Housemates given excuse to act like children

'Big Brother' housemates are often accused of behaving childishly but their latest task gave them every excuse.

'Big Brother' housemates are often accused of behaving childishly but their latest task gave them every excuse.

Playground equipment was put in the garden and the contestants had to play one game for as long as possible.

Some found it easier than others with Josie feeling sick within minutes of starting to spin on the roundabout.

John James, balanced at one end of a see-saw, goaded Corin, saying: “I know for a fact she’s not going to win.”

Corin, who was doing her best to keep up heads, shoulders, knees and toes, was told by the Aussie: “Nobody here can do that until 3am.

“If you last until 3am, I’ll get off.”

John James seemed determined to win and he and JJ tried to sabotage Sam and Mario’s efforts on the bouncing bugs by throwing their cushions in the pool during a toilet break so their seats were less comfortable.

The rivalry continued at the next comfort break when Sam covered John James’ see-saw seat in mayonnaise as revenge for the pillow wetting.

John James spotted the sauce before he sat down and found the prank amusing, complimenting Sam’s creativity.

A less queasy Josie, now off the roundabout, was later asked by Rachel about her blossoming relationship with John James.

“I don’t want to look into it too much,” she said.

“I know I have got a lot of love for him and I know he has got a lot of love for me.

“There’s no talking about relationships and all that. That’s when you start getting stressed out.

“It’s what it is and it ain’t what it ain’t and that’s it.

“I’m just going to enjoy it.”

Josie and John James may be enjoying themselves but Dave admitted he is thinking of walking out.

Dave told Steve he did not believe all was well with his family after watching video messages from his wife and mother.

“I don’t want to go but I’m ready to walk out if I have to,” he said.

“I won’t stay if me being here is putting pressure on my family because the messages just weren’t positive.

“They gave no indication that everything was alright and there was no messages from my family saying that they supported me, they just weren’t excited.”

If Steve decides to leave, he will become the fourth housemate to walk out, following Shabby, Caoimhe and Laura.

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