Stuart adorns dunce cap
Dizzy Big Brother contestants lose six grand.
04:52 06 June 2004
Big Brother dwellers lost GBP6,000 from their prize fund last night after performing badly on a gut-wrenching intelligence test.
The housemates were playing to save a tenth of their GBP100,000 booty.
But within 30 minutes, the thickies had lost not only GBP6,000.
The contestants initially had to rate themselves in terms of intelligence.
Emma was placed in eleventh slot, while "genius" Stuart found himself first among equals.
The test was repeated again with the criteria changed to physical strength. The general consensus was that muscle man Jason was the strongest.
With the two candidates chosen, the other nine housemates boarded a roundabout in the garden.
Stuart had to answer nine questions (eight worth GBP1,000 and one worth GBP2,000).
For each question answered incorrectly, money was deducted from the prize fund.
Jason in the meantime had to spin the roundabout at a rate of 15 revolutions per minute.
All the housemates were to stand on the roundabout with one subtracted each time Stuart answered a question correctly.
If anyone jumped voluntarily, a further GBP1,000 was subtracted from the future prize fund.
Victor came off first, followed by Dan, Ahmed and Marco.
Marco threw almost immediately after disembarking.
With Stuart answering four questions wrong and Ahmed not on the roundabout from the start of the task, the prize money now stands at GBP85,000.