For his first task as Big Brother's
mole, Mario had to make-out that a fan had thrown a beach
ball into the garden displaying a message about the new housemates.
His instructions were delivered by the Tree of Temptation
(now in the guise of a chest of drawers located in the bathroom),
who told Mario to blow up the ball, write an incriminating
message on it and place it in the garden to be found by his
The brusque wooden structure then insulted the fourteenth
housemate, who had been forced to wear a mole costume by Big
Bro, by telling him that he looked like 'a sh*t character
from a dodgy school production of Wind in the Willows!'
Mario thanked the tree and retreated to his mole hole, where
he hid the supplied ball and marker in his pillow case. Then,
in the early hours of the morning he sat and scrawled a number
of messages on the colourful plastic ball, which were:
JOSIE IS BOOKIES FAVORITE (sic)
DAVID MOST HATED!
FIRST 5 HAVE A SECRET!
DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES AT 5.00AM! ON THURSDAY!
When the coast was clear, the Essex lad tried flinging the
ball across the garden but it bounced straight back to him.
So, he crawled across the lawn commando-style, and positioned
it on the grass near the wicker den.
Just after 5am, Govan and Shabby spotted the ball, and on
Big Brother's request handed it over, preventing Dave from
taking a look so-as not to upset him.
"Maybe they set it up? Maybe he (Big Brother) threw
it over?" said a suspicious John about the incident,
but Govan dismissed the suggestion, saying that Big Brother
would have let the group dwell on it if so, rather than immediately
demand it be taken to the Diary Room.