'Wedding day' arrives for boug Big Brother couple

Two of the 'Big Brother' housemates should be singing “I’m getting married in the morning” but, instead, fake couple Mario Marconi and Stephanie McMichael are wondering if anyone has fallen for their act.

Within minutes of entering the house on Thursday, Mario, 42, and his real partner, fellow housemate Lisa Appleton, 40, were set a secret task to hide their romance from the others.

Instead, Mario was told to pretend Stephanie, 19, was his girlfriend even though they had only just met.

Lisa and a fourth housemate, politics student Luke Marsden, 20, are the only others who know the secret and the quartet will face a public eviction vote if they fail to convince the 12 others that Mario and Stephanie are really in love.

Mario proposed to Stephanie in the swimming pool on Friday and 'Big Brother' told housemates that the wedding will take place in the house today.

The groom-to-be asked housemate Michael Hughes, 33, to be his best man.

Michael, who is blind, said: “I’d be honoured, that would be such an honour.”

Mario said he should not take it too seriously, telling him: “You’re funny, that’s all I want. Light-hearted, yeah? None of this serious love and romance.”

Yesterday evening the housemates were split into two groups for Mario’s stag night and Stephanie’s hen night.

Three of the women – Sylvia, Jennifer and Alexandra – were not invited to the bride’s party.

'Big Brother' told the trio to dress as Playboy bunnies and join the groom and the male housemates for the stag party instead.

They agreed to wear rabbit ears, but their refusal to don the rest of the costume prompted Dennis, Mikey and Dale to dress up as bunnies to provide the entertainment.

Earlier, the couple themselves were feeling anything but happy.

Stephanie told 'Big Brother' that she is fed up with having to put a permanent grin on her face.

Mario said he feels upset for Lisa as she has always wanted to marry him.

His real-life partner earlier told 'Big Brother' how hard she is finding it to pretend she barely knows him.

Speaking in the Diary Room, she said: “I’m dying to grab him or give him a big hug but I can’t.”

Some of the housemates have been suspicious about the couple since the start.

Dennis McHugh, Sylvia Barrie, Dale Howard and Alexandra De-Gale went into the Diary Room to tell Big Brother they think the whole relationship is fake and part of a task.

Dennis and Sylvia later told Stephanie they thought the relationship was a sham but she quickly denied it.

Yesterday, Alexandra told housemate Rex Newmark she believed Stephanie and Mario were taking part in a secret task which would give them immunity from eviction if successful.

Chatting in the bedroom on Friday night, Mario, Lisa and Luke said they believed Stephanie had not done her best to convince the others.

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