Big Brother claims first scalp

Last night on Big Brother, 12 brand new housemates arrived, determined to beat Big Brother at his own game. But Big Brother was ready and waiting with a whole new house full of tricks.

Real estate mogul Daniel was assigned the first secret mission. With former cricketer Nick as his partner in crime they made it to the secret boiler room undetected.

The first nomination challenge set the bar sky high. Fitness trainer Katie and her ex, ironman Max, hit the ground running but it was mother of two Renata who won the power to put three housemates up for eviction.

Renata nominated flight attendant Christina, sheep farmer Melissa and Max. They all scrambled to get the housemates on side but in a massive eviction ceremony twist, Daniel and Nick resurfaced from the boiler room to discover they were the only ones with the power to evict someone tonight. They could choose to cast a vote and send Christina, Mel or Max home or choose not to vote and all three would stay.

After an explosive debate, Nick made the decision not to wield his power, but Daniel took the opportunity to evict alpha Max, a perceived threat to his game.

“I’m devastated,” said Max. “Getting out first wasn’t in my plan. Going home after such a short amount of time really stings and the fact that nobody had to go tonight puts salt in the wound. I just would never do that to somebody. Danny voted for me because he’s insecure in his own abilities and he was more worried about me than he is about himself. I think that’ll come back to bite him.”