Housemates were woken up this morning at approximately 9am to the song, Help the Aged, by Pulp, then gathered in the Living Room and told to switch on the wireless, where a pathe news style announcement explained the rules of the task.
For the next two days, Housemates will be ‘residents’ and ‘carers’ at Last Legs – a nursing home for retired celebrities. During this time, the Residents will take part in 3 challenges and the Carers will take part in 1 challenge. If Residents and Carers collectively succeed in 3 or more of the 4 challenges they will pass the overall task and will win a premium food budget and individual luxury treats. However, if Residents and Carers fail 2 or more of the 4 challenges, they will fail the overall task and receive basic groceries.
All but two housemates are Residents of this home, with Ivana and Stephanie, who are already over the UK retirement age for women, becoming the carers for the home.
” Residents should wear their full costumes (excluding coats) apart from when in the shower or sleeping in bed at night.
” Residents are not permitted to prepare food and drink for the duration of the task.
” Residents are only permitted to consume liquidised or soft food.
” Whenever a Resident visits the Diary Room, regardless of whether they have been summoned by Big Brother or choose to visit of their own accord, they must be accompanied to the door by a Carer.
” Residents must be tucked into bed by a Carer when they go to bed for the night. If both Carers are sleeping then they must wake one up to tuck them in.
Carers should run Last Legs and look after the Residents with the due care and attention an elderly celebrity deserves, so if the Carers incur 3 or more fails, they will fail their challenge.
” At least one Carer must accompany a Resident to the Diary Room door whenever they visit the Diary Room, regardless of whether they have been summoned by Big Brother or choose to visit of their own accord.
” Only Carers are permitted to prepare food and drink for the Residents for the duration of the task.
” Only Carers are permitted to consume un-liquidised food.
” Big Brother has provided 5 trays; therefore food should be served in 2 shifts.
” Carers must ensure that all food served to Residents is of a smooth consistency and serve it on the trays provided. Solid foods must be liquidised using the liquidisers provided.
” Carers must tuck each Resident into bed when they go to bed for the night. If this means Carers getting up from their own bed to do so, so be it.
Earlier this morning the ‘Residents’ were summoned to their seats to take part in a session of “armchair aerobics” instructed by Mr Motivator.
The first challenge for residents will begin shortly.