French shopping task
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 July 2008
The housemates have been set a French-themed shopping task. The contestants - who are currently split into two groups, with those on the Hell side of the house being forced to serve those on the Heaven side - were told to gather in the living room this afternoon (1pm) while Head of House Darnell went to the Diary Room to receive the challenge instructions from Big Brother.
Upon his return, Darnell said to the Hell housemates: "You guys got it pretty tough."
He explained there are four tasks split between the two sides. The heavenly housemates have to master the art of mime, taste wine and learn to appreciate French food.
In contrast, those in Hell have 30 hours in which to cycle 1,040km, the equivalent distance of Paris to Madrid.
Darnell picked Kathreya and Rex for the food task, Rachel and Dale to learn mime and Maysoon and Mohamed to try wine tasting.
However, the contestants immediately started to worry they had already failed as Maysoon does not drink.
Darnell said he would ask Big Brother if he could swap Maysoon and Dale around, but he was cut off by the announcement that the task room was open.
Earlier, the Hell housemates speculated the task would have a French theme after they were woken by French music.
The alarm - which also relates to the shopping task on Tuesdays - caused great confusion until Belinda identified the song, saying: "It's Edith Piaf. She's French. French revolution? Singing maybe?"
When the housemates in Heaven woke up, chef Rex became convinced the task would be food related.
He said: "That song is the soundtrack to the film 'Chocolat' and that film is all about food. If it's a food task, I'm running it."
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