While Sonia hosts the live show, Shelley Craft hosts the pre-recorded highlights of "Big Brother Showdown" on a Saturday.
Mike Goldman and Michael Beveridge (from Big Brother 9) (
) also comment on the matches. In the arena, the housemates had to divide into teams of seven.Orange team
- Drew, Xavier, Jasmin, Tim, Sharon, Heidi and Jade.Purple team
- Ben, Matthew, Ed, Mikkayla, Tully, Caleb and Tahan.
One person will win 'three significant prizes':
- Spending the night in the Presidential Suite with a housemate of their choice.
- $5,000 cash.
The third prize was not revealed to the house at this stage, but was revealed to the viewers. The winner will receive the 'nominations superpower' we saw work in the show last year.
In the first round "Get a Grip", Jade of the orange team and Tahan of the purple team were suspended above a tank of water. The rules were simple - the first team to let their representative fall into the water would lose and be eliminated. Whenever Big Brother decides, he will announce that one member of each team has to let go of the rope they are using to hold their representative above the water.
Eventually after Drew and Matthew are left, Drew drops Jade into the tank filled with eels. Big Brother then says that Jade deserves another chance for having an 'eel bath' so she joins the winning team in the next round.
Moving on to round two were Ben, Matthew, Ed, Mikkayla, Tully, Caleb, Tahan and Jade. They then had to divide into two groups of four.Orange team
- Tahan, Jade, Matthew and Mikkayla.Purple team
- Ed, Tully, Ben and Caleb.
In the second round the teams had to collect letters to complete words that answered a category, first starting with a, then b, then c. Two were blindfolded and handed letters to a person who balanced on a beam and then set the letters on a board. The blindfolded people were lead by Tahan and Tully, who directed them to letters. The categories were band, kitchen item and a foreign city.
The orange team of Tahan, Jade, Matthew and Mikkayla won this round and move on to the final round. In the final round the four housemates were for some reason wrapped up in clingfilm, and the three that stood up first would be the three that moved on to the final round. Matthew, Tahan and Jade are the three that move on to the final round.
In the final round, the remaining housemates had to build the highest tower in three minutes. It is here that Big Brother tells them that the winner will receive the nominations superpower.
Matthew wins the competition and wins a night in the Presidential Suite, $5,000 and the nominations superpower for this week. In the diary room, Matthew chooses to spend the night in the Presidential Suite with Caleb.