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Big Brother – The Elimination Was Like A Survivor Blindside

Wow talk about a blindside with Ben who was favourite to win leaving the house. It was totally unexpected and just as surprising was Tahan topping the saved votes with 32.1 percent.Though her edit has been pretty good the past week except the constant talk from Mikkayla and Jade about what a bitch she is.

But Ben only receiving 16.2 percent of the vote and it was close. Ed was next lowest with 16.9 percent, Drew on 17 percent and Tim on 17.8 percent.

Was it people thinking he was safe this week so sending their votes to other people like Tahan hoping that Ed or another would be voted out. Or is that just too complex a reason when maybe the Ben fans are not the ones who are voting. No use being popular if they are not going spend a bit of coin on your behalf.

Also was Tim’s vote low because again people thought he was safe and did not bother voting? Or are Ed’s cards magically working and people are losing the love of the larrikin?

Though percentages can change week to week depending who is up I predict that Tahan’s won’t be nearly as high next week, and Tim if nominated he will get the majority of the save votes and probably by a fairly big margin.

The Jade and Ed romance continues for another week or two as the chances are an intruder will get the boot over the coming weeks.

The young fogey Ben received a roaring reception from the live audience and Ben was happy to glad handle the crowd. He also received a standing ovation.  It was interesting they did not show who had nominated him like they have the other weeks and it was only later in the interview that Sonia told him that it was Jade and Drew who nominated him for strategic reasons. Maybe they thought Ben was too fragile. Sonia also did not talk about how Ben kept saying how he had nothing outside of the house.

Sonia did ask him about the stand up comedy and he just said he was Ben and that he was a flight attendant. Not sure why he did not just own it, even if the comedy was a one off.

Ben was the only neutral housemate and it appears there is still a divide even though Tim reckons there are no groups. Jade, Ed and Mikkayla hang out the most and  Tahan, Drew, Tim and Boogs are pretty tight knit  This latter group managed to piss the other three off when they made pizza for a snack.

The housemates had failed the weekly shopping task so were only on rations. When Tim popped his head into the gold bedroom to ask the two girls and Ed if they wanted some. Jade and Mikkayla said they should not be doing that as they were on rations. It was mildly amusing when later Jade muttered she was hungry. Mikkayla seems to have a proprietorship over the kitchen.

The Tim and Boogs plot line is being stirred up and you do wonder if Tim is creating a fauxmance for a plot line or if he is just incredibly sexually frustrated. Of course he could genuinely like her and of all the couples in the house they do seem to be the best suited.

Did Mikkayla discuss whether she was interested in Tim with Boogs in the Presidential suite? It seemed all Mikkayla and Boogs talked about was food. Mikkayla is getting the she eats a lot edit from Big Brother. 

Are you in shock about Ben’s eviction? What is your theory – voter apathy or were viewers just over him?

91 comments

1 Lizzie { 10.10.13 at 2:41 pm }

@47 You being rude again Daisy? lol. Of to buy some rib-eye

2 daisy { 10.10.13 at 2:44 pm }

I don’t think it was me who was showing off his Aussie assets.

3 Lizzie { 10.10.13 at 2:48 pm }

Jade would like to jerkey his turkey.

4 Deano { 10.10.13 at 2:51 pm }

Sonia looked really upset before she announced “It’s time to go Ben”..
Channel 9 will be dissapointed that Ben is gone. He was great for ratings. I don’t buy the. Theory that Ben’s votes were blocked.

5 Lizzie { 10.10.13 at 2:58 pm }

Yeah Deano, Sonia looked like she was fighting back the tears. Ben was just evicted by default in the scramble to get Mumbles out.

6 Evan { 10.10.13 at 3:00 pm }

Channel 9 will be praying like hard that Tim stays in until the end, otherwise they will be stuck with flogging the dead horse of the Jade/Ed non-romance, or manufacturing some new bitch fight between Tahan & Mikayla.
If alcohol is being shipped into the house more regularly than usual, that will be a sign that the producers want the remaining housemates to get drunk and initiate some sort of dumb behaviour or arguments.

7 daisy { 10.10.13 at 3:02 pm }

Lizzie, now they’ve all had an eye-full there’ll be nothing more to declare at the airport.

8 Evan { 10.10.13 at 3:04 pm }

It is a shame that Nathan voluntarily evicted himself, he could have filled the role in the house that Ben has now been vacated from.
Heck, if I were in charge, I would even consider bringing Justynn back in temporarily, to ferment an argument or two.

9 Lizzie { 10.10.13 at 3:08 pm }

Just be careful Daisy that you don’t give Customs the stink-eye.

10 daisy { 10.10.13 at 3:19 pm }

No way Lizzie. I don’t want to feature on Border Security.

RR would have to devote a thread to it.

11 daisy { 10.10.13 at 3:22 pm }

BDD W are watching a US show called Ghost Town Gold-Trailblazing to Treasure. You might like it. These guys are going around trying to rip off the old ranchers of their valuable ‘junk’. More interesting than it sounds.

12 Lizzie { 10.10.13 at 3:54 pm }

Ah a bit like American Pickers? My partner loves that show. He loves old junk that has historical value.

Maybe that’s why he loves me – an old piece with a bit of history!

13 bbhm { 10.10.13 at 5:02 pm }

Though I liked Ben, at the end he got a little contrived, I wouldn’t want to watch him until the end, yawn feast !!
His talks to the Australian public got a bit boring at the end, and became more strategic, a bit like Ed’s Diary Tim bashing talks…. there started be a personal agenda behind it, and frankly not matter what everyone says the Australian Public is not stupid. Bens charm was that he appeared naive and oblivious to his power and charm , but as his talks got more strategic and he bit of his charm lost its sparkle and hence public voters.

It’s pretty arrogant that people keep saying that the Australian public is stupid, and only they can see the HM’s they truly are. We ALL see the bad and good in all the HM’s but we just have our Fav’s and are more accepting of them as a whole.

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14 Carol (without the e) { 10.10.13 at 6:37 pm }

I’m still catching up on today’s posts. I found myself sitting with my hand over my mouth in shock last night when Ed’s name was read out and Ben & Tim were left on the bench. No… I didn’t vote this week. Bugger!

Before the show aired… I had a thought about Ben winning. If he had gone all the way… and won… would he be able to handle all his “new friends” that would come out of the woodwork to befriend him?

I thought there would be a big chance of him being more depressed about his situation if he thought everyone was only there because of the money.

So, much as I’m sure he could have used the $250K, it might be better that he didn’t win.

15 Carol (without the e) { 10.10.13 at 6:41 pm }

I think Tahan’s level of votes was similar to the week that the Sugar Sisters scored high just so Tully would go.

Everyone voted for Tahan to ensure Ed left… but everyone assumed Ben would be OK.

Quite a turn up for the books hey!!!

16 Carol (without the e) { 10.10.13 at 6:46 pm }

Oh and Ed’s brother claims to be identical? No he isn’t… he’s the ugly twin if you ask me!!!

17 daisy { 10.10.13 at 7:38 pm }

If Ben had won he could have let his friend off the pie money.

18 Lizzie { 10.10.13 at 7:39 pm }

Tahan – Mikk did not nom Ben. Ben received 4 points – 2 from Jade and 2 from Drew.

19 daisy { 10.10.13 at 7:41 pm }

Ha ha. We are lying on the bed relaxing when the doorbell rings and a sweet voice calls out from behind the door. w doesn’t want to go because he’s IN HIS UNDIES. Ha ha. They’ve already seen it all.

20 Ali { 10.10.13 at 7:59 pm }

Carol (without the e) @66

I agree Ed is the better looking twin.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/things-cant-get-lower-for-north-melbournes-ed-lower/story-e6frf9jf-1226052819243

http://www.westernbulldogs.com.au/player-profile/nick-lower
(this is past profile; his brother is no longer with the bulldogs)

21 Ali { 10.10.13 at 8:08 pm }

Actually, between them, they’ve been through quite a few clubs. Maybe they’re the ones voting for Ed.

22 Carole { 10.10.13 at 8:10 pm }

Aw, poor Tim, he’s so upset!!!!!

23 Bbhm { 10.10.13 at 8:11 pm }

Haha tahan hasn’t disappointed me. She nominated mikkayla , no guts no glory!!!

24 Carole { 10.10.13 at 8:17 pm }

He left out Jade & Ed in his message.

25 Carole { 10.10.13 at 8:18 pm }

Oh, that’s odd, Nathan had a week where he was immune, but the girls are not.

26 Lizzie { 10.10.13 at 8:19 pm }

Loved Drew’s take on Ed! Conspiracy theorist lol.

And Ed thinks Tim is rude to the “gels”. Maybe Ed, but you are using YOUR gel.

27 Carole { 10.10.13 at 8:31 pm }

Oh, so she’s not going to watch all of the nominations, only 2. I thought it would be like last year and she would watch them all.

28 Carole { 10.10.13 at 8:34 pm }

Well this is awkward!!!

29 Carole { 10.10.13 at 8:36 pm }

Wow, I thought she’d nominate Tahan.

30 Bbhm { 10.10.13 at 8:51 pm }

I actually thought mikkayla was smarter than that, not only did she not nominate tahan, but she showed tahan and boog that she nominated drew.

What a waste of a super power

31 Carole { 10.10.13 at 8:57 pm }

Ha ha, Big Brother is always funny when Tim nominates.

32 Carole { 10.10.13 at 9:06 pm }

What the fuck? Why is she nominating Drew again? I thought she would nominate Tahan with all her extra points, what a waste.

33 Carole { 10.10.13 at 9:16 pm }

Ha ha, that song by Mike was soooooooo funny!!!!!!!!!

34 Alicia { 10.10.13 at 9:56 pm }

The song was good! Boog will probably go but I hope Mikkayla does.

35 Evan { 10.10.13 at 10:19 pm }

The next eviction will be a complete non-event, unless Boog somehow has a few good edits in the next few Daily shows.
If Mikayla goes, there will be nobody left in the gold bedroom, and Mr Clooney will need a new master or mistress.
Ed is safe for another week, betcha he now makes the final 3.
Ben has left a huge hole in my Big Brother viewing, one that not even Tim at his most diabolical and funny can fill.

36 Evan { 10.10.13 at 10:20 pm }

Oh, and Drew was a complete hypocrite tonight, conveniently forgetting that he is partly to blame for Ben being evicted.
Drew lost some points with me over that conversation with Tahan.

37 Deano { 10.10.13 at 10:59 pm }

Tactical blunder by Mikk not giving another 2 votes to Maddy, knowing that Boog had given Maddie 3…. 3+2=5. Drew strategy was 2+2=4.
5 > 4.
Also, Mikkayla lost the psychological battle with Tahan.. But.. Mikk still my favorite.

38 Bbhm { 10.10.13 at 11:02 pm }

Ed mikkayla Jade and Madeline backstabbing Tim again in the kitchen. Ed was talking and the girls were hanging off his every word, but honestly guys I didn’t understand what his point was or what he was trying to say, he jumps all over the place in his conversations, starts saying something then stops, he is so confusing . He then said he was really upset, because tahan always defends Tim, and straight away Jade and mikkayla say” yes she does, we both have been saying that from the beginning” So confusing, in their rush to bag tahan and create mistrust towards her, they basically said that she has been loyal to tim from the beginning, but then they say she is not to be trusted??? Can’t have it both ways girls……

I honestly think this little group of four are so desperate for the cash and to bad mouth Tim and the others that they don’t even know what they are talking about or complaining about anymore. It’s good to see that now that the power has shifted away from them, they are losing the plot and their nastiness is coming out even more.

39 Bbhm { 10.10.13 at 11:04 pm }

Evan I think Drew, truly believed that Ben was a safe bet, and he dud that thinking Ed would go.

Drew looked shocked with the outcome

40 Evan { 10.10.13 at 11:39 pm }

Tim will be safe now until the very end. His fans would have got a wakeup call last night not to be complacent the next time he is up for eviction + he will attract some of the people who were supporting Ben.

41 daisy { 10.10.13 at 11:51 pm }

Evan I think you got that right.