Here’s what went down during the first day of The Zone shopping task…
All the Housemates are in the living area. Housemates are asked to select the two greediest Housemates to complete the first part of the task in the Kitchen Zone. They select Jack and Chloe.
In the Kitchen Zone, Jack and Chloe have to eat pies. Four of the pies contain a number which is part of a four number code needed to unlock the key to the zone. Jack says, “Slow and steady wins the race.” Both of them vomit. Chloe says, “Be sick. Keep going. It’s what I’d do on a night out anyway.” Chloe and Jack fail to find the four numbers and therefore fail the task. They are locked in the Kitchen Zone and are now responsible for providing food to the other Housemates.
For the next part of the shopping task, the Housemates have the chance to unlock the Bathroom Zone. The Housemates are asked to select the three cleanest Housemates. They pick Harry, Danny and Joel. Harry, Danny and Joel are told to get into the bath which is full of “waste” water and numbered balloon bubbles. The numbered balloons contain the answer to a question about their fellow Housemates. Next to the bath , there’s a large vertical waste pipe, containing a floating scroll with the combination code. Harry, Danny and Joel must correctly answer the questions to fill the pipe to raise the floating scroll. If the scroll is raised within reaching level, the Housemates will gain the code and unlock the zone. They must answer four questions correctly.
The first question is, “Which Housemate put a human poo in another holiday maker’s shoe? ” Danny, Joel and Harry guess Chloe. This is correct. The second question is, “Which Housemate dated someone they didn’t like because they worked for a make- up company and they wanted free make-up?” They answer Marc. This is correct. The third question is, “Which Housemate said that he is attracted to women but is not interested in sex?” They incorrectly guess Nick. They answer is Jack. “Which Housemate, while in the bed, drank fizzy pop and then wet the bed?” They guess Joel. This is correct.
The next question is, “Which Housemate had sex on a train from Gatwick to Euston?” They incorrectly guess Nick. It was Simon. “Which Housemate has said that they’ve never had good sex in their life?” They correctly guess Nick. “Which Housemate went on three dates in one night?” They incorrectly guess Sam. The answer is Jade. The question is, “Which Housemate had a boyfriend for during the week and a girlfriend at the weekend?” They correctly guess Sam. Harry, Danny and Joel have successfully given enough correct answers to reach the scroll containing the combination code. They have unlocked the Bathroom Zone.
Jade, Nick and Simon have been picked as the quietest Housemates to unlock the Bedroom Zone. Simon and Nick are blind-folded and must be guided across the bedroom by Jade who will issue directions. Housemates are told five people are sleeping, and not to wake them. In five of the beds is a human-shaped dummy, lying under the bed covers. Housemates must traverse the bedroom to the far side, where a visible scroll is on a plinth. However, the room is packed with noisy booby traps such as squeaky toys on the floor, “trip hazard” bells at their feet and columns of wind chimes. The dummies are purportedly connected to a “decibel-o-meter”, so each time the Housemates make a big sound, one of the dummies will shoot out of the bed, as if a sleeping person has sat bolt upright.
If all five dummies “wake” before Housemates can reach the padlock combination and release the key, Housemates will fail. To make the task harder, there are five wall-mounted alarms. At random times, these will flash. Housemates then have 20 seconds to press them to prevent a noisy alarm. If the alarm does sound, a dummy will wake.
· The task begins and Jade struggles with left and right. She improves as she gets into the swing. From the living area, the other housemates are watching. Harry says, “Simon’s just not listening at all.” Nick is inches away from Jade with the scroll when time runs out. The Housemates have failed. The bedroom zone will remain locked and Nick, Simon and Jade must stay in the bedroom zone for the remainder of the shopping task.
You can watch this tonight at 10pm on Channel 5