Hot intruders send the housemates into a spin, with the existing players forced to choose who they will invite in to the game based on one challenge and a boozy dinner party.
Elsewhere, Danny continues to throw his weight around and a potential romance may be brewing as the housemates succumb to their crippling boredom.
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It’s the day after Katie’s shock eviction and Danny’s epic blindside.
But while Danny has wasted no time bragging about his successful ploy to take down his enemy, he’s still no match for Ari, who has hoodwinked these bozos with such finesse it’s becoming quite scary.
Everyone is convinced he’s a wealthy 22-year-old tennis and rugby star who grew up in Nigeria with property in the snow and several successful investments.
Which, when you add it all up, is pretty ridiculous.
Laughing about his long running con, he tells Big Brother he’s actually from the country and not the old money Sydneysider he introduced himself as at all.
The mystery of Ari’s wealth has become a hot topic in the house, with Danny musing that he’s “probably an entrepreneur”.
Wealthy or not, he’s become a fount of wisdom, offering this biblical pearl for viewers to carry with them going forward: “Jesus once said the only way to cover up a bad personality is with a good outfit, so that’s why every day I dress to impress.”
I think it’s from the old testament.
Given the group has made it to the top ten, Big Brother announces they’ll be treated to a lavish dinner party complete with bottles of Passion Pop and a fine selection of goon.
The catch is they have to spend five hours sitting uncomfortably close to each other in a broken old boat that’s been dumped in the pool.
They complete the challenge and start readying themselves for the dinner party while Big Brother preps the intruders for their big entrance.
They’re told to position themselves under the table with their heads concealed by cloches, popping up to shock the housemates when they start to dig in.
We meet some twins, a guy with glasses, a blonde mum and two other guys.
(I only just learnt all the existing contestants’ names, give me a break).
Christina is instantly taken with one of the intruders. It’s understandable given she’s been cooped up for nearly a month, but we can’t help but feel a pang for Mitch.
This new guy doesn’t even have a mullet.
We start to get to know the new contestants as they settle in with the housemates.
Here’s what we’ve found out:
The twins speak in unison and wear matching outfits.
This guy loves the gym and has a son.
This guy has glasses and is known as a “savage” to his friends.
This lady is a stylist and claims she can read minds.
Christina’s new friend gives very little away other than the fact that he rides a motorbike and isn’t Mitch. We don’t trust him.
The newbies are given a challenge to secure their place in the house, with the unnecessarily convoluted rules rattled off as I gaze out the window and think about what to have for dinner.
Gym-loving dad wins and is invited into the game, with the remaining intruders forced to scramble to convince the others to let them stay as there are only four spots available.
Danny is keen on keeping the mind-reading mum. Others opt to save yellow T-shirt and glasses, purely because he’s nice and “doesn’t seem like a threat”.
No one wants to keep the hot twins and the guy who isn’t Mitch.
They all march off to the eviction zone and Sonia appears in a black blazer to stir up trouble. She means business tonight.
Sonia makes the mum cry over missing her kids and everyone rallies around to comfort her. It’s a tried-and-tested technique.
Danny gets his way and the mum is chosen to stay.
As for the remaining intruders, they’ll compete in another challenge to battle it out for the next two spots.
I guess this means I’ll have to learn their names.
Originally published as Surprise intruders rock Big Brother house