Big Brother 2010: Housemates wake up to horse manure task!

Housemates have just been woken up to the tune of Crazy Horses and found a barrow full of manure in the Big Brother Garden. Could we have some Horseplay in the house this week?

For this week’s shopping task, Housemates will be pairing up as they become pantomime horses. “Horsemates” will be put to the test throughout three rounds to find the ultimate Pantomime Horse of the Year.

Two Housemates will become trainers, and will be responsible for breaking the Horsemates in. The four pantomime horses will take part in a series of horsey challenges, with the losing horse being eliminated after each round. The winning pair of Horsemates after all events have been completed will tomorrow be given the opportunity to win up to £500 towards this week’s shopping budget in a very special challenge.


To begin breaking the horses in, the trainers will be putting the Horsemates through their paces in a number of training exercises. These training exercises include trotting, cantering, sidestepping, moonwalking and playing Hoofing Around (a game in which horses place their hooves in specific positions on a board according to a spinning wheel). No Horsemates will be eliminated playing Hoofing Around

Round One: Bleep Test

All four pantomime horses will take part in a bleep test in the garden. The slowest horse will be eliminated and sent to Pastures New where they will become jockeys.

Round Two: A Question of Horse

The three remaining pantomime horses will take part in a quiz. The quiz has three rounds.

1) Observation Round

Horsemates will watch a short film “Ben & Ife: A Love Story”, which they then have to answer questions about.

2) Horse or Housemate?

Horsemates will each be shown extreme close up images on the plasma screen. They must determine whether it is part of a picture of a horse, or a picture of a Housemate.

3) Hooves on Buzzers

In a horse-themed general knowledge quiz, it’s hooves on buzzers as they compete to score points.

At the end of the quiz, the Horsemate that has the lowest number of points will be sent to Pastures New. These two Horsemates will also become jockeys.

The four Horsemates inside the two remaining pantomime horses will spend the night in the luxurious Foal Hole. They will then go on to compete in a final trial tomorrow, to determine which pair will become the Pantomime Horse of the Year.


Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!