon set about on devising a new plan.
'When I planned my next suicide, my sister called me. I was in my ute ready to do it, and she just said she had a feeling that something was wrong and please call someone. So I called the Gay and Lesbian Helpline. And I said, 'All I need to do is speak to someone from a farm, just someone from the country,' because my concept was that no one else understood where I was coming from, no one else knows what's it's like to be in the country.'
Fortunately, David was dispatched to the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service (GLCS) in New South Wales, where he would speak to someone who understood exactly how he felt. 'I spoke to a guy there who had spent a long time as a teacher in rural New South Wales and we spoke for several hours and my life changed from then. Then I did a workshop at the Victorian Aids Council called 'Young and Gay', a six-week coming out course, and that completely changed my life. Two weeks after that, I came out to my Mum and everything's been fine ever since.'
For David, it must seem like coming full circle. To come from living a period of his life with the belief that he was the only one, and that there was no other solution, to being accepted for who he is and for what he believes, and not just by his family or close friends, but also by the entire nation. And he hopes that many others will learn from his experience.
'Feel the fear of being yourself but be yourself. No one is going to hate you for who you are. And if they do, they'd hate you anyway. The fact that you're gay is no longer a reason. If I can walk down Redfern station (an inner-Sydney suburb), and have every person on there just start screaming that they love what I did on the show, well then, anyone in any suburb can feel as though they can walk down the street and hold their head high and be who they are. Because it's just a little hurdle. And we've got hundreds and hundreds of hurdles in front of us. And coming out to your family and to those people around you is just one of those many hurdles that we have to cross. And the relief that you get afterwards is worth it. And the fact that you can be honest to the people you love most is the most rewarding thing that you'll ever do in your life.
As for his life, David's happy. He has the farm, a gorgeous boyfriend, and all of Australia behind him. And like many, he hopes to one day 'live the rest of my life with a husband'. Truly, he couldn't ask for anything more. Well, maybe, just one more thing.
'Hopefully, Australia eats a lot more lamb,' he says, 'and I become a very successful farmer'
Mother and Son
On Wednesday night David revealed to his housemates, and to the nation, that he is gay. His revelation has been welcomed and accepted by the other HMs, but how has his family taken the news'
We caught up with David's Mum, Lucille, to find out how she feels about David's tearful discussion with BB in the diary room last night. Lucille hasn't actually seen the footage yet - the TV reception is a bit unreliable on her property, so she'll have to wait until the weekend to watch the episode on tape with her daughter - but she was happy to fill us in on how she thinks David is going in the house.
How do you feel about David being in the BB house?
Did you support David's decision not to tell his HMs he was gay?
Do you think he chose the right time to 'come out'?
David was upset about how this could impact on you, and on his community...
Would some people have been surprised to hear that David is gay?
Do you think it was unfair on Camilla that David didn't tell her about his sexuality?
Does David get a lot of attention from girls?
Despite keeping some things to himself, do you think David is being genuine in the house?
David has said that his sexuality is only a very small part of the 'real him'. How would you describe the David you know?
Have you seen David display those traits in the house?
How do you think he'll go in the coming weeks?
Do you think David has a chance of winning?
Day 0 to 5
Extracts from: http://archive.behindbigbrother.com/Season6
DAY 0 - 22 April 2006
In a nutshell: The housemates all get to know each other, and David reveals he was a model earlier in his life.
However the housemates seem to be better at incurring fines from Big Brother Elise is outside on the hammock asking David if he would like to go into television. They both don't. David wants to go back to farming after the show. Elise discovers David used to do modelling in Europe, and she's stunned. Camilla comes over and joins them. David speaks in Chinese with Elise for a bit - but just as David realises housemates are not allowed to speak languages other than English Big Brother announces he and Else just incurred a $5000 fine each. David laughs and Elise looks shocked. Camilla keeps touching David. They agree not to speak Mandarin ever again.
David goes into the bedroom and tells the others he incurred a fine.
In the bedroom Elise tells Camilla that David used to model in Europe. Camilla looks on in awe. David says he shouldn't have mentioned it. He was 19 at the time. Elise says he should be proud of it because he's travelled. Camilla comes and sits down next to David and puts her hand directly on his groin! .. then she hugs him and then the hand travels back to his knee. With her hand planted firmly there she exclaims "I think I'm ready for bed!".
DAY 2 - 23 April 2006
In a nutshell: On their first day in the house, the male housemates are interested in rating the girls.
David says he loves his life and loves his farm but when he wakes up in the morning alone it hurts. He wants to roll over and say to someone "how good is this?". After Karen leaves the room David looks at a photo of two people on horseback and gets upset.
DAY 3 - 24 April 2006
In a nutshell: Michael is given his insider role, and told there is a secret relationship between two housemates. A relationship between David and Camilla develops.
Also in Day 2: Uplate, Diary 10:42am - Camilla is telling Claire & Krystal about a dream she had during the night which was about Dave. She says they had a fight in the dream. The girls wonder if the two have pashed yet, but Camilla says they've only cuddled. She's says that David is beautiful and genuine, yet he probably wouldn't go for the Camilla type, as she is the 'chubbiest girl here'. Krystal says she has chubby legs too, and doesn't care. Over in the gym, David stays on the treadmill unaware of the conversation.
10:38pm - Michael is in the backyard talking to David. He wants to know who Dave is getting along with. Dave says 'obviously Camilla." He says he is struggling to get on with Anna, suggesting that "there?s just not too much there." Michael tells Dave that there has to be a secret or some twist in the house, as it's all going along a bit too well. Dave agrees. Michael says that he doesn't think Dave is holding back at all. Dave says he wants a twist to happen, suggesting a couple are in here or possibly married. Michael likes this idea, and instantly strikes Karen out because of her age.
11:00pm - David comes to the diary room. Voiceover tells us that David has been keeping a secret from the house. Dave says he feels bad for not revealing everything from the outset. He says that while he is holding back a bit of major information about himself, he still thinks it's the right decision. He thinks once it gets out that it'll bring a bit of excitement to the house. He moves on to say that he is getting really close with Camilla. He says that there is a great connection between the two, but he can tell that she likes him a bit more than on the friendship level. He is concerned that because she wants something more, that when the secret is revealed, it might pull her feeling round the other way and she might be bitter towards him. (Note: No actual mention of what the secret he is keeping from the housemates is.)
11:16pm - Camilla gives Dave a neck massage. Camilla says she feels like she has been Dave's lost puppy today. Dave says he's been getting to know the other girls for the task. Camilla says it's a good idea if he wants to find love in the house. Dave says he's waiting for an intruder to enter the house. He says it's difficult to know what other people are feeling towards him as well.
12:51am - Dave and Camilla are about to go to bed. Camilla asks if he wears jocks to bed. He tells her he normally wears nothing, but under the circumstances, he'll wear something. Camilla agrees saying it's a bit soon for nude. She says she missed him nude in the shower. Dave says he was trying to be quick so the females didn't feel uncomfortable. Camilla doesn't think the girls would've. Camilla kisses Dave goodnight, and the lights go out. They share a cuddle, and Camilla says that Dave is weird. Dave comes back with "I'm lovely!" Camilla agrees.
DAY 3 - 25 April 2006Diary 8:21am ?
Out in the kitchen, Michael and David agree that everything is running a bit too smoothly for their liking. Michael wonders if anyone will happen. David doesn't think so, although he says it's a bit unusual that there is no 'mega-bitch' in the house. Michael asks him, hypothetically, if Big Brother offered him immunity for 3 weeks, and in that 3 weeks he just had to cause havoc in the house, would he do it? David says "Yes...Yes!" David adds that no one would forgive him though, and he'd be out in the fourth week for sure. Anna seems to be getting changed. David asks her if she plans to take her top of when showering. She says she has no intentions of doing that. Big Brother interrupts, and tells Anna she is not wearing her microphone, and she receives a $5000 fine.
5:57pm - Elise asks Camilla if she wants to hook up with anyone. Camilla says she doesn't think she does with anyone. David softly says "Much." Camilla says "Don't look at me like that. You think I'm, like, melting for you or something."
10:49pm - Out at the spa, Camilla and Dave have some alone time. Camilla says she finds Dave very interesting. David wonders what?s about to happen. Camilla says nothing will happen...then says she's not quite sure. Camilla says that she wants to be friends with Dave, as she thinks they are similar. Dino comes over and asks if he's interrupting. Camilla says not at all, but David tells him that the 'big moment' was about to happen! John says he wants to check on the spa, because he thinks there might be some action out there. They all head outside. Lots of talking out there, Dave and Camilla hugging. Anna asks if they just kissed? Dave says they were thinking about it! Anna says just kiss!
DAY 4 - 26 April 2006
In a nutshell: Michael is told to steal another housemate's photos and hide them. The housemates are given a speed dating task which leads David to reveal to the other housemates he is gay.
Diary 12:11pm - . Over in the kitchen Tilli is asking David who he's attracted to, with Dave saying that he has his eyes on 3 people in the house. Anna asks if she?s one of them. Dave laughs, and says he can't say in the present company. Elise asks if he would hook up with any of the boys. He walks away from the conversation, saying that the girls know too much. Elise says "He wants to..you can tell." In the living room, Camilla wants to know who the 3 girls are. Dave says there is no one here that he wouldn't kiss. Camilla says except the boys, but he doesn't answer or make a comment. David says that she'll find out soon enough.
9:03 pm - David is reading a note supplied to them by Big Brother. All the housemates are seated around the dining room table. Dave says that tonight they will go speed dating. They get into position. Karen has her first date with John. She asks him "What?s your favourite body part on you, or your partner." John answers his hair, and her boobs. Cut to Tilli and Ashley, Tilli asking "What do you think of me right now." Ashley thinks, then answers "You look pretty sexy." Katie asks David if he's ever been unfaithful. David answers no. Karen asks Michael if he likes someone in the house. Michael says of course. John asks Katie who would play her mother in a movie. Katie replies "Goldie Hawn." Karen is asked "Who would play you in a movie." She answers Keira Knightly. Her daughter, Krystal, says the same answer. Dave asks a question not on the sheets provided to Camilla. "Do you hold grudges against people who may have misled you?" Camilla answers no. She then says maybe, and then yes. She wonders if Dave has misled her, but Dave won't answer her questions and moves on. Jamie asks Katie what she thinks of him. She says average, but then says "Nah your fabulous!" Camilla tells Dave she's been unfaithful 7 times. Camilla tells him that his first question upset her. He sits there with a bewildered look on his face. Camilla asks him why he asked it. Dave says because he doesn't agree with people who hold grudges. Camilla says "You've asked that of all the girls then." Dave is honest, and says no. Camilla says "Well why ask it of me?" Dave says that he intends on being friends with Camilla for a very long time, to which she smiles, but Dave adds "And it's very important to me to know that answer." Camilla says she doesn't believe Dave and wonders again why he would ask the question of her particularly. Dave just smiles and doesn't answer, and just like magic, BB tells them their time is up and that David has to bring all paper and pencils to the diary room immediately. .
10:23pm - All the housemates are waiting to speak to Big Brother on mass, but David comes out of the diary room and asks them all to sit on the couch. David starts his speech once everyone is seated. "Guys, the task this week is the getting to know you task and obviously a lot of us got to know each other fairly well. I think everyone's realised as they were getting to know me, that there are things they don't know about me. That?s true, there are things about me you don't know. I came into the house thinking that this part of me that you don't know is quite small, but being in here has made me realise that it does matter and so every conversation I've had with you I've held back because it's been really really hard. I haven't been able to be honest.
Look, I've been honest in every way; there is no way that I've been dishonest at all. However, I've skipped questions, I've dodged and moved around questions...I wanted you to get to know me at face value, as someone who I am, just a normal guy. However I...." Dino yells out "Bit of shush, bit of shush!" He continues, "However, if I was in normal circumstances and going speed dating, I wouldn't go speed dating when boys are on one side, and girls are on the other; I'd be going speed dating where there were boys on one side, and boys on the other." A few "oooahs" and at least one "Oh, your gay" before people start clapping. Someone yells out "Are you serious", to which Dave replies "I'm the token farmer, and the token gay guy." Jamie hugs him, saying that that must've taken a lot of guts. Claire reassures him that she won't look at him any differently. Camilla is still seated on the couch and says to someone "Yeh, I sorta did..." Katies tells Dave that they love him anyway. Dave & Camilla hug, Camilla saying "Where do we start." Dave tells her that if she wants to talk about it, they can do so tonight. She goes for a walk, saying "Oh, how stupid" on her way to the bedroom. She ends up in the toilet.
David's Housemate diary
We asked David why he decided to withhold information from his HMs and how he felt now they all knew.
The second reason I withheld information was to allow viewers especially rural and regional people to also bypass any prejudice so that they would also have the opportunity to be able to get to know me as just one of them who also happens to be gay and in doing so hopefully, even if only by a small amount, break down their fears and negative attitudes towards people like me, as it is my belief that there is no need for anyone in this country to feel that they should treat anyone else any different on the basis of sexuality.
We all have the right to live our lives and I hope like hell that I got the message through to any one considering that that don't belong or they don't fit in to stop and to realize that they DO in fact have a place and they can live wherever they want without fear and do what they want without prejudice.
Now that it's all out on the table and I have a few days to digest what I have done, I have realised the enormous relief of being totally honest, open and in turn much happier and accepted by my Housemates.
By just being myself, just an ordinary sheep farmer living his life, I hope in some way I have achieved what I set out to do by showing that you don't need to be profound to be accepted."
10:42pm - Elise says to Jamie that Dave mentioned that he was attracted to 3 people in the house. She wonders aloud who those boys might be. In the bathroom, Dave tells Camilla that he's attracted to Jamie, Michael and Dino. Out in the living room, Dino says his speech was great. John asks him if he picked it. Dino says he has his suspicions yesterday, but didn't want to ask him. Back to the bathroom, Dave clarifies by saying if he was in the outside world, he would go for Jamie, "maybe." But he says he finds the 3 attractive in this house. They hug again. David comes to the diary room. BB tells him that it's possible that his parents will see what happened tonight, and gives Dave a chance to talk. Dave says he spoke about it with his mum before he came in. He says his family means everything to him. He says that if he knew his mum was happy with him, that?s not good. He doesn't want her to every not be proud of her son. He says he doesn't want her to feel any less than any other woman, or that she has done anything wrong raising him. He says that she should be proud that he was strong enough to get through all the years where he felt 'wrong', and that if anyone ever said anything, she should look them in the face and tell them that Dave's her son and that she?s jolly well happy, and that he's happy to get on with his life. He says that he wants her mum to know he's happy being who he is, and that she should be happy for him.
DAY 5 - 26 April 2006
1:03pm - Michael and Dino are out at the hammocks, and Dino tells him that he is going to have an argument with Camilla soon. He tells Michael about the utensil 'argument' inside earlier. Michael says she?s nuts. He says she?s trying to hide the fact that she is torn up about the whole Dave situation. Dino agrees, saying she says things publicly she doesn't mean.
9:12pm - Camilla says she floats between the groups, and apart from Dave, she doesn't have any 'good' friends. Meanwhile on the other side of the bedroom, Karen tells Dave she has heaps of secrets, but she isn't going to tell him.
12:01am - Housemates hanging out in the bedroom. Tilli and David decided that they should pash for some reason. They have a nice little pash. Some housemate ask why, and Tilli responses with 'why not?' Camilla looks on bewildered. They go in for one last kiss, then separate to other ends of the bedroom. Camilla wonders if the night could get anymore eventful. Tilli wants to privately talk to Camilla, and drags her away. Tilli says she just wanted to make sure she wasn't pushing boundaries or anything because she knows that Dave and Camilla are close. Camilla tells her not to be silly, and that she doesn't have any romantic interest in Dave. Tilli says she doesn't either.
Day 6 - 28 April 2006
In the lounge room Tilli and David discuss Camilla. David says Camilla is afraid she hasn't been spending enough time with other people in the house, since she spent so much time with David. Camilla and Tilli agreed to swap sleeping places tonight. They both watch Camilla chat with other HMs.
Krystal lets Michael know that Tilli is sleeping with David tonight.
Later on housemates are getting ready for bed. Camilla is looking at some photos while Tilli climbs into bed with David, saying "thankyou for this" to Camilla. David and Tilli then look at Camilla's photos.
Day 7 - 29 April 2006
In a nutshell: The housemates are given a shocking task. Anna causes a fight over food for breakfast the next day.
David is asked (BB in quiz) "which housemate has gone on record stating Steven Seagal is the person from history they'd most like to pash". David answer "Katie". Incorrect. David is zapped.
Day 8 - 30 April 2006
In a nutshell: Krystal reveals her relationship with Karen to the other housemates. Anna and Camilla are "evicted" by the housemates but are secretly sent to the revenge room.
1:06pm - Karen asks if anyone has had sex in the house yet. Krystal says that no one has even kissed. They mention that David & Tilli have kissed, Krystal saying "but he's gay." Karen says that it is still a kiss however. Tilli hears this as says "What is that meant to mean? I reiterated to you all that that was just a fun thing." Camilla says that?s fine, but says that some people might think that if they are capable of kissing, they may do more. Tilli is getting really annoyed now, and says "He's gay!". She starts crying in bed. Krystal comes over and comforts her, as does Dino, who was in bed with her all along. Karen says "Tilli, I actually thought you might go further." Tilli doesn't respond, but gets up to grab a tissue. She goes to the diary room. Camilla comes in and tells Karen that Tilli is crying. Camilla says "get over it." Over near the diary room, Krystal says that Karen didn't mean it. Karen has come out, and says to Tilli that that was just the impression that Tilli bought across to her. She says other people might have the same impression when she gets out. Tilli doesn't listen, and walks straight into the diary room. She talks to Big Brother. She says the other night she kissed David, but then she went around and told everyone that it was a fun thing and nothing was meant by it. Back outside, Karen says she wouldn't kiss Dave if she was friends with him. Krystal says she wouldn't either. Karen says "If she wants to kiss a gay guy in a house with lots of other people, she wants to be able to wear that. I'm not stepping down from this one." Back in the diary room, Big Brother wonders if Karen knows that Tilli is crying. Tilli says she does, but she came out saying that?s it's the impression she (Tilli) puts out, and thinks that she has a slushy personality. Tilli says she doesn't. In the bedroom, Katie says that her emotions must be a bit high, and they should try and calm it down. Karen says she doesn't jump to conclusions in a second, willy nilly. Camilla comes over and says that things are getting good in the house. Anna buts in saying that people are starting to show their true colours, not holding back as much. Tilli exits the diary room. Outside, Camilla is speaking to Dave and Michael. Camilla says that she thinks Tilli will come out and lean on Dave for a cuddle or something, Camilla saying that she thinks Tilli was in the wrong a bit. Dave says he's stirred the pot without trying, saying to Michael that he's always trying to stir up something. Karen comes and apologises to Tilli in the living room. Tilli says she doesn't care what Camilla thinks at all, but she looks up to Karen from the moment she walked in, and she?s sorry that maybe she misled Karen to think that, but she doesn't want Karen to think that. They hug. Karen says it didn't look good, but that?s how it came across to her, and she wants to be truthful. Tilli says that?s fine.
Dave says (after Camilla?s ?eviction?) that he's misses a really really good mate. Dino says "I'm still here!" which gets a laugh.
Camilla (in the revenge room) says she regrets spending so much time with Dave in the early days. Anna tells her not to regret anything. Camilla says that he doesn't know how fake Tilli is. Anna says "all in good time
Day 9 - 1 May 2006
In a nutshell: Anna and Camilla enact their revenge on the housemates who voted them out of the house.
3.21pm - Jamie has a letter from Big Brother. The housemates emerge from the bedroom and find an obstacle course set up in the backyard. Jamie reads the task out: housemates must dress up as clowns and pair up. Big Brother interrupts and says housemates must get into their clown outfits now. Each outfit has the housemate's names on the back. Each outfit is complete with face powder and makeup. BB calls the clowns to the diary room.
Gaelan and Krystal are called to the diary room. They are played their theme which they must dress up when heard. The other partners are:
Karen and Tilli
BB then calls all housemates to the diary room at once and plays their group clown theme.
5.29pm - Elise and Michael are outside doing sit-ups, and David asks her what she thinks of Anna and Camilla going. Elise thinks they were both the most genuine girls, and she was closest to them. David says if they had an issue they would let people know and then get over it... "top girls". David says the last thing he wants to do is be kicked out and then be called fake. Elise says he's not fake, but asks if she is. David doesn't think so. Elise gets a little upset and starts crying. David comforts her and asks what?s up. Elise says she's just so bland in the house but David tells her not to be so ridiculous. David says Elise is "the soy sauce in the rice... the wasabi in the sushi roll". Elise doesn't think her time to come out will come - she thinks she will be leaving too soon.
Day 10 - 2 May 2006
In a nutshell: Anna and Camilla re-enter the house in a surprise party for John.
7:54pm - Big Brother calls all housemates to the living room. All housemates sit on the couch. He instructs John to open his present. He decides to open the biggest one, and as he does, Camilla and Anna stand up and say "Suprise!" Katie runs and hugs Anna. Karen says oh my god. Tilli looks gob smacked. David hugs Camilla, saying he knew they would be back. Tilli realises that Camilla is wearing her clothes. Anna tells them about the revenge room. Camilla says they know who nominated them and the reasons for the nomination. Krystal and Tilli talk amongst themselves, Tilli saying that they will be hating her. Tilli asks Dino what he thinks of it all, and Dino thinks its great. They sit down at the table. Karen wonders if they took her photos, but Camilla says they didn't take photos or mess up the backyard. Housemates sing "Happy Birthday" to John.
Day 11 - 2nd May
Camilla meanwhile believes that Tilly looks like a man, which might explain why David went the pash on Tilly and not Camilla.
Day 12 - 3rd May
Tonight Michael decides to break an umbrella that is being used in this weeks Greatest Task on Earth. He cuts through the webbing and sticks it under the hammock.
Jamie and Karen are outside talking when Jamie spots the umbrella under the hammock. He examines it and concludes that it's 'absolutely ruined'. David reckons it was windy outside this morning and that the wind probably did it.
Day 13 - 5th May
Michael is in the bathroom destroying props for the Greatest Task on Earth Challenge. He is cutting off the ends of the some of the balloons, making it near impossible for housemates to blow them up.
Day 17 - 8th May Monday Nominations
Katie nominates Dave - 1pt - David - She reckons David is under the radar and that she feels guilty about him not being included in on things.
Day 19 - 10th May
David is called to the diary room. BB instructs him to collect all the rubber ducks in the house. The housemates are to help him in this task, which he has an hour to complete. Housemates must not sit or lie down until further notice.
David goes into the bedroom and tells the sleeping housemates about the task. Camilla helpfully points to where the ducks are but doesn't actually make any effort to get up. No-one else moves so David brings out the big guns and tells them that they're not allowed to sit or lie down until the task is finished.
Meanwhile, our useful housemates - Ashley, Gaelan and John - are busy finding ducks. They even climb rooves in order to get ducks. At the end of it all, they have found 27 ducks out of 30. They believe that the missing ducks might have been thrown over the wall.
David goes into the diary room and is instructed to put the ducks in the cupboard to the left of him.
Day 20 - 11th May
The housemates are still bitching outside. They talk about how different Gaelan and David are despite the fact they are the same age. Claire is disappointed with David. She wishes he would get more involved. 'He's such a beautiful person. He never kind of reopened' after Camilla came back.
It's family dinner time and one of the topics of conversation is whether the males are dominant. Krystal reckons everyone is equal. Karen reckons the 'level of noise is dominated by the males'. David notes that all the evictees so far have been female. Gaelan jokes that the males are going to take over the house.
Karen and David, plugging the tank, talk about Michael. 'I don't think he's one of the smartest in the club. But he knows how to manouevre people. He's doing a very good job'. Karen doesn't respond.
Day 21 - 12th May
Michael is talking to David and the lies about Poor Little Baby Reuben begins.
'I was basically a father before i came into this house'.
'I take care of him'.
'There's a chance Reuben is not mine'.
'After 8 years how do you deal with something like that'.
'That's why in the first week I was all over the place'.
David is horrified at finding out this news.
Day 24 - 15th May
Katie announces to Claire, Camilla and Anna that her and Jamie are now officially boyfriend and girlfriend.
Time for the nominations:
Nominated: Camilla, Ashley, Anna, David, Krystal.
Day 25 - 16th May
Camilla and David are washing their clothes. David asks her if she's upset about the housemates having a go at her about the fines. She reckons that everyone else gets treated with more consideration than her. David defends the housemates which makes Camilla mad. David wisely advises to always have an 'open mind'.
David announces the weekly task. The housemates are going to learn the art of ballet and do a performance of Swan Lake. The housemates decide to wager 50% of the weekly shopping budget on the task.
David is having doubts about Michael and wants a straight answer. He wants to know if Little Baby Reuben is 'part of his strategy'. Michael spouts a dumptruck load of crap before saying no.
Michael then says that everyone in the house has lied at some point. David says he's been 100% honest. Michael says David hasn't because he kept from the house his sexual preferences. David says he has been 'devious but not dishonest'.
'Leaving out details is different to changing details' ends David.
All the housemates are called to the lounge to hear a message from BB
'Housemates, you have spent three weeks learning to trust each other. David had a secret. Krystal also had a secret which has now been revealed. However, one of your other housemates is also not being honest with you. You thought you were working with this person. This housemate has lied to you. BB has decided that it's time for the secret to be revealed.'
The television starts playing a montage of Michael's time as the outside. At the first the housemates look confused. Then pissed.
Intruder Jade enters the house
Jamie, Camilla and David are talking in the spa. David has been obviously affected deeply by Michael's lie. Jamie is upset but he thinks are done and dusted. He says he will now struggle with trusting anyone in the house.
It's time for the final intruder. He is a gay hairdresser who believes that his pseudo 4wd is an extension of his personality. Ok, so a trolley with an engine then. That's not a good thing.
We see him talk to Gretel about travelling on planes, his nutty nanna and who he is going to like in the house.
Switch back to the house and the housemates are called to the diary room. Unfortunately, David is positioned right next to Michael. They are told off about revealing nominations and how that's against the rules.
Michael is asked how he feels about being outed. His excuse is 'I was given no option'. I'd shut up if I were Michael. David looks close to decking him.
The housemates are called to the diary room. Meanwhile, Rob goes into the house with some bottles of alcohol and waits for the housemates.When they emerge, there is much screaming and yelling.
Rob starts telling the housemates about himself.
David introduces himself but then walks away. When they find out about Rob, David seems miserable at first but says gleefully 'I'm not the only ***' to the other housemates.
Claire jumps on David. A housemate says 'I think he's a hairdresser'. 'You think' replies David.
He then suggests that Rob sleep in Dino's bed. Now that is something I would like to see.
Katie goes up to David and asks if he is attracted to Rob. She then asks 'Do you think he's gay?' I think Katie needs to start wearing those brain holding-in headbands of Jamie.
Michael is trying to justify his behaviour to David but it's not working. David might forgive but I would bet good money that he stays away from Michael from now on.
David and Ashley are out in the gym. David is pacing like a caged lion, unable to stand still. Ashley doesn't care about either David's predicament or Michael's revelation. 'I'm here for myself'.
'This is not right' says David. 'What good can come from that'.
Ashley finally checks into the conversation and agrees with David. '[Michael] could have made up [any story]'
'He could have kept on doing annoying stuff' says David. 'This is why I live on a farm'.
Gaelan and Krystal joins David and Ashley. Krystal is pissed. Her acting career has now been snuffed now that it's clear that Michael is the method actor in the house.
Anna joins the gym crew but adds nothing.
Krystal tries to comfort David. 'I'm sick of the lies' says David.
Claire and Katie are talking to Michael. Katie reckons he should go and talk to the other housemates but gives him kudos for being about to pull it off.
David is still talking about how he asked Michael if Little Baby Reuben was a lie but that Michael denied it.
Day 26 - 17th May
Rob and David are talking in the gym about being gay. For David, his homosexuality is a matter of 'rather than want something, be something'.
David starts discussing how gay people are 'second class citizens' and 'we're the only people that are barred from so many things'.
Dino reckons that David has educated him. 'You've recruited 17 people to fight for you' he says.
Anna, annoyed at the idea of the conversation revolving around anyone but herself, raises a question of whether the female housemates are stuck up and vain.
Claire believes that personality is more important than beauty and that the female housemates should be sending a positive message to young girls.
David complains about the girls in the house whinging about being fat. 'You are sending a message that they may be a little too fat'
Later: David enters the room and Camilla goes all Camzilla on him by accusing him of calling her fat. David cracks it and says that Camilla herself has whinged about her body all day.
She accuses David of yelling at her. David responds by saying 'I am not ready to talk right now. I've explained myself well enough'.
A little while later, they make up. 'I can't handle having a fight with you' sobs Camilla. Camilla is obiviously fishing for an apology but doesn't receive it. David remains true to his position. 'There are some things I can't take'.
David and Michael are talking. David reckons that 'If I stay here after Sunday, I'm going to play this game as well'. They talk about potentially forming an alliance and annoying the housemates.
Day 27 to 37
Day 27 - BIG BROTHER 18/05/2006
The housemates are talking in the lounge. Michael says that last night he left his dinner in the fridge but, this morning, it has gone missing.
Da-dah-dahhhHHH! The mystery of the missing food. Did Jade hide it in her ill-fitting pyjamas? Only time will tell.
Rob and David are talking in the gym about being gay. For David, his homosexuality is a matter of 'rather than want something, be something'. It's touching stuff.
Michael has gone into the diary room, unsure as to 'whether or not to continue' in the house. He feels that, had the intruders not come into the house, he might have had an opportunity to mend bridges. That chance has been lost, he reckons.
He then starts whinging about his missing dinner. He thinks people in the house are stealing his food as payback for his role as the Insider. Rather than just accept responsibility that there might be some splash back for his behaviour, he goes on the offensive. 'I can play this game even harder. This time I'll really give them something to get upset about'.
He wanders into the bedroom and talks to Anna and Jamie about his missing dinner. Anna assures him that it's not a 'personal attack' before admitting that she and Dino ate it.
Michael storms off. Seriously, Michael, GET OVER IT. Big deal they ate your dinner. They're hungry, unlike you, who is probably feeling pretty good after a week of binging.
Michael confronts Dino about the stolen food in the kitchen, telling him that Anna has already admitted to eating it. Dino wanders off but then wanders back.
'Why'd you eat it?' asks Michael. Dino walks away.
Rob, who might have the world's worst timing in everything, enters the kitchen and asks Michael if he's feeling better today. Michael is dismissive. You can't hold a decent conversation when you're working on playing the victim of a mean and evil plot to deprive you of food. Michael should know.
Dino asks Jamie about why Michael is talking about the pasta. The other housemates tell him that Anna admitted to eating it.
Michael, meanwhile, is still sulking about his dinner. For someone who was content to let his housemates live on staples in order to save his own skin, he's a bit precious about his own dinner going missing.
Dino and Rob are talking about the Great Pasta Theft. Rob, who is proving to be a breath of fresh air, advises him that things will calm down in time. Dino reckons that Michael is always overdramatic.
Michael is still playing the victim in the kitchen. 'If you're still angry with me that's cool' says Anna before wandering off to talk to the other housemates.
She emphasises that the theft was not directed at Michael alone and that she would have eaten the pasta regardless of who it belonged to. Knowing how self-centred Anna is, I'm inclined to believe she would too.
It's time for the family dinner. Oh sweet Jesus, help me.
David starts jibbering on about how gay people are 'second class citizens' and 'we're the only people that are barred from so many things'. Oh shut up. You're gay. Just be gay. And shutup about it.
Dino reckons that David has educated him. 'You've recruited 17 people to fight for you' he says.
Anna, annoyed at the idea of the conversation revolving around anyone but herself, raises a question of whether the female housemates are stuck up and vain.
Claire believes that personality is more important than beauty and that the female housemates should be sending a positive message to young girls.
David bitches about the girls in the house whinging about being fat. 'You are sending a message that they may be a little too fat'.
Jade launches into a waffly tale about how she was fat and picked on and WHY THE F*CK IS SHE WEARING A DRESSING GOWN AT THE DINNER TABLE? This isn't the Playboy Mansion and you're not Hugh Heffner. Get some clothes on.
Krystal says she doesn't have issues with her body, which Anna immediately calls her on by saying that Krystal won't eat if there is oil in the food. Krystal cries and walks off to the toilet.
Katie and Claire admit they have eating disorders in the past. They cry too. Oh God, help me out. Stop the pain.
Michael goes to talk to Krystal. He tells her how beautiful she is. Krystal accuses him of looking at her 'weird' the other night when she wasn't wearing makeup. He babbles 'I didn't know who you were. I thought an intruder had entered the house. Besides which, you looked like a gigantic Tim Tim on Sunday night with that beehive'. At least that's what I think he said.
Camilla and Danielle enter the room. Camilla says she feels worse than she did three hours ago when her cooter ran away and hid in the bushes next to Mikey's packet of Tim Tams and wouldn't come out until she promised to do something about that face.
David enters the room and Camilla goes all Camzilla on him by accusing him of calling her fat. David cracks the shits and says that Camilla herself has whinged about her body all day.
She accuses David of yelling at her. David responds by saying 'I am not ready to talk right now. I've explained myself well enough'.
A little while later, they make up. 'I can't handle having a fight with you' sobs Camilla. Camilla is obiviously fishing for an apology but doesn't receive it. David remains true to his position. 'There are some things i can't take'.
Jade and Rob are talking are talking. Jade admits that she is feeling down and excluded from the house. Um, take your own advice lovey and GET OVER IT. Wasn't that what you said in your introduction video about over-emotional girls.
Rob advises her to join in the fun and not seclude herself. She replies, 'I"m fine'.
David and Michael are talking. David reckons that 'If I stay here after Sunday, I'm going to play this game as well'. They talk about potentially forming an alliance and annoying the housemates.
Jade, meanwhile, is talking to herself in the hammock. Oh god, it's Rachael from last year's BB all over again with the talking to herself. Finally, BB has put a total loon into the house
Day 28 - BIG BROTHER 19/05/2006
It's early morning and Gaelan and Ashley are tending to the animals. Gaelan tries to get the goats to sit but they don't. To use Camilla again, he's just a 'big fat stupid disciplinarian face'.
Danielle says that some of the girls in the house remind her of her own girlfriends. She tells Jamie that he and her have a 'connection'.
Jamie relates how, in the first two days in the house he made alot of jokes that no-one laughed at. 'Tough crowd' he muses. I don't know Jamie. How many jokes does it take to change a headband?
The conversation naturally turns to matters of a more sexual nature. Daniel reckons that in the house she would pash David, were it not for him being gay, and maybe Dino. Krystal reckons there is nothing going on with Gaelan.
Jamie talks about cheating on his previous girlfriend, a topic that makes Katie crazy mad. She walks out of the room.
Dino is, well, bitching. Rob and David may be the only gays in the village but Dino is the bitchiest queen. He reckons that Katie is giving him the 'shits'.
John agrees but points out that, had Dino not pointed out Katie's behaviour, he wouldn't have noticed. Way to go John. I guess having a spine is like an optional extra these days right?
Katie is out in the spa with Anna and Claire. She is upset about Jamie's revelation about cheating on his ex. 'I just don't think I wanted to know'.
Queen Dino is revealing the secrets of the universe. He liked Gaelan at first but doesn't like him as much now. Katie has always given him the shits. Claire has gone up in his estimation, presumably because he's decided she's worthy of possibly being in the running for consideration to be shagged by him at some point in the future.
Krystal joins the spa crew. They are all patting themselves on the back about how 'open minded yet opinionated' they all are. Well if they are, we aren't seeing it. The only people we are seeing being real are Anna (and that's just because the whole universe revolves around Anna) and Camilla (who needs to distract attention away from her face).
They all agree that Jade is struggling to fit into the house.
Danielle and Jade are talking about settling into the house. Jade feels like entering the house is akin to becoming accepted into the popular group at school, only to find out it's not what you expected.
Katie is giving Jamie the cold shoulder. He asks here what is wrong but she does the 'nothing, but there really is so you better follow me around to find out' look. He carries her to the couch and presses the issue. She refuses to talk and so he wanders off.
He joins Danielle and Jade's conversation. Jade thinks that no guys in the house like her. 'Oh Jade' Jamie moans. But he doesn't correct her because it's true.
Conversation moves to Katie. Jamie reckons that Katie will slot easily into his outside life but that he won't jinx anything and predict a future for them.
Jade reckons that she would 'go Ashley'. Ashley hears this but does not respond. At first we wonder if he even heard the comment. After all, this is Ashley.
He apparently did though because he calls Katie over and asks if she finds him attractive. She says yes. He tells her that Jade finds him attractive but that he doesn't feel the same way.
In the bedroom, Gaelan is giving Katie a piggy back. They whirl around until Katie falls off with a big thud.
Jade, Anna and Michael are talking. Anna starts talking about previous series' of BB, earning her a fine and a spell in the punishment that, today, consists of washing, rinsing, drying and stacking dirty dishes.
Anna is conflicted. On one hand, this will ensure that the whole house's attention will be focussed on her and her alone. On the other hand it's dishes. So it's with a mixture of joy and sadness that she starts her punishment.
Two minutes later and no-one is watching Anna anymore, bar Jade and David. The housemates are imitating each others' walks. Gaelan has Michael's head down walk down pat.
By now, even Jade and David are bored and wander off. Queue whinging from Anna in 10, 9, 8....... At the end of the punishment, Anna pledges not to break anymore rules.
The housemates rehearse Swan Lake.
Katie decides to surprise Jamie with a romantic dinner by the pool to make up for ignoring him.
Jamie is pleased. 'I like this sort of stuff. You're so cute'. Rob likens them to Charlene and Scott from Neighbours.
Gaelan and Krystal are talking about Jamie and Katie. Gaelan reckons that Katie is driven by 'self doubt' which she shouldn't have because 'they are together because he's into her'. Well not literally. Katie is a virgin remember.
Katie recites a poem that she composed. I thought the housemates weren't allowed contact with the outside world so why is Katie reciting a poem that sounds like it's been penned by Bec Cartwright-Hewitt-McEnroe-Dr Karl Kennedy.
Who knows? Who cares?!
Come on BB. Make Jade do something totally nuts or something.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
I calculated tonight that, of the two hours tonight, only 50 minutes was actual footage of the housemates competing. The rest was filler and Bree screaming at the camera.
I even washed my hair and did a mean glycolic acid peel in the first half hour and didn't miss a thing. Sheesh Channel 10, when are you going to realise that the elongated filler is pure rubbish?
Oh sorry, there was one exception and that was Karen. She looks like she fought a tribe of cheetahs and lost all bouts except one where the cheetah died of natural causes and she just stole his pelt and wore it to the show.
She reckons she never tried very hard in the games because she was afraid to 'bust a boob'. She also threw a couple of rounds.
Mike gives her a Friday Night Lame Award for being so incompetent. It's a turd. Karen knows it's a turd because she spends alot of time in paddocks.
Anyway back to the games.
Tonight is Rock Star night. The housemates are dressed up as rockstars, complete with makeup. Jamie looks a dead ringer for his dad in the movie 'To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar'.
Round 1 is an individual game. The housemates are given plastic blow up guitars. When the music starts they must dance and rock to it. When the music stops, they must stop, turn around, run down a slippery ramp, across a slippery slide and stand on a record. Of course, there aren't enough records for housemates.
The music starts and the only person really putting in effort is Katie is who is rocking like the whole world has stopped. David is knocked out first by virtue of not trying very hard. Next is Anna who has a little pushing match with Jade. In the end, Anna is knocked out because, although she was on the record first, she was kneeling and not standing.
If I were Jade, I'd be watching my back. No harm done though because Jade is next out. Danielle, Krystal, Rob and Camilla follow them to the losers bench.
It's the end of Round 1 and the losers bench is full of gays and girls.
The remaining contestants are divided into two teams of four: Jamie, Claire, Jamie and John vs Ashley, Michael, Dino and Gaelan.
Round 2 is called Stage Dive. One team stands on a small platform with their instruments. The other team are holding four ropes all of which make the platform unsteady. The game starts with one person pulling the rope. At thirty second intervals, another person can start pulling their rope, thus making the platform more unsteady. And then another and another until all for ropes are being pulled.
The team on the platform must try to hang on. The team who can hang on the longest wins.
Ashley's team goes first and do well however this is more because Katie's team were crap at pulling. Eventually Gaelan gets knocked off and the other three fall in quick succession. They lasted 2.30 minutes.
Katie's team is up and, within three seconds, Jamie, Claire and Katie are off the platform. It's up to John. If there was an award for tenacity, then Little John would win it. And if there was an award for unnecessary aggression, it's Michael. What is wrong with this guy? Is his manhood that small? I bet he drives a girls car.
John holds on gallantly for 2 minutes before falling off. Ashley's team is through to the next round.
Round 3 involves contestants throwing a television through a window and onto a giant bullseye with a pool in the middle. Each contestant gets two throws each. The two contestants with the highest score go through to the second round.
Dino, Ashley and Gaelan all score 3 in the first round. Michael, ever the tactician and cleverest amongst the housemates, tries a little too hard and throws a 1. We all cheer.
On the second throw, Dino, Ashley and Michael all throw a 3. Gaelan gets a bullseye.
Michael is out of the running. Dino and Ashley have to go to sudden death which Dino wins.
Round 4 is rock star shopping. On a table are objects. On a board set about 10 metres away, are names of bands with words missing. Contestants must take a prop, put it next to the relevant band name and shout out the name. The person who can do all 10 in the fastest time wins.
Dino goes first. He doesn't seem to know much as he didn't even know who Hot Chocolate were. His time is 4.43minutes.
Gaelan isn't much better. For someone who professes a love of rock music, he doesn't know who White Snake are. Seriously, Gaelan is only 4 years younger than me and I know who White Snake are.
As poor as his effort is, it's not as poor as Dino's. Gaelan scores 3.15minutes and wins FNL. Krystal is first up to congratulate him, hopeful of getting a stint in the rewards room.
Gaelan does pick Krystal. He reasons that she won't be in the house much longer and deserves to have a shot. He plays to 'give her a good night'. Thousand of little boys with no girlfriends hope you do give her a good night. They and their overworked right hands will thank you for it.
It's time for the world first. Gaelan and Krystal will be leaving the house to go to Tiger Island for dinner. Yep, that's it. And it's not a world first. Gemma Gawned left the house in the first series. Bree left the house and came back. Marty and Jess left the house. And wasn't there a chick in an earlier series who cracked it and left and came back?
Yep, so no world first here. Just another variation of an old theme. Bad BB.
Day 30 - 21st May
Krystal and Gaelan are back from Tiger Island. They immediately go out to see the other housemates. I suspect they have taken drinks from the rewards room, which is against the rules, but it seems even BB needs a bog break.
A universal truth in life is that the world revolves around Anna and so, she is annoyed and curious as to why Gaelan did not pick her to go into the Rewards Room. Apparently Gaelan finds Krystal hotter. Anna accepts this explanation but, if I know Anna well enough, this won't be the end of it. She will sulk about this to the grave or at least until something happens that makes her the centre of attention again.
Krystal is getting tarted up in the bedroom for her night in the rewards room. Either there is another surprise involving Krystal pimping for toilet rolls for the house or she's looking to score. Any kind of deep breath and her upper lady bits will become a matter of public record.
Krystal wants to know why she is in the Rewards Room instead of Camilla or Anna. Gaelan says 'Because I prefer you. Anna is really like babysitting'.
Anna has burnt herself with oil and is screaming at Camilla for expressing concern about her. Camilla tries to smooth things over but fails. Luckily there are no firearms in the house.
Katie tries to calm Anna down but she storms off into the bathroom. Anna relates that Camilla was being a pest and not trying to help.
Camilla is telling David and Rob her side of the story. The way Camilla tells it, she was offering assistance when she got a moment to pry herself away from writing letters to African orphans.
'Dear Akunabi, I wish you would stop correcting me. Australia is in the Specific Ocean not the Pacific Ocean. Don't you know anything about geology? Fark me.... Mmmm. Anyway, you never answered my question about whether my butt was fat. We went out the other night to Smorgies and I ate so much food. Like it was all over my face.... Oh sorry, I forgot you don't eat much. Ooops. Did I tell you my fanny falls out of my pants alot? Love you lots. Gotta go. Byeeee'
Camilla doesn't like that David is not siding with her. 'She needs to clean her act up' says Camilla. David asks Camilla why not to have it out. Camilla says she will but we all know she won't.
Rob thinks Anna has the hots for Gaelan, hence the extreme behaviour. I'm with Rob here. Anna's reaction to Gaelan not liking her is either gross insecurity or gross jealousy.
In the rewards room, Krystal reckons that she needs a spoon. Krystal is trollied, resulting in her slurring her words and talking nonsense. Not much different to usual I might add.
The following morning, David, Gaelan and Dino are talking. David and Dino want to know what happened in the Rewards Room. 'Dunno if I want to go through with it. We'll always have Tiger Island'.
Anna is woken up by BB to clean the windows in the lounge room. This is going to be good. She storms across to the washing buckets where clothes are soaking. She asks no-one in particular to remove them but, surprisingly gets no response.
Jamie comes to see her and asks her if she's ok. She starts to cry. She tells him she doesn't want to be in the house anymore. Jamie tells her that he wants her around.
'I can't get away from anything here' she whinges.
Jamie says that everyone wants to leave at some point but that you get over it. He wisely advises that the people who are pissing her off are probably pissing everybody off.
Camilla is in the diary room. She wants to be the narrator at the Swan Lake production, rather than Michael, as she had been practising the role all week. BB says it will be up to the housemates to vote.
Camilla informs the housemates. The news does not go down well with Anna who argues that Michael doesn't know any of the moves. As a result, the housemates vote to keep Michael as the narrator.
Dino though, stirring the pot, reckons that Michael is smart enough to pick up the moves and so it's no issue if Camilla wants to be the narrator. It's decided that Camilla is now the narrator.
Anna is stoney faced, resulting in Camilla asking why she makes her 'feel uncomfortable'.
Anna screams 'Don't talk to me Camilla'. The housemates feel uncomfortable but don't actually do anything about it.
'You're so revolting to me' says Camilla.
Anna is lying face down on the bed with Michael. She thinks she's just having a bad day. 'This place drives you crazy' says Michael.
Queen Dino is in the diary room. He reckons the conflict is 'entertainment value'. He likens Camilla and Anna to 'two old cats in an alleyway'.He finds it 'fun to watch'.
Danielle, Claire and Rob are talking about the collapse of the friendship of Anna and Camilla. '[Anna] goes over the top. Why does everyone else in the house have to tiptoe around her moods' says Rob of Anna.
Jade and Michael are arguing about the meaning of presumption. He tells her 'you're using the word in the wrong manner'. Jade gets narky but refuses to explain what she means, saying Michael isn't worth it.
Dino, John and Michael are talking about Jade and her pesting ways. Michael says he likes her because she's different. Dino reckons that the house 'doesn't need her'. Queen Dino obviously likes women who are seen and not heard.
He says that '9 out of 10 men out there would find her not attractive'. Maybe Dino, but did you know that 10 out of 10 women don't like mysoginistic arsewipes with an inflated sense of self? I reckon Jade's odds are better somehow.
Jade wonders how people perceive her. She reckons she has 'alot of energy'. I reckon her farts probably rival Ashley's in sound and smell.
It's time for the final performance of Swan Lake. The housemates are dressed in their costumes. The Prince is played by Gaelan. The Princess is Anna. Jamie does the 'mince' acting range extraordinarily well.
It's time for BB's verdict. 'You have passed this week's task'.
Rob and David are on the bikes in the gym still wearing their tutus. It's the 'Tour de ***' they announce.
Jade and Claire are in the kitchen. Jade finds Michael attractive but reckons the way he is acting is a turn off. Claire is not really interested and doesn't contribute much. It's a mute point though. Jade doesn't want a conversation. She wants an audience.
Danielle 'can't be stuffed' about anything. Anna wants to leave the house as she doesn't want to be angry anymore.
Jade is leaning on Michael's shoulder in the kitchen. David wants to know what is going on. Jade reckons she 'is more cosy than [Michael]'.
Michael reckons that Jade is getting misled about there being something between them. He calls her to the dining room to talk things out. 'I'm very flattered. I am a big supporter of you in the house'. He's not very clear but Jade gets the message that he's not interested.
Jade says she wants affection. He says that if he didn't care, he would bitch about her. Well, given that he has bitched about her, can we assume that Michael doesn't care?
So so ends tonight's daily show. No mention tonight of Krystal making a fool of herself in the Rewards Room. Can anyone say selective editing? Last year, Michelle effectively signed her eviction papers by mucking about. BB obviously doesn't want to lose its cash cow in Krystal and her norks and, so, has picked another target for eviction in Anna.
Gretel opens the show with the news that there will be a new Insider in the house.
But before that, we go through each nominee's week in the house.
Anna reckons she's had a few fights in the house this week. Camilla reckons that 'Anna has irritated her'. Michael talks about her filthy mouth. Anna though thinks there's alot more to see.
Ashley is next. Ash has laid low this week. Claire believes that Ash follows Gaelan everywhere. Jamie reckons he can't 'converse' with Ash. Jamie doesn't know how to talk about farts enough.
In the diary room, Ashley is looking tidy and clean. I still think he's smuggled doobies in though. He's laughing at nothing in particular.
Camilla reckons she was nominated because she's 'irritating people'.Camilla makes Anna angry. John states that Camilla is changing for the better.
In the diary room, Camilla has her legs mercifully closed. Her face seems to have recovered also. She reckons having new people has 'brought out the best in me'.
David reckons he's been nominated because he's hung back from the house. Jamie thinkd David is an observer rather than a participant. The housemates all agree though that, now that Rob is there, he's happier.
In the diary room, David says 'it's been absolutely brilliant' to have Rob in the house.
At this point, is it just me or is BB really wanting Anna to leave tonight? So far, every housemate has had footage of them wanting to stay etc but any shot of Anna is negative.
Tut tut. Selective and obvious editing BB. Why don't you just tell us who to evict?
It's time for Krystal. Jamie thinks that Krystal is 'really sweet, really kind' but wonders how 'honest she is'. Michael reckons 'she's plain boring'. Gaelan says she's 'vain'. Nothing about her night in the rewards room.
In the diary room, she's persisting with that beehive. Gretel asks if there are more facets to her personality to see. She says yes.
It's time to talk to the friends / families of the evictees.
Laura, Camilla's best friend, says that Camilla is loud IRL. Thanks for that.
Daniella, Krystal's best friend, reckons that Krystal likes Gaelan. She mentions how drunk Krystal was on Friday night but Gretel quickly moves the conversation along.
Katrina, Anna's little sister, reckons Anna is awesome. She says she likes to fight alot at home and that that's just a part of her nature.
Jake is a friend of David. Gretel asks him if he's gay. Jake appears offended. But he ploughs on saying that David is finally showing himself.
We don't talk to Ashley's mate, presumably because he has nothing to say.
It's time for Gretel to announce the evictee. It's time to go... Anna.
Surprise surprise. Even the awesome strength of Anna's personality could not match the power of BB selective editing.
While we are waiting for Anna to leave the house, it's time to reveal the three contenders for the Insider role. They are Claire, Jade and David. I vote Claire just for the sheer incompetence that will ensue. Not that Claire is stupid but because she just seems so nice. She'd be hopeless AND it would be funny to watch.
Anna is on the couch and talking to Gretel. They go through the nominations. She thinks that Krystal, Camilla and 'someone else I annoyed' nominated her. Well that's the whole house then so she's not narrowing things down at all.
She's surprised then to see Claire and Gaelan nominate her. She finds out that she got 25% of the merged vote.
It's time to see her reaction to the revelation of Michael as the Insider. We see how Michael's deception raised issues about her own father. She talks about how much she misses her dad. It's a side to Anna we haven't seen and it's a shame we didn't see it before the eviction.
Gretel tells Anna that BB has selected David, Claire and Jade as contenders for the insider. She's not sure how any of them would cope.
Gretel asks how people normally react to her. She says girls don't normally like her but that the BB house was different. Sort of. We see her conflict with the girls in the house. It's nothing we haven't seen before but I think it's worth mentioning the best line in the BB house ever. 'GAME ON MOLES'.
Footage of Anna mucking around with the boys. John says Anna is the 'best looking female in the house'. Ashley reckons she's a 'hot chick'.
It's clear from the footage that Anna has played this game honestly. She's been herself even it's difficult / annoying / exasperating / hilarious to watch. Unlike a certain other person with huge t*ts where nothing is real. How she survived and Anna walked is lost on me.
It's time for the Top 10 Questions.
1) Worst thing: Food
2) Miss the most: Girlfriends
3) Favourite person: Katie
4) Least favourite: Karen
5) Most annoying habit: Krystal and the makeup
6) Funniest: Katie
7) Playing the game: Gaelan. He's being too nice.
8) Best thing: Eviction show (presumably because Anna is the centre of attention)
9) Out next week: Krystal
10) Who do you want to win: Katie
Audience question: What thoughts went through your mind finding out Camilla nominated you? She thinks Camilla contradicted herself by b*tching about everyone else.
It's time for the prizes. Anna gets phones, a scooter, $2000 cash and a holiday. Obviously, BB have ramped up the prizes. And surely Anna deserves good prizes for all the entertainment value she offered.
Before we close, it's time to announce the new Insider. That person is: Jade. Well, she's just as annoying as Michael so I guess this could be a good thing.
Day 31 - 22nd May
Danielle is talking to David about how hard work Camilla is. 'It takes me two days' to get a message across says David, alluding to the fact that Camilla doesn't listen well.
Rob talks about 'votes to save' with David. He is immediately called into the diary room to front up to BB for talking about the outside world. He is awarded a strike. He apologises.
2pts: John - 'sits on the fence'.
1pt: Jamie - 'speaks over others'. He reckons Jamie is unfocussed but can't remember what happened in the conversation where he confronted Jamie over being unfocussed.
Jamie - 2pts: David - 'believes he has a higher set of morals'. He feels that David lords his maturity over people.
Katie - 1pt: David - 'too serious'. Katie talks even less sense here. She gets a nomination point against her thanks to not being able to nominate properly.
John - 2pts: David - 'too serious and sensitive'.
It's time for the first nomination announcement. The housemates up for eviction this week are: Michael, Camilla, David.
The question is, who will Gaelan rescue? He chooses to take three points off David because he nominated Michael and Camilla.
The nominations have changed. The housemates up for eviction for eviction this week are: Michael, Camilla, John.
Day 37 - 28th May
Tonight's Australian first is a lie detector test. Housemates must answer 'yes' or 'no' to BB's questions. BB will then later reveal the results to the house.
* He lies and says he's the most attractive male housemate but doesn't believe he is.
* He lies when asked if he's lied in the house.
* He regrets revealing certain information to his housemates.
* He admits to having a romantic relationship outside the BB house.
Rob is worried about Camilla leaving on Sunday. Camilla talks about how she trusts David completely and would defend David against any household bitching.
Camilla is curious as to why Dino spent so much time with her last week. She thinks that Dino tried to be friendly with her in order to avoid her nominating him.
Dino is honest and admits that he hung around with Camilla for a bet.
She is annoyed that people laughed at her behind her back and that it was a 'horrible thing to do'. Dino doesn't care.
She confronts David about why he didn't tell her about the bet Dino made. David tries to justify himself. She says that she doesn't mind the bet itself, but that she is hurt that no one told her.
Hiding under the covers, she starts to cry. 'There's no-one I can trust in this place and that's not right' she sobs to Rob.
Michael was evicted.
Day 38 - BIG BROTHER 29/05/2006
Day 46 to 54
Extracts from: http://www.behindbigbrother.com/recaps.php
7:34pm: The weekly family dinner is upon us again. Jamie reads the next question, "Are housemates becoming too picky about how food is prepared in the house?" Camilla says that everyone has been having a go at her because she wanted to make some chick pea patties earlier. Camilla tells them all that they were making her life a bit difficult. David takes offence to this, saying he has been looking forward to the patties since he got here. Camilla says she was just making a joke. David goes further saying that he felt that the finger was being pointed at him, but he says he's not going to mention anything more about it. Other housemates feel a bit of tension in the air, and try to calm everyone down with Katie saying that the chef likes preparing meals and to put in your request to him. David continues however. He says he wants a vote on whether the majority of housemates should wait till the others have finished their daily meals before clearing the table. Jamie agrees with this, saying it must just be the way they were raised. He says if the vote doesn't go the way they want, Dave and he can have lunch together everyday. The vote goes ahead, and it's decided that all housemates should try to wait till everyone is finished before clearing the table. As they "clear the table", Katie tells David that he's just too polite.
8:41pm: Jamie and David are in the gym. Jamie is worried as Katie just told him that he is too polite sometimes. Jamie goes onto say that if he bought his girlfriend home for dinner one night he expects the person to be polite at the table. David completely agrees.
In the bedroom Rob and Dave are talking. Rob wonders what he can do, or stop doing to prevent being nominated. Dave thinks that bitching is not always needed, but he should try to minimise it. Rob says thanks. Rob tells him he is beyond his years in this house. Dave knows, but says he would be friends with himself. Dave asks if he would be friends with himself. Rob says that he would be wary.
9.27am - David is leading the aerobics this morning. Some of the moves include "sheer the sheep", "milk the cow" and "lay the egg". Again Ashley is jumping around for amusement, and needs to be brought into line by David. Its not long before the housemates are exhausted, and David leads them through some breathing before wishing Danielle happy 19th birthday.
Later in the night Camilla and David continue their tiff about whether its right to stockpile food. They exchange bickering.
David: If you're sick and tired of polite people, I'm sick and tired of being polite.
Camilla says David was the one who started it. Claire reminds them who is housekeeper tonight (Krystal).
David tells John he's an admirable gentleman about the Danielle issue. After John leaves the living room, David tells Danielle that John is very attracted to her - and he's a gentleman - he chose the best possible path for all of you.
Danielle: With all due respect I'm nobody's lunch... nobody's lunch.
David: Good on you
Danielle: Thanks Dave
(Later Danielle in Punish Room) The blind to the punishment room opens and John says its really harsh. Rob jumps up at the glass and starts yelling "look! they're dentures!". He's obviously drunk. Jamie, David, Camilla and Rob go to the diary room to ask if they can take Danielle's place so she can have her birthday with her friends. BB says that Danielle broke the rules, it wouldn't be fair if they swapped.
11.41pm - Danielle continues. David is annoyed Rob didn't support their cause to take Danielle's place, and lets his thoughts known to Rob in the bedroom. Rob says David has a habit of digging his own grave and he was there to stop it, and he doesn't want David blowing off hot steam at everyone. David says he was making them feel bad that Rob was belittling his cause. Rob says Danielle can look back and have a giggle about it.
Rob: Was what I did wrong?
David: Unequivably, from my point of view, it was wrong.
Rob: Ok we'll just leave it like that then
David: Well I'm going to say to you, please, if I'm going into the diary room and you don.t agree with what.s being said, just don.t agree with it so loudly.
Rob: You can do whatever you want darling, I'll let you be when you go anywhere near the diary room.
David: Thank you.
Rob goes into the bathroom. David is left on his own and looks a bit flustered. Danielle seems not too bothered about her punishment, telling her "darling" dentures to have a bath.
Later in the bedroom Rob talks to Camilla about what happened earlier:
Rob: It's a 19 year old's birthday in the Big Brother house. She's not going up for capital punishment. She'll have a laugh and a giggle about it later. And if Big Brother wants to negotiate he would only be belittling himself and his authority, and if it was outside of the house the law would dictate the same. Respect the fact that rules and regulations have been put into place. Mother Teresa (David) wants to go and make a big heroic thing out of it. I'm not going to sit back and do nothing and then wait till be voted to come in... but when you offer your own reputation for some one else's purely for the good heartedness of it, you'll end up in life being chewed up and spat out.
Camilla says its like David does it out of martyrdom.
Big Brother releases Danielle from the punishment room. She says she was quite proud of her scrubbing job.
Camilla and Rob continue: Camilla used to love David but now she is annoyed by him. Rob says he's being a bitch and David is making him feel bad for it. Rob adds that David is trying to be the Mother Teresa for the gay world, but it.s not going to happen - "he can't save the world". Camilla agrees.
12.53pm - Camilla and Katie are in the bedroom. Katie explains she is worried about nominations - she thinks she will be up this week. "Oh well... nothing you can do". The two of them lie together and Camilla has noticed the house is getting smaller but there are groups forming. Camilla and David have drifted apart and Rob has taken his place. She feels she can't vent with David anymore because he struggles trying to see her point of view. Rob joins the girls on the bed. Camilla thinks there are people in the house she can't live with. Rob jokes she can't live with that girl Katie - well maybe not so jokingly - he says her mess is driving him mad. Katie acknowledges she is quite messy. Rob asks her to dress up a little more in the house. Katie totally agrees she has to nip this in the ass - "no mess, no mess!".
Outside Jamie says he's getting very stressed in the house. Krystal and John don't think so - they see the Big Brother house as a holiday.
Camilla and David are cleaning up in the bathroom. Ashley has been irritating David big time because of his antics which result in breakages. He also thinks Ashley is hypocritical because he complains about childishness but then does it himself. David will definitely talk to both Ashley and Katie about this problem.
3.19pm - The boys are playing cricket in the backyard with makeshift items such as a pillow and ornamental ball. Camilla and David have been told to cut the grass in the backyard with nail clippers as punishment for Camilla helping David with his cleaning task (only he may do it). They comment to each other they are concerned about where the makeshift cricket ball is going to end up. Just as they say this the ball is hit very close to them, and they duck down. Jamie comes over and they tell him they are worried about the ball. David is more confronting - he asks why Jamie keeps on going with his antics which keep breaking things in the house. He has struggled to understand why the boys have no respect for property and just keep going with it. David says it.s something you can get away with when you are a child because you don't understand the value of property, but the housemates are old enough now to comprehend it.
Jamie asks if this is a personal thing - but David replies he's asking Jamie now because Jamie is right in front of him. Jamie says there is a risk factor, and the factor makes it funny. Jamie doesn't see the risk being too great in the Big Brother house.
Ashley goes outside and is upset David didn't take the points off himself. This is because Ashley nominated David for 1 point. Gaelan comes over and tells Ashley that David just wants to leave the house. Ashley is obviously upset, and gets teary-eyed. "Words couldn't express how much gratitude I have for him... I feel like a dog". Ashley goes back inside and thanks David again, but wonders why David did what he did. David says he will find out when he eventually leaves the house; they can't talk about it now.
Katie and Jamie are in the bathroom. Katie says she doesn't really have a problem with being nominated but can't look the other housemates in the eye any more. Jamie doesn't know what to think, he is obviously disappointed about being nominated.
8.41pm - Jamie, Katie and John are in the spa. Jamie is very annoyed and says that Camilla Rob and David are grouping together and are the main cause of them being nominated. John says at this point of the game it.s easy to vote strategically. Katie says she knows exactly her reasons for being nominated - her messiness and she just isn't fitting in at the moment. Katie says there are two sides going on in the house now. Jamie says he's tried to get along with Rob but it just doesn't happen. He says Rob's character is very sneaky and a bitchy person. Jamie knows Rob nominated him because Rob couldn't look at him afterwards.
Jamie says there are three groups - them, the girls and the gays. The girls and the gays have banded together according to Jamie to vote out their group. John was suss about Claire. Big Brother calls all three of them to the diary room. Meanwhile in the sauna Gaelan and Ashley wonder why they are getting in trouble. To pass the time they start air guitaring and banging the water bucket as a drum.
11.59pm - David asks Katie and Jamie about their nominations. They both thought they'd be up. Jamie says Gaelan and Ashley have sorta been off on their own and if there are people in their group people would have picked on it would have been Jamie and Katie. Katie begins talking about how she thinks she was nominated because of her uncleanliness. Big Brother interrupts and fines Katie for discussing possible nomination reasons.
Katie: Drilled, so drilled! This has been a great night.
BB then fines Jamie. He doesn't seem to care. Katie recaps: a nomination, a strike and a $5000 fine each in one night.
Katie: This has been the best night of my life!
Gaelan comments in the bedroom the couple must be taking their nomination pretty harsh and spiteful if these strikes and fines are happening. Claire says it shows the lack of maturity levels.
David: Cheeky little bastards.
Rob and David are having a chat in the bedroom. Rob asks how long David expects to be in the house. David doesn't know. Rob is saying his five weeks in the house feel like forever - every single minute is chewing him up. David knows what he's talking about, and wonders if he'll leave a hole in the house. Rob says he definitely will. Rob thinks everyone would get uptight. David is starting to think he really doesn't want to go this week. Rob says he should have thought of that earlier (when he took 3 points of Ashley). David says it wouldn't have changed anything if he took the points off himself.
Katie and Ashley are playing a game in the living room where Katie has to "catch" a purple dot on Ashley's boardshorts. They scream and laugh.
David says to Rob he would really like some peace and quiet around the house, but doesn't think it.s possible. While the discussion happens Katie and Ashley run around the bathroom. When they are gone David says it would be really good if Katie left the house - people would change. They are all saying she's a cool chick but they think it would be for the better if she left. Katie and Ashley finally finish their game and apologise to the boys lying in bed for the noise.
Meanwhile the nominated couple are in the sauna. Jamie says he wants to spend lots of time with Katie - if one of them is going does he make it less hard and spend less time with her or does he go all out and hang out with her all the time?
David and Camilla are in the sauna talking about the nominated couple. David says he can't understand them at all. Camilla thought she'd have to comfort Katie today, but didn't. She stands up for what she believes - she is against their behaviour. David wonders why people aren't saying what they think. Camilla says it.s because of Katie - she has proven herself unapproachable, and did have a strong social force behind her in the house, in the past. David says he's much older, but Jamie and Katie have each other so they have an advantage in the house. Camilla says she continues to speak her mind not because she's causing confrontation because she speaks what she believes.
6.12pm - The housemates have a jumprope outside with the garden hose. David runs through it without jumping, provoking lots of yelling from the other housemates.
Day 55 to 62
Extracts from: http://www.behindbigbrother.com/recaps.php
David comes to the diary room. He says there is a sick little side of him that is thinking he knows two really deserving people to go into the rewards room and didn't want Jamie and Katie to go into the rewards room.
10.01pm - John and Claire eat and chat. Claire says she's really comfortable with John and Krystal in the house. However if she needs to have a talk she will go to David, because he always has a story to tell. She can always laugh with Rob, he's hilarious.
6.24pm - Big Brother has given the housemates animal costumes.
John is a crocodile
Day 58 Uplate
11:48pm: David is talking to Claire, Jamie there as well. They seem to be talking about a hotel.
Day 59 Uplate
11:38pm: Krystal and Jamie are chatting outside. Dave comes out and they change the topic back to the moths. Krystal wonders when the rain will stop. Dave hopes his farm got this for two straight days. It really is coming down. Krystal says they can always get buffed in the gym. Krystal wonders if Dave will ever cut his hair. Dave says he likes it long, but it'll eventually get cut. Krystal thinks it would look great short, but she says she loves it long too. Krystal says that Katie would've been on Rove tonight. Jamie says that some of the questions would be about him, and he says he finds it weird. Dave reckons Katie will be asked heaps about her wanting her first time to be with Jamie.
11:53pm: Jamie and Dave are still outside. Krystal is still there too. Dave is saying that in every situation in life when you're getting pissed off at something, everyone has to let off steam to somebody else. In here, it looks like bitching Dave says. Krystal says that if someone close to her does something big that pisses her off, she'll forgive them, but it will never be forgotten. She says that in here the slightest thing gets way out of control. Rob says that he has been into BB to request something, and offered to sleep somewhere else, but BB was saying no all along. Uplate update, then back outside. Dave says that everyone in the house has been through heaps. Jamie says that being nominated now isn't a problem, he's over that. He also says he wants to stay.
12:10am: Jamie says that he thinks Camilla looks for controversy. He thinks Krystal doesn't really strive to get into battles. Jamie tells him that he is always evaluating his contribution to the group. Dave asks what he thinks about Rob, but Rob comes out at that moment. Dave wonders if Rob is tired, he says he is. Jamie is worried he's getting a slight off white patch on his legs or something. Rob says he should moisturise. Jamie says he will. Jamie says that this week he hasn't had Katie to run off and sulk this week. Dave says that he thinks Jamie that yesterday and today have been must better than the previous week where he thought he was really down. Jamie says that a lot of stuff was going through his mind last week, and he says that Dave did it so well last week.
12:24am: Jamie is saying that he can't talk to one of the girls in the house. I don't know who he is talking about. Dave says that if everyone took that view the place would be in a bad 'place'. Jamie understands, but says that his positive side tells him that he can always counter an argument, prime example talking to Rob tonight. Jamie says he almost had a breakdown last week, and was over the whole BB experience. Dave says it was frustrating that he couldn't talk to Jamie about it last week because of his moods. Claire says goodnight to the boys. Dave says that last week he felt like he lost a mate last week. Dave says everyone acts in a certain way, and he felt as if he had done something to piss Jamie off, and of course he realises now that it wasn't him. Dave says the thing that hurt him was that Jamie was only concerned completely about himself last week. Jamie agrees completely. Dave says last week he thought heaps of people had stopped talking to because they all thought that he was a goner. Dave says last week he was making massive issues out of nothing. Jamie says it's a great relief to get things off his chest tonight. Comm break.
12:43am: Jamie loves doing stupid shit in front of people, being a class clown type of thing. He says he would love to be a TV presenter, he thinks he would be quick on his feet with lines, comebacks etc. Jamie says that he was glad he was out in the last round for FNL. Dave says that Office FNL theme he was the same, he was totally worried about the stand up comedy part of FNL. Dave says he would never do something like that out in the real world. We head inside to Gaelan, John and Ashley. They are discussing the different jobs in the house, especially the dishes. They say many have complained about the dishes. John says Tilli hated it. He says that Dino gave Elise the housekeeper job so she had to get up early. They all have a laugh. We cut to Rob who seems to be sleeping on the floor for some reason. Back out to the couch. John says that double they all knew Jade would be one of the ones evicted, but otherwise it was wide open. John thought he might be gone. He says that when he was up with Michael and Karen he wasn't too worried. Comm break.
12:59am: Dave has come into chat with Gaelan and Ashley. Dave is talking about climbing a mountain so he could see the entire country. No idea what country he is talking about. John says that it's great because you can see the barriers at the borders of the country. Dave says this countries biggest export is dentures. John and Dave talk about some country flags. They seem to be discussing Angola, I have no idea. Dave just keeps talking about his travels. He says he joked with someone checking his passport over the Australia/Austria joke.
1:15am: Jamie says goodnight to the small bedroom. He heads back out to the living room. Dave is still chatting to the other guys. John says he left Venice after 6 hours and was upset about that. He names heaps of places he didn't go to, and then says he left his passport behind somewhere and was denied entry and had to smuggle a train back to where his passport was. John tells a story how he got 400 Euro's out of the wall at the train station and these guys came along and he was convinced he'd be robbed, but there was one nice guy in their group and he was fine. He says he eventually got back his passport and continued his travelling. Dave talks for a bit about some country. He says he got to Poland and realised that everything was dearer than in Germany. Dave says that he could get a massive meal for $5 in Checz (not even gonna try to spell it).
1:30am: Dave is talking about catching a bus somewhere overseas. He says he travelled with some random guy. They wonder if he was gay, but he says he didn't know, but says he was hot. He had Visa issues in Latvia. Dave says he had no interest in Lithuania. Dave says he was over in Europe for 13 months, and $23,000 all up. He says he worked in Britain a bit as a landscape gardener. He says he had no idea what he was doing but he had 3 people working for him and he had to pave a huge area and put a pond in. He says that as soon as it rained it would've stuffed up completely. He says that he got heaps for doing it, but they soon realised he had no idea what he was doing. John says that all his mates just worked in pubs overseas. Gaelan says that trade jobs overseas are easy to get because they are all crap labourers over in Europe.
1:43am: Gaelan says that he's not too phased about drinking midweek. Jamie talks about a visit to the diary room with someone else and they tried to get more alcohol. Dave seems to have gone into the bedroom. Rob talks to him about how his mum always has gay jokes to tell him, but always is pissing herself laughing and gives away the punchline everytime. Dave wonders whether they have cameras in this room; saying sometimes he thinks they don't have that many. He says they must take them in and out at times. He reckons they would only have 3-4 cameras on the go at once. Rob, sleeping on the floor, says he never sleeps in anything under 4 stars. Rob says the girls are all in bed as per usual. Dave agrees, saying they are boring. They seem to be talking about beer now. Rob like Heineken. Dave likes Coopers. Gaelan comes in to get ready for bed. Dave says he really enjoys XXXX Gold. Gaelan climbs into bed.
1:55am: Back out to the couch. Dave has rejoined the other boys. John says "You see that guy who ate a bike?" He says they cut it into tiny pieces, but it was all metal and all that still. Dave wonders how. He says a Korean guy has eaten 2KG of nails as well. They realise that the lights are out, so they all decide it's bedtime. Most head to the bathroom to get ready for bed. Hardly anyone saying anything. Ashley is a bit concerned of a coldsore he has developed, and apologises that they'll be no kisses tonight for the boys.
Day 60 Uplate
11:21pm: Darren is talking to Claire, Rob, Gaelan and David. Claire tells Darren that before tonight there was only 3 girls in the house left. Dave wonders what Darren thinks of his hair. Ashley and John are also in this conversation. They talk about drugs a bit and most of it is beeped. We cut back to Darren, and we hear "This is Big Brother", but apparently no one else did because everyone keeps talking. Claire and Darren seem to be having a very nice chat about vegetairian diets. Darrren says he's a national geographic man. Claire says thats her dream as well, while she says Krystal is to be on a cover of a girl magazine. Claire says she wants to teach the average person about nature. Claire says that while she is happy to talk about nature etc at anytime with anyone who is willing and interested, but she won't preach to someone who is not interested.
11:33pm: Perry tries to let Lauren know who is single and who is taken. Camilla says she is the only female to have been in a female relationship. Lauren says she would go there but hasn't yet. Claire says that Lauren is in the same boat as her. Someone mentions spin the bottle! Dave says to Perry that he has no idea what way Darren swings. Lauren says that Rob looks really familar, and they finally get a place where both used to frequent. Rob says he used to love the nightclub, but it's gone all R&B now.
11:51pm: Lauren still talking to Rob about Wollongong. Over to Claire and Darren, Dave watches on as the lovefest continues. Darren can't believe that even Dave as a gay man isn't attracted to Claire at all. Dave says he finds her hot, Claire says she is fully attracted to Dave. Krystal comes over and Dave says "you just popped right out there." Darren then says that Krystal is smashed, and she says she is a bit. Krystal and Claire talk about who sleeps with who. Dave tries to get Darren up to speed with the bed situation. Apparently he was going to sleep with Rob, but now they want to change. Rob doesn't seem to happy with all this though. Darren says he doesn't know why he gets on so well with Dave, then says he is very accepting to everyone.
12:05am: Dave is telling Darren about Sheriff, his boyfriend. He says that his dad loved Sheriff. Dave tells Darren that his dad knew he was gay, but no one would say anything. Darren goes to the toilet. Dave says that Lauren might see some similaries between three of the guys who are 26 and her brother, who is 26. Dave says that Perry is the oldest housemate ever to enter BBAU. Lauren wants to know where Dave lives.
12:25am: Camilla, Krystal and Dave are talking about the different jobs they have in here. Dave says he is farmhand and he gets to wake someone up everyday. He explains that people can't volunteer. Camilla explains that Katie was farmhand once and asked John to get up only to be told to F off. John says he didn't realise he said it though. Back with Dave, Rob and Perry, they discuss who is sleeping with who. Perry wants Dave to sleep with her and Rob tonight, but Dave says he is with Claire. Claire and Perry look through the stuff that Perry bought into the house when she entered.
12:36am: Dave says to Lauren that when it rains he is always thinking about the farm. He says that this was going to be his big year farm wise, but he's in here. He says it'll still be there when he gets out though. He tells Lauren that he has 6 horses. Lauren says that her father was a miner so they used to move a lot. They lived in Adelaide, and then PNG. She says she did school via correspondence for a while over in PNG.
12:50am: Dave and Darren are talking in the kitchen. Darren says that Ash is the gentlemen of the house. Lauren and Darren get to know each other now.
1:19am: In the bedroom we are. Dave, Darren, Gaelan and John are talking. Dave teaches the boys about gay sex a bit. The boys wonder whether they should have a pillow fight tonight. Dave tells Darren that he is in the house now, and it's so surreal talking to Gretel. Dave says that Gretel was really nice to him, but was a bit cautious of Gaelan.
1:33am: Back in the 'boys' bedroom, otherwise known as the bigger one. Dave is showing Darren his farm via photos. Dave explains that they lost most of the ducks, but he still has one and it's not being given away. Dave says he is a bit of a hoarder. Darren says that his dad has crap round his house all the time. Darren tells Dave that he really likes Claire. They watch her for a bit. Darren says you can't like everyone in here. Darren wonders who Dave will hang out with outside the house. He says Camilla, Krystal, Jamie, Karen. Darren says he can't see much in Krystal. Darren says that he needs a relationship where he is constantly attracted to the person, even first things in the morning etc. Dave says that he thinks that BB has shown him to be a bit too inquisitive, but he says he can't sit in a house and just give one liners every minute of the day. He says he likes to spend an hour with someone just having an in depth conversation.
11.49pm - David has a letter from Big Brother. The rules have changed for tonight's truth or dare - it is now truth AND dare.. they must answer their own truths and take their own dares. Rob is very unhappy and shouts "no!".
David's dare was to tell each housemate four things you dislike about them.
To Darren he says:
1.22am - David asks Camilla if she thinks the three dislikes he said tonight were less harsh than his real dislikes. She does think so - she thinks he was just saying things to get through it. She thinks he has some more genuine dislikes that he hasn't made public. David comments he really dislikes Claire because she's vegetarian. Camilla repeats that she thinks Claire really should have just gone through with the dare and kissed Krystal.
11.18pm - Darren and David are in the hammocks. Darren can feel that Jamie and John don't like him, and he knows it. David asks how he would deal with it on the outside. Darren says on the outside he wouldn't be friends with them at all. He's only been in the house three days, they should get over it - "I beat them".
Darren asks David how the nominations work on Mondays, and David answers. Darren then asks about the three point twist - David explains the system, but also mentions he took three points off Ashley in the past. Big Brother annouces a $5000 fine. David says "what the hell!?". David says "Big Brother everyone knows it". He is called to the diary room. Inside David is awarded a strike. He doesn't look happy as Big Brother proceeds to tell him off.
Day 62 Uplate
10:57pm: Darren and Dave are talking at the kitchen table. Darren says he wishes he would have been in the house from the word go. Very strange looks between the two. Darren wants to go to the diary room. John and Jamie are wanting to go to the diary room to get more beer. Dave calls out to them that Darren is offering his virginity to get more beer.
Day 64 to 73
Extracts from: http://www.behindbigbrother.com/recaps.php
5.17pm - Darren and David are cooking and measuring ingredients. Perry comes in and tells them what the proportions should be. The phrase "six or one, twelve or nothing" turns the house into confusion... especially Darren who says it doesn't make sense.. and then tries to explain what it means. Perry doesn't want to hear it and they start yelling at each other. Perry tells Darren to behave.
10.43pm - Rob's goodbye message is playing. Rob says he learnt a lot from David and hopefully vice versa - he has been taught a very manly quality - to step up to the plate whenever there is a problem. Camilla has welcomed David in and taking him in and befriended him and loved him and put up with his moods. Rob will miss her and the way she ruffles feathers in the house.
Day 66 Uplate
11:42pm: Out at the spa. Jamie, John, David, Camilla and Ashley are there. Talking about farts. Lots of laughs. Jamie mentions a fart when Dino was still in the house. Housemates continue to mention the funniest moments they've had in the house. Dave says that Dani's 'walk' was quite funny. Ashley remembers that he got a fine for doing basically nothing once. Jamie remembers that and laughs as well. Camilla says she was laughing so much one night out the back with Dave, she actually wet herself. David says that Big Brother made him laugh heaps one day in the diary room asking to put a topic in the Wednesday dinner topics.
Camilla says that she thinks she doesn't start confrontations, but rather she bites. She says she doesn't really have anyone to fight with in here though. Dave wonders whether Perry makes her bite and perhaps Camilla doesn't want to take her on. Camilla says she is happy to take her on. Camilla takes a cold shower because she is so hot. Back outside now.
Day 72 Uplate
12:09am: Dave, Darren and Claire talking in the bedroom. Darren and Claire talking about an author of a book about Gorilla's. So exciting! And the chat keeps going and going. Dave, lying on Claire's bed, seems to have fallen asleep.
1:06am: Darren and Claire are still having the same, most boring conversation I've ever listened to. They are talking about birds now. Darren says that Claire is a pretty bird. Cut out to the spa. Camilla says that she could live with the people in the house for years. Jamie agrees. Camilla says that Dave and her agree that they could be best friends but never live together. They talk about Claire, and Camilla says she is so happy to have the 2 other girls who she actually really does like.
Dave wakes up kind of and rolls over to his side of the bed. Claire tries to get him to believe he had to go to the punishment room. He doesn't bite and falls back to sleep! Darren resumes his chat with Claire.
Day 73 Uplate
11:36pm: Perry is talking to Dave. Perry says he needs to accept himself for who he is.
12:07am: Darren and David are talking about Dave's farm. David says he has 2000 sheep. Darren wonders if that is big in the farming world. He says it's sizable. He says that he started with 70 and has grown it up. Dave explains how you can tell if an animal is sick. Talk about organic products now. Darren says it would be good to harvest kangaroos.
12:23am: David is talking about farming things, but Perry starts talking about cutting up chickens from a chicken shop before long. They talk about how you have to let chickens die and the blood drain out of them before cutting them up. They are talking about hot air balloons now. Jamie starts asking Dave questions about France and England and wars. Darren joins in a bit. They wonder when Pearl Harbour was after a bit.
Perry, David and Claire are in the kitchen. David admits that he is taking nominations harder than normal because he's upset that people haven't confronted him about what behaviours are disturbing them. Little does he know that the only behaviours people don't like are his maturity and wisdom ' not traits you really need to change in my opinion.
An argument resurfaces about David calling BB a game. Perry doesn't agree ' surprise, surprise ' and wants to read the rule book to ascertain whether it is a game. She decides she wants to hear other people's opinions and that 'I need to get my head around it'.
David asks her to listen to him because he's only figured out recently how the house works. Perry says she's listening but you know she's just listening in order to gather fuel for another cannon launch.
Jamie, Krystal and Camilla are in the bedroom. Jamie dislikes that David is focusing on the game. It's obvious that Jamie and Krystal become uncomfortable every time strategy is raised as a discussion point in the house. Maybe it's because those two are the biggest game players in there.
Krystal reckons that David should give Perry slack as she is struggling with being nominated. Krystal should shut up. Maybe she could have given Perry some slack by, er, I don't know, not nominating her perhaps'
Camilla ******* about David, saying that he's too caught up in the game. Camilla is turning out to be quite the big fat stupid turncoat face. She changes allegiances like the wind. As annoying as Perry is, at least she is out there as an ignorant bogan. Camilla's attacks are strategic and smack of passive aggressive behaviour (ie stirs the pot but then acts the victim when called on it ' 'it was just a joke').
Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Perry says 'I'm not going to play the game'. It's a comment where you pretend to be saying it to no-one, like a statement of intent, but you're still waiting for others' reactions. When she gets no reaction, she asks David 'Are you listening to me David''
She eventually decides to 'leave it in the hands of the universe'. I don't care where you leave it, Perry, so long as you shut the hell up.
Jamie is trying to help Camilla control her weight. He sets her a challenge that she must exercise until dinner is served. Rather than accept the challenge, she tells David to hurry up with cooking dinner.
After dinner, Camilla and David are talking in the bathroom. He says that he didn't appreciate her comments about hurrying up and that 'I took it a bit bad'. Camilla brushes him off with the usual, 'it was a joke, David' remark.
Camilla reckons that, had someone else made the same remark to her when she was shopper chef, she would not have gotten angry. Not strictly true, Cammy love. When you were shopper chef, you bitched and moaned all week about having to deal with different preferences. Don't pretend you were Mother Theresa.
David is rationally explaining to Camilla his feelings but Camilla, adopting a usual passive aggressive stance, says 'I'm going to walk away'. David persists and says he is tired of being nice to people.
He goes outside for some air. Later, Camilla approaches him and informs him that he suffers from 'anger deferral'. Correct assessment. This argument isn't about Camilla hurrying David up. That was just the trigger. But combine David with someone like Camilla who likes to launch the grenade but then step away and pretend it was nothing to do with her, and you are guaranteed to have fireworks.
David tells Camilla that he will continue to argue with her if she annoys him. She replies to 'bring it on' and that she doesn't like being threatened. But she's apparently content with being turkey slapped and is happy to have John and Ash back. Camilla is a big fat stupid hypocrite sometimes.
She walks off, accusing David of losing it and to 'get ******'. David seems devastated by the exchange, whilst Camilla walks into the bedroom, crying, but also laughing at what she told David. She seems almost proud of herself as she relates to Krystal and Jamie what happened.
And so, a new alliance is born ' Krystal, Jamie and Camilla. Could this spell the end for David' Who knows' At least Perry is quiet. And I think Claire is dead.
Perry then decides to go in for another shot. She accuses David of going on and on and then says he's playing the game. Make up your mind f***head. Last night you denied the game existed but now you're accusing someone of playing it.
'You are wrong' says David. He finds her accusation 'deeply offensive'. He hopes that she realises how bad she has made him feel. Not bloody likely David.
David is brimming with rage at being accused of playing the game. He tells her he is going to leave the house to prove that he's not playing the game. He storms into the diary room and tells BB he wants out.
11:28pm: David is in the diary room asking BB to leave. This was fueled by an argument with Perry in which David exclaimed he didn't want to play the game any longer and threw, or as Perry has stated, ripped off his microphone. Krystal is reassuring Perry and just talking over in the incident with her. Claire is sitting on the couch looking a bit stunned, saying she has never seen this side of David. Perry is saying that it's not in her character to make someone else look bad. Krystal says that she understands her intentions and not to worry. Krystal starts a made up song. Comm break.
11:33pm: Camilla and Darren are having a shower after a sauna. Jamie has entered the kitchen, but not saying much. Perry says that she hopes David is alright. Krystal says she feels for David but she seems not concerned at all that David might well be leaving. She thinks that the guy has born it on himself. Perry seems to agree. Krystal says that she would've taken the news that David thinks that she is playing the game had he told her on her own, and not at the table. Krystal wonders if anyone heard that fart, but they say they didn't. BB tells housemates that their are batteries in the dumbwaiter in the bedroom. No one heard it, so he does it again. Krystal seems very excited that they are getting batteries in a slightly different way. Housemates change their batteries. Comm break.
11:53pm: Jamie is talking about a girlfriend he used to have, and he starts talking about his first ever kiss with a girl. Mike cuts back in. We return to Perry saying she can't sleep. Krystal spirts out "I always wipe my bum no matter what". Perry and someone else are talking about David in the diary room and BB beeps it all out. She again says she is really worried about him. Camilla says that she thinks he's been sensitive the past couple of weeks. Comm break.
12:05am: Krystal and Camilla are chatting about nothing. Darren says he's not a big fan of Kettle chips. Almost everyone else sticks up for them. Perry repeats that she is concerned for David, and she is sad for him being sad. Perry says she didn't mean to get him worked up. She says she gave him the option of talking about it later, not immediately. Camilla says that he walked away from a convo with her yesterday. Camilla and Perry continue to talk about previous times Dave has had a weird reaction to something. Camilla says she is tired. Perry wants to go and talk to BB, but she can't. Comm break.
12:24am: Camilla is saying that Krystal got a conversation she has wanted to come out for a while to come out tonight, so she should forgo her right to seem a little sad. Krystal wonders what Gaelan is doing. Jamie reckons that Katie would be off doing little promo gigs. Jamie reckons she would still be doing that stuff, even though they say it's been a month (no way it's been a month!') Perry tries to get to sleep, and there are goodnight calls all round. Perry hopes that BB doesn't wake them up too early. Seems everyone is in bed. Jamie seems really awake humming, whistling and singing tunes out. Jamie still whistling. God that would be annoying. Comm break.
12:36am: Basically silence in the bedroom. Jamie says it's sleepy time. Darren tells Jamie that he just looked in the mirror. Jamie says he does it all the time! Jamie says he's going to sleep now. Silence. David is in the kitchen. Darren comes out, and he sees him. He wonders if he is alright. Darren tells him the lights are still on.
He goes into the bedroom. Perry gives him a hug. Dave says he really needs to go to the bathroom. Dave apologises. As Dave goes to the toilet and stays in the bathroom, Perry thanks the three of them (Cami, Jamie and Krystal) for their support today. Silence again. Comm break.