Big Brother Ep 1 Recap: In and out as 12 enter and Laura goes home

• Talia narrowly beat out Laura and won the power to nominate three Housemates for eviction

The first episode of Big Brother aired on Seven as the first 12 Housemates entered the Big Brother house and Kieran was tasked with a secret mission from the get-go. Daniel worried his loud snoring has put a target on his back while tea-addict Angela butted heads with Big Brother. 

 Kieran was the first person to enter the house. Big Brother entrusted him with a secret mission – to greet every other Housemate with a high five; give each of them a nickname and say it aloud; give each of them a massage, and create a secret handshake with everyone. If he succeeded, the bedroom door would be unlocked. If he failed, Housemates would have to find somewhere else to sleep. Kieran passed and the bedroom door was unlocked.

The nomination challenge was called Swingers where Housemates laid on individual swing boards and attempted to lever themselves forward and backward to gain momentum. As Housemates swung higher and higher, they placed balls on a small shelf, one ball at a time. The first Housemate to successfully place five balls on their shelf was the winner. Talia narrowly beat out Laura and won the power to nominate three Housemates for eviction, and felt the emotional burden of holding the nomination power. 

Desperate superfan Kieran scrambled to keep himself in the game while Zoe promised everyone a taste of her souvlakis. In the end, Laura was ousted proving just how critical it is to make strong connections, fast.

Laura Coriakula from Melbourne was the first to be eliminated saying of her eviction:  “I’m very shocked. I did not see that coming. I honestly thought the way that Kieran was carrying on I didn’t have to fight. It would have been nice to stay longer but every moment I was being myself. I wasn’t here to fake anything. I like being first at everything so there you go, first evicted.”

Tomorrow four new Housemates – Chad, Garth, Sarah and Sophie – sneak into the Big Brother house under the cover of darkness. Big Brother unveils a winter wonderland that will force old and new Housemates to break the ice but they’ll need to keep their cool because the game is heating up with the second eviction looming.

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