The stomachs of the 'Big Brother' housemates were turned by fine dining today - as they were treated to a three-course meal suspended 40 metres above the house.
After being strapped into rollercoaster-style chairs arranged in a circle by a health and safety officer they were lifted into the air by crane for their first task.
Jordan lookalike Corin exclaimed: “Oh my God, it’s making my stomach turn,” and put her hand to her mouth as other housemates gasped and began to look queasy.
A voice announced: “This is Big Brother. Housemates are now suspended 40 metres above the ground. Bon Appetit.”
The excited housemates, dressed in formal dinner wear provided by Big Brother, applauded and were soon tucking in.
A waiter and chef stood in the middle of the swaying contraption and began to prepare a starter of tomato and mozzarella terrine with balsamic vinegar.
The housemates began waving to people on the ground and claiming they could hear the public shouting insults at them from below.
But looking down at the garden walls aroused the suspicions of Australian contestant John who began to doubt how a beach ball had landed in the garden in the early hours of the morning.
Big Brother Mole Mario planted the ball, with lies about the other housemates written on it, as part of a secret task.
John said: “I want to know how they got that beach ball over the wall.”
Squatter Shabby, who discovered the beach ball, told him: “They must have had a lucky throw over that bit of the wall and it bounced because it was nestling right by the kitchen door.”
Big Brother had earlier gathered everyone on the sofa and given them three minutes to choose one housemate to stay on the ground.
Medical student Sunshine immediately said: “I want to stay on the ground because I’m petrified, I have to take medication to fly.”
But she had thought she would have some role in the task from ground level.
As the others enjoyed a choice of three courses high in the sky which included vegan options, Sunshine was called to the Diary Room and given a picnic hamper for one.
Eating it alone in the kitchen she told the cameras: “I can hear them up there, I’m joining in the fun.”