Big Brother ‘mole’ Mario will find out on Saturday whether he will become a proper housemate, after being set one final task by the Tree of Temptation.
He was told the news after going to see the tree on Saturday morning, and was told, “Later on today you lot are going to take part in a quiz, and you’re going to win it.”
He was then advised to remove an earpiece from the cabinet and to wear it in his ear, hidden by his mole costume, as well as carrying a screwdriver with him.
“If we’re going to pull this off you need to listen to me,” the Tree added. “I’m on your side.”
Mario was selected at random as the final person to enter the Big Brother house on Wednesday’s launch show.
However as the only housemate not chosen by Big Brother he was told he had to complete an ‘impossible task’ – trying to avoid detection as a mole while dressed in a mole suit and living in a ‘mole hole’ in the house.
Since he entered the house he has been playing a series of mysterious pranks on the housemates, and faces eviction if they guess he is responsible. If they do not guess he will become a fully-fledged housemate.
However despite his position in the house he has been a hit with viewers and is now second favourite behind ex-squaddie Steve to win the series, according to the bookies.
“Mario is beginning to put Steve’s favouritism under real pressure,” said Ladbrokes spokesman Nick Weinberg.