Four Big Brother housemates were today grimly sticking to the tasking of staying in a cardboard box for as long as possible.
The contestant who grins and bears the confinement the most will win a luxury three-course meal with wine for the next three nights and access to a fridge filled with luxury items.
Roberto, Derek, Anthony and Makosi remain in their boxes, each labelled with their name and photo.
The activity soon became a bit much for Science and Kemal, who immediately started arguing.
Kemal openly revealed his fears, saying: “I don’t like it, I want to get out.
“Can we smoke? What’s this? What’s this little camera thing? Oh my god it’s a light for my head. We might be here ’til night.”
But Science was the first to get fed up and leave his box and he got revenge on Kemal by pouring water through his peepholes.
Throughout the challenge, the housemates have to show they are okay by waving a flag for the cameras every 15 minutes.
And Big Brother tempted out the housemates with various treats like food and drink, and even messages from home.
Geordie Anthony received a message from his mother which was screened in the Diary Room.
Science watched her say: “Anthony, it’s your mum.”
“Anthony, it’s your mum!” screamed Science in excitement. “She’s got a sort of long and short black fringe”.
“Mum! Mum!,” Anthony cried. But the stubborn Newcastle dancer refused to budge from his box.
Earlier, Kemal was sent to Big Brother’s “naughty step” for sticking a toilet brush through a hole in Roberto’s cardboard box.
He also stuck in salt, sunflower oil, water and a custard-like substance before Big Brother intervened.
Craig lasted an impressive 14 hours in his box before he emerged defeated just after midnight.
“I can’t bear it, it’s hideous. I just couldn’t take it anymore, I was going off my head,” he whined.
The Norfolk hairdresser then explained to joker Maxwell that he suffers claustrophobia.
Maxwell sarcastically replied: “You lasted fourteen hours, you must suffer from it (claustrophobia) really bad.”
Rubbing salt into the wound, he added: “You might as well have just got out after five minutes.”