1st Nominations (Day 8) <<
This year, the very first nominations took place within a week
of entering the house, something the contestants only learned-of
the previous day. Following-on from the precedent set by the recent
Celebrity Big Brother show, the nominations went out live
to the nation. This was unbeknown to the group, however they did
have their suspicions. Here's how the first nominations went:
First up was lap-dancer Amma. As she made her way to the diary room,
the group sang Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da (Life goes on,) replacing BB1's
"It's only a game show" song, which the group sang to
re-iterate that it is only a game.
Amma's first nomination was Paul. She stated that he wasn't always
honest with himself and therefore, not always honest with the group.
This was obviously in reference to the events discussed the previous
evening, regarding whether Paul had left one person manning the
fire before Helen had. She also stated that, "He tries too
hard at times." Her second nomination was fairly predictable.
It was Penny. As she had stated on more than occasion during the
week, Amma was not happy with Penny's controlling and patronising
manner. She believed that it would irritate everyone over a long
period of time.
Amma's nominations: Paul and Penny
For Brian's sprightly 'skip' to the diary room, the group again
belted-out the Beatle's song they'd sung for Amma. He nominated
Helen first, relating how she is sometimes immature and that annoys
him. His nomination for Elizabeth was based purely on the fact that
he hadn't got to know her as well the other contestants during the
week; "Just bad luck for her," as he put it. He was in
and out of the diary room in a flash as his nominations were delivered
Brian's nominations: Helen and Elizabeth
Bubble was next, however their song, originally intended to keep
moral up during the nomination process, was starting to fizzle out
by that time. With a stern, serious look, Bubble gave Paul as his
first choice. He said this was because he hadn't got on with Paul
that well and that there'd been an incident that had 'sowed the
seed.' We believe he was referring to the conversation with Amma,
in which she pointed the finger at Paul over the failure of the
'fire' task. It strikes us that Bubble had been obviously influenced
by Amma. Particularly as his second choice was Penny. He acknowledged
that Penny was a great girl, but said she was too domineering.
Bubble's nominations: Paul and Penny
By Dean's turn, when Brian had sussed that the show was probably
going out live, no song accompanied his walk to the diary room (or
any of the subsequent contestants.) Dean nominated Narinder first
as out of all the housemates, he felt he had connected the least
with her. He then nominated Penny, saying, "She unwittingly
causes friction" amongst some of the housemates, but not him.
Dean's nominations: Narinder and Penny
Perhaps helped into making her nomination choices by previous conversations
with Naz (Narinder,) Elizabeth didn't think that Penny was a good
contributor-to or influence on the group, so nominated her first.
She then gave her second nomination as Hilda (Helen,) saying rather
bizarrely, "I think there's 'gonna be more sun in Wales for
her." This was a strange way of saying, "I just want rid
of her" and if it was supposed to be tactful, it didn't really
work. When pushed to give proper reasons by Big Brother's long silences,
she blurted out that it was very hard and they were all 'lovely
Elizabeth's nominations: Penny and Helen
Helen's first choice was Bubble, as she had seen 'a side of him
that she didn't like' the previous night when he was in a mood.
Her second choice was Narinder because she felt that she didn't
get on so well with her as she did the other girls.
Helen's nominations: Bubble and Narinder
Given her prior comments to Penny and Elizabeth about Helen, predictably
the Welsh hairdresser was Narinder's first nomination. Helen had
constantly got Narinder's name wrong throughout the week and had
offended her. She also, "Didn't put 100% into the task"
and gave Narinder constantly 'hackey (dirty) looks. Her second choice
of Bubble, was based on her perception that 'he likes the sound
of his own voice' and at times, ignored her contribution to conversations.
Narinder's nominations: Helen and Bubble
Paul looked apprehensive and was keen to get to the diary room,
if not just to get the nomination process out of the way. He stated
that he didn't really want to do it, but nominated Amma first. In
a touché to Amma's first nomination for him, Paul was unhappy
that the lap-dancer had tried to pin the blame on him for the task
failure; especially as he thought it was all cleared up and that
the group had accepted the blame. Next, he nominated Helen
because he thought she was 'slightly up herself,' due to a couple
of things that she'd said. He was also unhappy with some of the
looks that she'd given, kind-of bolstering Narinder's nomination
on the grounds of 'hackey looks.
Paul's nominations: Amma and Helen
The schoolteacher's first nomination was Helen. "I find her
quite tactless at times" was her justification and she could
see how Helen could offend people without realising it. Her second
nomination was Amma as she found her selfish, only wanting to do
the things that she likes doing.
Penny's nominations: Helen and Amma
The last to go in, Stuart's first nomination was rather predictably
Penny, just as he'd hinted the day before; he had obviously not
forgiven Penny for the argument in which she'd said to him, "F**k
you, arsehole" for snubbing her. He justified it with the statement,
"She mothering the group and therefore, she's smothering the
group." He then went on to say how Narinder had started off
well, but that she wasn't contributing to the group now. His second
choice was Narinder.
Stuart's nominations: Penny and Narinder
So, the tally of nominations after the first round stood like this:
Helen: 5, Penny: 5, Narinder: 3, Amma: 2, Bubble: 2, Paul: 2, Elizabeth:
1, Stuart, Dean and Brian: 0
This means that Helen and Penny go forward for eviction. At the
beginning of this first week, Bubble, who had started to annoy the
others with his hyperactive nature, was the bookies favourite to
leave the house first. Penny was the next favourite, joined by Stuart
after their 'barny. No-one really thought that Helen would be up
for eviction. We might be on our own here, but we quite like Penny
and want her to stay in the house a little longer. Put it this way,
the contestants get the chance to tactically vote who they want
to kick out...but we get the chance to tactically vote who
we want to keep in the house. In other words, even if you
hate Penny with a passion, it still makes better TV with her in
there. And that's all we as viewers need to worry about, not what
it would be like to live in the house!!
So, it's down to you.
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