It looks like the housemates are slowly withering down to the last man or woman standing.
Kenya’s Alusa became the first male housemate to be evicted from Big Brother Hotshots on Sunday, and the 7th housemate altogether. When Tanzania’s Laveda was evicted earlier in the evening, she continued the ladies’ losing streak, becoming the 6th consecutive woman to be evicted on the back of Africa’s votes. Alusa broke that streak, but his departure also means that there are no more Kenyan housemates left to compete for the USD300 000 prize, after his compatriot Sabina left last week.
IK Osakioduwa kicked off the show on a serious note, showing viewers how Samantha and M’am Bea had picked up their first ‘strikes’ for contravening Big Brother’s conspiracy rule. They had spoken about their nomination choices earlier in the week, and Big Brother called all the housemates together to remind them of the rules. That sobering moment capped a tough week for the housemates, after they’d also lost their 100% wager – their first failure so far.
Once auditors SizweNtsalubaGobodo had delivered the verified votes to IK, he told viewers that the tie-breaker rule was once again going to have to come into play, as there was a tie in the country votes. Heading into the house, he first asked Head of House Nhlanhla to reveal his ‘add’ decision before revealing the results. The South African told IK that he’d based his decision on the housemates’ performance in the Head of House Qualifier task. He felt that Macky2 had put in the least effort because he was confident in himself and his status in the game, so he’d named the Zambian as his ‘add’ choice.
After sending the nominated housemates to safety, one by one, JJ and Laveda were left standing. IK revealed that the Tanzanian’s time in the Big Brother house was up and asked her to say her goodbyes. When she joined him on stage, he quizzed her about relationships in the house – specifically around her interest in Permithias. “It’s been three weeks – it’s just a mystery,” she said, giving nothing away. She said that perhaps the housemates had expected her to be different and had struggled to come to terms with the way she really was.
The drama wasn’t over, though, as Big Brother told IK that another housemate needed to be evicted. Heading back into the house, IK asked the remaining 6 nominated housemates to stand. He didn’t leave them hanging on for long, telling Alusa to leave the house almost right away. Out on stage, the Kenyan was upbeat, but said he didn’t really know why he’d been evicted. “Maybe the fans thought they’d seen enough of me,” he said after IK offered his presence as an ‘Emerald housemate’ from last season as a possible reason. Speaking about his verbal scuffle with Tayo, he said he’d simply been standing up for his friend JJ.
When IK went back into the house for a third time, the housemates must have feared the worst – but he quickly put them at ease, telling them he was ‘only’ there to reveal the results of the Extravaganza task. After a quick recap, he revealed that Forest Fantasy had picked up the most viewer votes after their Pantomime performance and would be immune from nomination this week.
Namibian Hip Hop star KK rocked the Big Brother stage twice during the live show, performing both ‘Katutura Kid’ and ‘Heavy’. IK also revealed the winner of this week’s StarMeter challenge, which measures the popularity of the housemates, based on social media buzz. Tayo took his second consecutive win, with the buzz indicating that viewers thought he was the sexiest housemate. The question for the coming week is ‘Which Big Brother Hotshot is the most sneaky?’, with both positive and negative sentiments being measured.
Nominations again took place immediately after the Eviction show, but the housemates will only discover their fate during Monday’s Nomination show (20:00 CAT on AfricaMagic Showcase & Maisha Magic and 21:30 CAT on AfricaMagic Family, AfricaMagic World on GOtv).
Big Brother Hotshots is produced by Endemol South Africa.