Rather cruelly, because of the accelerated nature of this charity
show, nominations were done on the first day, live to the nation.
Who nominated who? Here are the results:
Keith waffled on a bit, but had obviously been offended by Chris'
potentially chauvinistic tendencies, namely Chris asking Claire
to make him a cup of Tea. With his second nomination, Keith talked
about how he thought Jack really wanted to go home, so he was 'helping
him out' by nominating him...of course. That old chestnut, Series-1'
Keith's nominations: Chris and Jack
Obviously finding it difficult, Anthea's nominations were rightly
based on the sensing of some possible friction between Keith and
Chris. So, her idea was basically to get rid of at least one of
them, just to try and prevent any arguments in the house.
Anthea's nominations: Chris and Keith
Chris' method of choosing nominees for eviction was to 'randomly'
pick from 5 pieces of paper, each a different length, each representing
one of the other contestants. This slightly dubious practice is
a bit of a cop-out and almost certainly would not have been allowed
if this werent a charity show. It had the potential to be
'not random,' as Chris obviously knew which piece of paper represented
which person. He made a bit of a meal out-of reiterating his chosen
Chris' nominations: Claire and Anthea
She stated that nominating was a difficult process, but then went-on
to blatantly nominate based on her pre-conceptions of the other
contestants before she entered the house. Although this was understandable
due to the short period of time that she'd known them, it seemed
odd for her to actually admit it.
Claire's nominations: Anthea and Chris
Jack used a similar method of choosing nominees to Chris. He had
brought some playing cards into the house with him and assigned
a card to each of the other housemates. He proceeded to say which
person each card represented and these were: Queen=Vanessa, Joker=Keith,
Ace of Hearts=Claire, Ace of Spades=Anthea and King=Chris. He asked
Big Brother to choose two cards and when this was declined, Jack
put the cards briefly out of view and then held up the King and
the red Ace. He stated that he was nominating Anthea and Chris,
although if his previous account of the names he'd assigned to the
cards was correct, it should have been Chris and Claire that were
nominated. We wonder whether jack just slipped up or if he had already
made his mind up about whom he wanted to nominate, but tried to
disguise it! If he had stuck with his previous declaration of which
card represented which person, it would have been Anthea, Chris
and Claire up for eviction.
Jack's nominations: Anthea and Chris
For the second time that day, although like Keith she didn't actually
use the word, someone was unhappy about chauvinistic behaviour from
Chris. He'd apparently stated that he didn't think housework was
'men's work' and this obviously riled Vanessa. She also mentioned
that he didn't seem to be joining-in with the group, although he
had been teaching her some boxing skills for a while, which she
seemed to enjoy. Akin with Keith, Vanessa also nominated Jack because
she thought he wanted to go home, making Vanessa's nominations and
reasons very similar to Keith's. Had they been conferring perhaps?
She did add that she found it difficult to nominate in general and
was reluctant to do so.
Vanessa's nominations: Chris and Jack
So, the tally of nominations after the first round stood like this:
This means that Chris and Anthea go forward for eviction, the others
are safe for now. The two people looking most likely to win at this
stage are Jack and Vanessa. Although up for eviction, we'd like
to see Chris last a little longer as his eccentric behaviour is
quite intriguing and at times, compelling to watch. We can't wait
to see what happens for the rest of the week but in the meantime,
please get dialling in aid of a good cause.