Monday 13th July:
BB1’s “Nasty” Nick Bateman [LATEST UPDATE: Rumour has it that Nick has decided not to take part. Source Daily Star twitter 13/07/09] will return and once again take on his former nemesis – the assault course – and pit his fitness against a current Housemate. Later that day, Dean from BB2 will re-enact a classic task from this series – the record breaking challenge. Finally on Monday, a group of 3 ex-Housemates from BB3 will take part in an egg & spoon race – a current Housemate must predict the winner to succeed in this task.
Update: How did it go? Well Craig Phillips stood in for Nasty Nick - brief footage on BBLB of him beating Half-wit. Dean took part in the sugar lump tower building challenge against Lisa - he beat her, but knocked his over just before the end so that she'd win (again snip shown on BBLB), the egg & spoon race was held in the car park but I was so transfixed by Alex that I stopped listening to George Lamb's voice - he (alex!) looked as great as ever. The highlights show featured none of the tasks from Monday, tho at least we got to see the nominations in full. I stayed up for live feed, hoping to find out what hm's reactions where to the day's events - but guess what? @ 1.10 am only Marcus was up, he was quietly reading through the rule book, he went to the DR briefly, went to the BR, spent a little time annoying the camera crew by looking through the mirror, got told off by BB and went to bed. It appeared that siavash and freddy were both still settling down so if LF had started at midnight we might have had a bit of convo. So far, its like the fans haven't been invited to the party.
Tuesday 14th July:
This day will see BB4, BB5 & BB6 revisited. The highlight of the day will be the infamous “Living in a box” task. Could the BB6 housemate returning be Makosi? You’ll have to wait and see!
UPDATE: Federico Martone (BB4) took on Noirin in the gymkhana task. Michelle Bass (BB5) and Sophie sang Pie Jesu from the wedding task. No news to report on the box task as yet. For once hm's were still awake when we joined them (prior to midnight - BB you spoil us) - but hm's were obviously unsettled by the contact with the outside world. Following an earlier pool session with siavash and rodders, noirin and marcus has an extremely long :yawn: discussion with markus berating noirin about her behaviour. Sophie was upset by Michelle's questions about romances in the house. What this show needs is new housemates to break up the groups and ofc LIVE FEED during the day.
Wednesday 15th July:
BB7’s Nikki and BB8’s Brian Belo will take part in a memorable task from their series. Insider sources say that Nikki’s task will be the “silent disco” task, and Brian will undergo the “word association” challenge.
Thursday 16th July:
Flamboyant BB9 chef Rex will return to take part in the “electric shock” task from last year, which was well received by viewers.
And that’s probably not all, as Channel 4 guarantee that there will be “surprises aplenty” during the week.
Friday 17th July:
To cap off the anniversary week, Davina McCall will reveal what further surprises Big Brother has in store to bring festivities to a climax live on Channel 4.
Shame really - some of that sounds quite good - but how are they going to be able to do it all justice with a mere 1 hr (minus advert breaks) a day being broadcast? I guess we'll see (or rather - not see)