Tonight – the night before the second round of nominations
– Ben seemingly decided to make as many enemies as he
could, by causing a huge row involving pretty-much the entire
Following John James' little
tiff with Josie earlier in the evening, Ben advised the
Australian housemate to be wary of Govan, saying of the voluntary
worker: "He's playing games again, running around from
person to person". Furthermore, Ben suggested that Govan
was the one winding Josie up and encouraging her to mock him
Ben also told John that he'd seen Shabby rubbing her hands
when he threatened to quit after his argument with Josie,
the inference being that it was 'with glee'. However, for
some reason, John subsequently told Josie and Govan what Ben
had said of Shabby, which predictably got back to their leader.
This caused a huge argument, whereby first Shabby told Govan
of Ben: "I f***ing despise him. I think he’s a
piece of s**t," before going into the House to challenge
the posh broadcaster over his stirring comments.
There followed a showdown between Gobby, sorry, Shabby and
Ben, which saw Ben getting defensive as Caoimhe, Govan, Ife
and Nathan backed Shabby up. "Today had nothing to do
with any of us, and we've all just got involved because of
what you said," snapped Caoimhe as Ben desperately tried
Prior to that, an upset Ben had challenged John for opening
his mouth, and in a heated conversation peppered with expletives,
JJ apologised for saying anything to Govan before admitting
that the hassle with Shabby was 100% his fault, something
In the end, Ben and Shabby agreed to drop the matter and
stay out of each other's way, but afterwards, sat in the kitchen
chatting to her clan, Shabby continued to gun for Ben and
other members of the group that she doesn't like.
Meanwhile, Dave advised Ben to stop thinking about the game
and who might nominate who, and just be himself.