Despite the fact that Shabby quit the show yesterday, the
Fourth Round of nominations eventually went ahead, and as
a result there were just two nominees for the first time this
series: Caoimhe and John James.
However, there was another Save & Replace task today
– the 'Stay On TV' challenge – where the pair
had to see which one could stay on top of a moving mechanical
TV set the longest.
Caoimhe managed to stay on the bucking bronco type apparatus
for 22 seconds, but John James managed just 19 seconds, therefore
losing to his Irish opponent.
Mario later asked JJ if he'd thrown the task to let Caoimhe
win, and the Australian replied: "How can I live here
and know that I'm the reason she went home?". He was
admitting that he'd deliberately done worse than Caoimhe,
who would definitely have been sent home by fans if she'd
faced eviction, and may even have quit.
Some people will see John's actions as chivalrous, but others
will think him a fool, because clearly, given that she obviously
received plenty of nominations this week, Caoimhe's peers
want her out. So effectively he went against them by allowing
her to stay. Of course, there's always the chance that John
was just rubbish at the task and his male bravado forced him
make an excuse!
Having won the task, Caoimhe got the opportunity to choose
someone else to face eviction in her place, and she chose
Nathan. The group went quiet, but Nathan just said in response:
"Sound. Don't worry about it kid".
So, John James faces Nathan in the public vote, and at this
early stage it looks like the latter will go. Frankly, he's
a bit of a 'nothingness' character, and the fact that he blew-up
unnecessarily yesterday, which will be shown on tonight's
(Tuesday's) highlight's show, won't do him any favours.
Admittedly, John James is quite volatile and argumentative,
but he's often just kidding around, even if he's got a serious
face on. That said, we're still waiting for JJ to have one
argument too many, which is why we deemed him a bit of an
outside bet here.
In the meantime, he has more redeeming qualities than Nath
(he's the only hunk, for a start), so will likely survive.
Who goes? YOU decide!
The voting telephone lines will open on Wednesday evening
and we'll detail the numbers in our Nominations section when
they do. In the meantime, you can vote in our 4th Eviction
Poll, which you'll find in our dedicated Big Brother Polls