So far this series we've seen fourteen people enter the House
on Day 1, three get evicted over a period of three weeks,
one quit, another get evicted, three more arrive, one more
get evicted, a second person quit and finally one get sent
That has left nine people in the game, with the injured Keeley's
return pending but looking increasingly unlikely. Tonight,
a few more newbies will join the group.
During tonight's two shows, when quitter Caoimhe will be
interviewed by Davina, six standby contestants will be in
the running to become housemates, but of the contenders only
three will make it into the House.
The successful trio will become bona fide housemates and
be eligible to win the £100,000 prize money, although
frankly that's so unlikely that their inclusion in the game
is almost pointless. That said, it should pep things up give
the show a boost for the last four weeks-or-so.
The six contenders will make videos of themselves saying
which of the existing housemates they like and which they
don't like, and these will be played to the group tonight
during the second live Channel 4 show.
Three of them will then be chosen by the housemates themselves,
who will be given a minute to come to a joint decision.
It's an interesting twist, but unless the producers have
already (secretly) recorded the contenders' opinions without
revealing that they'll be played to the group beforehand,
it's going to be a bit tame.
In other words, if the six contenders record their vids today,
or if they have to give their opinions live tonight and nothing
has actually been recorded, they are unlikely to say anything
really controversial or negative about anyone because obviously
they won't get chosen.
Still, whatever happens, it's different to anything we've
seen before so it should be compelling to watch.
Don't forget to tune-in to tonight's (23rd July 2010) two
shows on Channel 4 at 9pm and 10.30pm.