Big Brother has ruled that housemates must cry for their supper tonight, which means that there can't be a dry eye in the house if the contestants wan
18:06 02 July 2005
Given the number of tears and tantrums witnessed in the Big Brother house you'd think the housemates would have no problem turning on the waterworks.
But the usual blubberers are somewhat anxious that they won't be up to their latest tearful task.
Big Brother has ruled that housemates must cry for their supper tonight, which means that there can't be a dry eye in the house if the contestants want to win a luxury meal.
Throughout the day, each housemate will be called into the diary room and ordered to turn on the tears.
They will each have 15 minutes to ball their hearts out and collect their tears in a special pair of goggles.
When their time is up they must tip the results of their weep into a tear bucket, which must end up filled with one teaspoonful of tears if they are to win their luxury dinner.
In an effort to help housemates get in touch with their emotional side, Big Brother will play tear-jerking tunes and read though various tales of woe.
But those who are usually the most willing to wail fear they may have trouble welling up on order.
Makosi, an expert in tearful tantrums, moaned that a crying session would ruin her mascara.
"Look, my eye make-up has been done so well," she complained.
Attempting to help Derek cry, Makosi suggested that the hunt master should try imagining that his horse was dead.
But the hard-nosed Tory declared that the thought wasn't "visual enough".
Meanwhile, new housemate Orlaith should have no trouble wailing after wallowing in self pity.
"I know what I'm thinking of," sighed the model, "my life."
It remains to be seen whether there are real tears before bedtime if housemates fail to win their luxury dinner.