Tonight, Mario was chosen to become
the fourteenth housemate at random (and not by Big Brother),
after Davina picked his name out-of a tombola machine. However,
the sting in the tail for having made it on to the last-ever
series of the show, was that he had to become Big Bruv's little
For years, Big Brother housemates have suspected that there
might be a mole in their midst, someone working for Big Brother
to deliberately mess things up. Makosi did something along
those lines during BB6, and there have been things like BB5
Becki's 'Judas Kiss' too, both girls being given secret tasks
to carry-out upon their arrival.
Over the years, fans have also suspected that certain housemates
are 'plants', the rumours being borne out-of a person's erratic
or bizarre behaviour. This time around though, there is a
bona fide mole.
Indeed, upon making his way to the podium having left the
other 67 hopefuls behind, Mario was given an 'impossible task'
by Big Brother, the entity re-iterating: "With great
randomness comes great responsibility…", before
revealing that the Essex boy must take-on a secret, but extremely
For the task, the 28-year-old had to put-on a mole costume
(complete with a sign saying 'I AM A MOLE'), and make his
way into the House to meet his peers. He isn't allowed to
talk about how he was chosen or mention his task, which will
see him sleeping in a mole hole and performing dastardly deeds
on behalf of Big Bro until Saturday.
The other housemates mustn't realise that he is
the mole despite his shenanigans, and if Mario succeeds in
duping his peers, he'll stay in the game. If, however, he
fails, he'll get sent home quicker than you can say 'Hmm,
perhaps that sign tipped 'em off!'
When he arrived in the House, Mario's peers were slightly
bemused by his furry garb. However, he managed to brush it
off by saying that the producers blindfolded him and made
him wear the silly outfit before he could enter. So, he's
probably hoping that a combination of blatant lies, feigned
confusion and reverse psychology will save him.
It remains to be seen whether Mario can successfully throw
them off the scent or not. Stay tuned to find out.