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Day 1 ‘Rules are for fools’ task details
In order to teach housemates the importance of obeying Big...
Alec | Day -337

In order to teach housemates the importance of obeying Big Brothers rules, for this week’s shopping task, Big Brother has introduced some new rules to the Big Brother House.

Adam, Luke A and Luke S have been made wardens, their task is to monitor whether or not housemates break these rules.

It will be up to the wardens whether or not the Housemates pass this task. They must spot and correctly identify all rule breaks over the next two days.

The wardens will incur fails if they do not spot the rule breaks. They can also incur fails for handing out tickets unfairly.

The number of fails that the wardens are allowed to incur is inside an envelope in a glass case. This will be broken open to reveal the result at the end of the task. Whenever the wardens spot a Housemate breaking a rule, they must issue that Housemate with a ticket.

Any housemate that has been issued with two tickets will result in that housemate being sent to the punishment area.

Big Brother will reveal at the end of the task how many fails have been incurred.

The following rules are ongoing rules that the Housemates must abide by all day:

In the House:

  • Seat belts must be worn on the sofas.
  • Safety gear must be worn whilst eating and preparing food. Housemates must wear yellow chemical suits, black rubber gloves, safety goggles, and black and yellow wellies.
  • Housemates must eat using safety equipment: grabbing tools.
  • Housemates will only be allowed on the matted area leading to the Diary Room door if they forward roll.
  • Do Not Disrespect The Wardens – the wardens must judge whether or not the housemates are treating them with respect.
  • Beds are out of bounds – To stop the housemates lying around in bed all day the bed will be cordoned off and made out of bounds.


  • Safe Zone – All housemates must be within the safe zone when the alarm sounds. The safe zone is a platform just big enough to stand nine housemates.
  • Decontaminator – Housemates must ‘decontaminate’ after smoking or eating in a booth that blast housemates with foam and smoke.
  • Smoking Zone – Housemates must bounce on trampolines whilst smoking, dressed as giant cigarettes.
  • Safety equipment must be worn whilst swimming- If housemates wish to use the pool they must wear a life jacket, arm bands, rubber ring, swim hat and goggles.
  • Punishment Zone – housemates who are given two or more tickets by the wardens will be sent to the punishment zone to paint coal white, and then paint it black again.
  • No Ball Games – A sign will be next to a big pile of balls.

Day 1: Diary Room Tasks:

Big Brother asks one warden to accompany one housemate to the diary room. Inside the diary room they find a sign saying ‘do not ask questions’ and ‘obey Big Brother’. On the table in front of the chair there are three mystery boxes. The boxes each contain a missing microphone battery which Big Brother would like the Housemate to find. The boxes contain:

  • Dried insects/bugs, holly leaves and spider webbing
  • Tinned Lychees, Stinky Tofu and Slime
  • Chicken Feet and Slime

If housemates ask any questions in the diary room or refuse to do as Big Brother says they will be given a ticket by the warden.

Big Brother asks one warden to accompany one housemate to the diary room. Inside the diary room they will find a sign saying ‘do not say yes or no’ and ‘do not repeat yourself’. As you may have guessed, housemates must not say yes or no in the Diary Room.

Big Brother then bombards the housemate with questions that are tricky to not say yes or no to, e.g:

  • Are you enjoying this task?
  • Would you like to be evicted?
  • Do you wish you were a warden?
  • What is the opposite of Yes?
  • Did you just say no?

Shievonne Sandwich board

Shievonne is called to the diary room and given a sandwich board to wear which says ‘I must not talk with my hands’.

Employee of the week

As an added incentive to hand out tickets and punish the housemates, the wardens are offered the chance to win the ‘Employee of the Week’ award. The warden who hands out the most tickets on day one will get their photo in a special frame, and receive a £30 shopping voucher to spend on whatever they want.

The task will be active from Wake Up and will continue until tomorrow.

For continuous video and picture updates to this task, please click here.

We currently have 9 reactions. Have your say »
  1. yeahyeahyeah on 7:14pm July 11 '12

    haha! can’t wait to watch Shievonne struggle with that sandwich board! What a great task! :rofl:

  2. jennyjuniper on 8:40pm July 11 '12

    This could be good, depending on who the wardens are!

  3. Deena to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :star:

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  4. jennyjuniper on 10:37am July 12 '12

    Alec, why does the spell check point out an error, when the word is spelt correctly? An example is the word favour and I’ve just noticed ‘spelt’ has come up as being incorrect!! Is it an American spell check? I ask because it’s quite annoying when you know a word is correct to have those wiggly red lines coming up on the screen. :wondering:

  5. I don’t like most people epolmyed by public TV channels as their salary are legally granted from our pockets, well-knowing that what they produce has no market value, hence they have managed to enforce a payment scam by law further giving unfair competition to private TV channels and private incentives Some people say it is a remedy against corrupted and one-sided private TV-channels (guess where), I disagree, to me it is only a pillow the real remedy in such cases is to establish and enforce a proper broadcasting standard and a more open access to a larger number of ventures, which ensures/satisfies a diversity of opinion and taste.1. I mostly agree that all people should have access to news and maybe also to some quality documentaries (can be produced with the same news-substance much cheaper), but 80% of the time they are showing entertainment such as cartoons, talent-shows, reality-TV and a lot more that I think is unfair to force others to pay for. In Denmark we pay/get stolen approximately 300 euro every year and even throwing out our TV is not enough, the fact that you have a fast internet connection that includes a mobile connection makes the license impossible to avoid. This is legally encouraged theft and thieves naturally belong to the top of hated professions, just as well as drug dealers closely followed by some ruthless bankers.2. These money we could spend on something else, we could donate them to foreign aid (together that is a large sum of money), we could buy a budget weekend trip, spend it on dinners or in the club, we could just save them up or if we really liked those TV channels and thought it was so high quality as they claim it is, then we could pay for them at least we would have a choice.3. The most hated among these public TV people is those people without perspective and integrity who are paid to stalk and knock on people’s doors like some sort of gestapo-service to see if people are actually having a TV in their house. This exists because the TV channels claim it is not possible to measure who actually watch these channels or not which most people with the slightest understanding of modern technology know is not true. Just think about the costs of having these pirates running around in the cities. I am law-abiding and I pay my license in bitterness, just as well as if I don’t agree with the speed limits I still have to accept them and use my public opinion to change them.4. I am aware that some of you will say that national TV (public TV) channels exist in order to promote and create equal access to national culture and identity (enlightenment). If this is true then I find it amusing that national soccer games are not been shown in these public TV channels knowing how much soccer means to people and their affiliations or perhaps they just promote a selective and carefully chosen part of culture such as cooking, talent and gardening programs. 5. Of course BBC would never put their own people in the category of hated professions, but instead they blame it on politicians, who paradoxically are the reason why they still exist (maybe at arm’s length to a cultural department/ministry, but still), footballers, who are among the group of professional sportsmen with most fans and supporters, I seriously doubt how come they can be so hated and bus drivers who are taking on a very responsible job at some inconvenient working hours and at a very low pay.Sorry, I got a little caught up in explaining this, but I know there are many BBC supporters in here, so I would just like to explain more into detail why BBC (plus other public TV channels) is the best fit to its own list.

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