Mario's first BB task
The Tree of Temptation has set Mario his first task as the secret mole on the new series of 'Big Brother'
'Big Brother' has set Mario his first secret task.
The unemployed fashion designer - who was brought into the compound under the premise he would be Big Brother's secret mole - was brushing his teeth in the bathroom of the famous compound when the Tree of Temptation started talking to him through a chest of drawers.
The whispering woodwork told the 28-year-old Essex boy he must smuggle a beach ball and marker pen into his Mole Hole sleeping quarters, before inflating the sports accessory and writing an incriminating note about one of his housemates on it.
Mario must then hide the ball in the house garden ready for one of his fellow contestants to find.
The talking tree ended the conversation by telling the wannabe winner his furry mole costume - which Big Brother insisted he wore on entering the house - made him look like a "s**t version of a school production of 'Wind in the Willows'."
As the final housemate to enter the compound, Mario was assigned the role of being Big Brother's secret mole.
He has been questioned continually by his housemates David, a former drug addict, and medical student Sunshine since his arrival.
Bristol sales rep Josie Gibson and Australian hunk John James have also been querying whether he has been set any secret tasks.
In a bid to keep his mole-status secret, Mario has told his fellow housemates he was blindfolded, changed into the costume and taken into the house in the costume.