Happy Halfwit Hippy day

Yesterday was Halfwit’s birthday but of course it was also the Summer Solstice, so BB decided to combine both events to create a summer day of love in the house. Early yesterday, Halfwit was called to the diary room to begin the celebrations…

“Halfwit, Big Brother would like to wish you many happy returns of the day.”

“Thank you very much! I’m 24 today” he gushed.

“Halfwit, not only is it your birthday today, but it is also the Summer Solstice. In light of this, Big Brother would like to combine the two events into one big celebration…

“The Summer Solstice is often associated with hippies and their ethos of free love, and so Big Brother would like to make today… a very hippy birthday for you.”

“Your hippy birthday celebrations will encompass the idea of free love, with housemates working in unison to generate a feeling of peace, love and harmony. Housemates will also be encouraged to celebrate and appreciate you and everything you stand for.”

This all sent Halfwit into raptures – and the usual Cheshire Cat grin was plastered on for the day – and it all just got better man…

Halfwit was told that hippy costumes would be provided and if the housemates wore them all day, they’d win a token.

A few minutes later, the storeroom was opened and an array of wigs and hippy costumes had everyone squealing and rifling through the box.

“This is the best day in the history of great days!” said Siavash, who clearly needs to get out more. But not everyone was as happy as him and Lisa remarked, “It’s a bit girly, though, isn’t it?”

halfwit's birthday bash

No amount of moaning was going to dampen Halfwit’s spirits though and he exclaimed, “It’s so eclectic!” when he donned a tie-dyed outfit. Perhaps he confused it with a toaster or something…

Anyway, that wasn’t the end of the day’s surprises and Halfwit was soon called to the diary room again…

“Halfwit, music is one of your great passions,” said Big Brother, adding, “Therefore, as part of today’s hippy birthday celebrations, Big Brother would like you to conduct and direct a freeform hippy performance in the Garden.”

Halfwit couldn’t contain his joy at the news as he writhed around the diary room chair, screaming appreciatively, “Yeah man! Brilliant, definitely, yeah!”

BB explained that the hippy performance – for which musical instruments would be provided – must be, “an expression of free love via the medium of music and dance, demonstrating the love and togetherness you and your fellow housemates are feeling in the Big Brother House.”

So did they make sweet music? We’ll let you know!

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.