SIXTY-FIVE new housemates, including a platoon of Gurkhas, were introduced into Big Brother last night, swelling numbers in the show for its tense final week to over 200.
Around 97 new contestants joined the house in the previous seven days while another 42 were evicted. Six died of natural causes, 11 committed suicide and four have simply disappeared, although the fear is they have been eaten.
A further 19 died in a violent factional struggle provoked by Big Brother on Tuesday, while two were killed in a knife throwing accident during a dangerous 'circus skills' task, which also led to one housemate being hospitalised with lion bites.
Jaz Jankel, series producer, denied the show had lost momentum because of the constant changes in personnel, which even led to one housemate, Pudding, being ejected and restored 17 times before she was ripped apart by an angry mob during her last eviction night.
However, he admitted that no one knew for certain who was in the house anymore, or even whether any of the original occupants were still alive, but then promised “a great final week”.
He said: “The Gurkhas are some of the most feared fighting men in the British army. If they can’t finish off the rest of these pathetic fuckers and end this misery for ever, no one can.”