Mario's birthday blues
Mario's 'ex-wife' did not say "happy birthday" to him yesterday (09.06.08).
Tension between muscleman Mario and Steph - who 'married' in a fake ceremony as part of a secret 'Big Brother' task on Sunday (08.06.08) - has steadily mounted since entering the house.
But the rift escalated when 19-year-old Steph refused to pass on her best wishes to Mario - who turned 43 yesterday.
Earlier in the evening, Steph told Darnell she didn't want to talk to Mario as it "felt weird" and she didn't want to be false by wishing him a happy birthday because she doesn't like him.
Mario and girlfriend Lisa spent half an hour in the Diary Room celebrating the special day, but later began speculating about the motives of other housemates, including Dennis who also failed to wish Mario a happy birthday.
Mario said: "Dennis is the mastermind. I don't trust him, he's playing a game and he's not genuine."
Blind Mikey - who acted as Mario's 'best man' at the wedding - agreed that certain members of the group are fake.
He added: "You can tell which people are here just to win the money."
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