'Big Brother' housemates to take on German counterparts

The 'Big Brother' housemates are to take on Germany today in a penalty shootout in a bid to win the chance to watch tomorrow's World Cup match.

The 'Big Brother' housemates are to take on Germany today in a penalty shootout in a bid to win the chance to watch tomorrow's World Cup match.

They will compete against the German 'Big Brother' house via a live satellite link-up, playing Fifa rules, and only the winning house will be allowed watch England play Germany in the crucial knockout match on Sunday afternoon.

The British housemates were awoken by the sound of 'God Save The Queen' this morning instead of the usual alarm call, and Army veteran Steve was excited to find England towels had been put in the house in place of plain white ones, and hung them out on the deck chairs in the garden.

Steve was called to the Diary Room and returned with instructions for the task.

Before even opening the envelope he told the others "This is going to be awesome."

He then revealed the housemates must nominate five people to take part in a live penalty shootout against the German 'Big Brother' house, to celebrate England getting through to the final 16 in the World Cup.

They will take it in turns to kick a football into holes in the garden in an attempt to score a goal. In the event of a tie with the German house the shootout will then go to sudden death.

Football kits are to be provided, with Welsh, Australian and Irish strips on hand for Dave, John James and Caoimhe.

But John James said: "I don't want to wear Australian, I want to wear England's."

Before the shootout the national anthem will be played, during which one housemate should try to produce tears as part of the task.

Steve is to manage the team and John James, Nathan, Dave, Corin and Ife will compete in the shootout. They have already begun practising their skills in the garden.

Ben asked Josie if she would take part, but she replied: "I'm not very good at football, if it was rugby I'd be right in there."

Steve told the girls: "This is major this, getting to watch England play Germany."

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