For this week’s shopping task, Housemates enter a weird and wonderful world as they become characters from Alice in Wonderland. Housemates have allocated themselves roles from the famous Lewis Carroll tale not knowing what tasks they will have to undertake over the next two days.
Alice – Hira
Queen of Hearts – Charlie
Knave of Hearts – Marcus
The White Rabbit – Siavash
The Cheshire Cat – Rodrigo
Playing Cards x 4 – Bea (Six of Hearts), David (Five of Diamonds), Lisa (Three of Clubs) and Halfwit (Two of Spades)
Mad Hatter – Dogface
On Day one of the task, Alice will be called to the Diary Room where there will be a bottle saying “DRINK ME”. She must drink the contents then go through to the Small Task Room where everything will be disproportionately large, including a huge cup cake, which will have a label saying “EAT ME”. She must then eat the cake, using only her mouth, until she reaches a key, which she must use to get back into the Diary Room. Once back in the Diary Room, everything will have “shrunk”, including the Diary Room chair. Big Brother will tell Alice that, in order to leave the Diary Room, she must produce real tears. To help her do this, Big Brother will recite sad stories, such as The Little Match Girl and Bambi, to a background of sad music like Adagio for Strings.
The Cheshire Cat is famed for his very broad grin. For the duration of the task, whenever a music track with ‘smile’ in the title is played into the House, the Cheshire Cat must sit on their tree, behind a magnifying glass, and hold a cheery grin for the duration of the song. If the Cheshire Cat fails to smile like he means it, he will fail his part of the task. However, if the Cat stands and smiles when a song NOT related to smiling is played, he will also incur a fail.
The White Rabbit is obsessed with being on time; he has a pocket watch which, in order to keep the right time, must be wound up every hour. Throughout the two days, Big Brother will tell the White Rabbit the time of their next appointment, when they should be at the rabbit hutch in the Garden. The White Rabbit must ensure that their pocket watch is consistently wound up so that they meet their appointments. The White Rabbit may be up to five minutes early for each appointment, but never late.
The rest of the Housemates will undertake their tasks on Day 2 of the task.
Queen of Hearts & Knave of Hearts
The Queen and Knave of Hearts will be told that they must bake and present Big Brother with a selection of tarts, which the Playing Cards must eat. These tarts will all contain unusual tart fillings.
Four Housemates will be playing cards; they must eat all of the tasty tarts made by the Queen and Knave.
The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland was forever enjoying afternoon tea. The Mad Hatter Housemate must become a tea tasting expert and must learn to identify 25 different teas. On the second day of the task, they will be tested on their newly-gained knowledge of tea.