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Day 01 Highlights

Sim Brother 2006 - Couples Special

Over the next three weeks, five couples will live in the Sim Brother Couples house. Over this time they will be whittled down through a process of nominations and evictions to give one winning couple, who will receive a prize fund of £100,000.

9:15PM - The first couple to enter the house is married couple Liam and Kelly. Kelly is 27 and Liam is 29. They have five children together and are both unemployed. They have been married for 10 years, and had there first child when Kelly was 15.

Kelly: This is nice, init?
Liam:
Yeah, it's looks good.
Kelly:
Come on, let's look around.

9:23PM - The next couple to enter the house is married couple Greg and Marge. Greg is 51 and works in an office. Marge is 48 and is a housewife. They have been married for almost thirty years and have two teenage children. They are devoted Roman Catholics with traditional views.

Kelly: 'ello love. I'm Kelly and this is my 'usband Liam.
Marge:
Nice to meet you both. I'm Marge and this is Greg, my husband.
Greg:
How are you both?
Kelly:
Wicked mate! This is great, innit?
Greg:
Yeah, it's great to be here!

9:31PM - The third couple to enter the house are partners Andy and Pete. Pete is 26 and works as a barman. Andy is currently unemployed but wants to a professional singer.

Kelly: Oh look Liam, I told you they might put a couple of bum buddies in 'ere.
Pete:
We prefer gay couple if you don't mind.
Kelly:
Sorry flower, I didn't mean to cause offence. I'm Kelly, and this is my 'usband Liam.
Liam:
Hiya guys.
Pete:
I'm Pete, and this is Andy my boyfriend.
Andy:
Hello.

Greg: We just need to treat them like everyone else.
Marge:
We don't agree with it Greg.
Greg:
I know, but try not to think about it. As long as they don't do.. anything, in front of us it's fine.
Marge:
Quiet, there coming over.

Greg: Hello. I'm Greg and this is my wife Marge.
Andy:
Hiya. I'm Andy and this is my partner Pete.
Greg:
It's nice to meet you both, isn't it Marge?
Marge:
What? Oh yes, of course. Nice to meet you.

9:37PM - The next couple is Graham and Nicola. Graham is 31 and is an office worker. Nicola is a 29 year old house wife. They have been married for 6 years and are currently going through a rough patch in their marriage and are considering getting divorced.

Graham: We don't want the others to vote us out for arguing all the time.
Nicola:
I thought you didn't want to win?
Graham:
We might as well try now were here. Just think about all the clothes you could get with that money!
Nicola:
I'm not obsessed with clothes Graham! Don't you dare start before we even get in.
Graham:
I'm not starting. Lets just get inside.

Nicola: Hi! I'm Nicola.
Graham:
I'm Graham.
Kelly:
I'm Kelly and this is my 'usband Liam.
Andy:
Hi there, I'm Andy and this Pete, my boyfriend.
Graham:
Hi everyone.
Nicola:
Graham, give the other's a chance to speak!
Graham:
Sorry, who are you?
Marge:
I'm Marge and this is Greg.
Kelly:
Come and sit down then! Think we must all be 'ere by now!

9:43PM - The final couple to enter the house tonight are partners Joe and Samantha. They met just over six weeks ago, and are considering getting married. Joe is 23 and works in an office. Samantha is 22 and is training to be a lawyer.

Joe: I'm Joe, and this is my girlfriend Samantha.
Marge:
Nice to meet you. I'm Marge and this is Greg, my husband.
Samantha:
This house is beautiful.
Kelly:
Do you think so? I thought the entrance was disgusting!

9:51PM - Sim Brother has gathered all the housemates in the garden. For this series, the couples will get ranked every few days. They do not yet know this. The couple in position one will get access to a private bedroom and special privileges. Each couple will also have their own a shopping budget based on their rank. To determine the first ranks, Sim Brother has asked a member of each couple to stand on one of five podiums. The podiums are secretly numbered one to five from left to right.

9:53PM - With the housemates on the podiums Sim Brother has just revealed the meaning of this task and has told the couples their ranks. Graham and Nicola are in position one and get a shopping budget of £14 a day, and access to the private bedroom. Marge and Greg are in position two get a shopping budget of £8 a day. Andy and Pete are in position three and get a shopping budget of £6 a day. Joe and Samantha are in position four and get a shopping budget of £4 a day. Kelly and Liam are in position five get £2 a day for shopping.
Kelly:
Is anyone going to share there food with me and Liam? We can't live on that!
Graham:
You'll manage. You can't get much more than that on benefits!
Kelly:
How did you know about that?
Graham:
It obvious. Your type are all scrounging off us... the hard workers! Your too lazy to work!
Kelly:
I don't 'ave to listen to that abuse! Come on Liam!

10:07PM - It's been 10 minutes since the couples were ranked for the first time. Nicola, Graham, Andy and Pete have gone to view the private bedroom.
Pete:
Wow!
Nicola:
It's like a five star hotel room!
Andy:
It's really nice, I wish we were first.
Graham:
At least your only third. Your shopping budget won't be too hard to manage on.
Nicola:
When do you think we'll be making our shopping lists?
Graham:
They've given us some food for tonight, so probably tomorrow.
Andy:
I think we should just all share our food.
Graham:
We'll help some of you guys out, but it depends how nice everyone is to us.
Nicola:
Graham! We'll help everyone out.

Graham: What, even Kelly and Liam?
Nicola:
Especially them, they've got the least money.
Graham:
There a couple of chavs! They scrounge off us on the outside and now they want to do it in here!
Nicola:
It doesn't matter Graham. Were the top couple... everyone will be expecting us to help them out. They'll nominate us otherwise.
Andy:
We'll leave you two alone.
Graham:
Thanks.

Kelly: What's it like in there?
Pete:
It's really nice.
Andy:
There's even a lock on the door.
Kelly:
They'll be at it like rabbits all night then. I know we would if we were in there.
Pete:
Yeah, there'll be at... each others throats! They always seem to be arguing.
Liam:
I noticed that too.
Kelly:
What they doing in 'ere then?
Andy:
Maybe there trying to rebuild their relationship.
Kelly:
Or maybe that Nicola wants 'er 'ands on another man. I tell you something, she ain't 'aving my Liam!
Pete:
I'm sure she's not after anyone else. That's just a stupid thing to think.
Kelly:
I think being gays a stupid thing to do!
Pete:
That's a pathetic come back.
Kelly:
F**k off!
Liam:
Kelly!
Andy:
Unbelievable! Come on Pete, let's go.

10:11PM - Joe, Samantha, Greg and Marge are in living area, talking about marriage.
Joe:
How long have you been married for?
Marge:
Almost thirty years now.
Samantha:
Really!? That's great! Congratulations.
Greg:
It's actually our anniversary on valentines day.
Joe:
Oh that's really cute, getting married on valentines day.
Marge:
It was Greg's idea. He's a great romantic.
Samantha:
(Laughs) Joe is too. We want to get married soon.
Greg:
How long have you known each other?
Joe:
About six weeks now. Everyone thinks were rushing into things, but we really are in love.
Marge:
If you love each other, then go for it.
Samantha:
Oh thank you Marge!
Marge:
It's fine. I mean, there's no point in waiting. Greg and I don't believe in sex before marriage so we rushed into our wedding too when we were very young! Having the first time on your wedding night is really something special as well.
Samantha:
I'm sure it is.
Greg:
You should wait too.
Joe:
(Laughs) I'm afraid it's too late. I appreciate your views though.

Joe: Oh hey guys, how was the room?
Andy:
The rooms great, you should go and have a look. I'd leave it a few minutes though, because Graham and Nicola are having an argument.
Joe:
What about?
Andy:
I'm not sure.
Pete:
That Kelly's got a right mouth on her as well! She just told us to 'F' off!
Greg:
Oh that is disgusting!
Pete:
I know, and she said it with such an evil tone in her voice as well. It's outrageous.

10:23PM - Graham and Nicola have been arguing for over ten minutes.
Graham:
I'm not giving our money to people we don't like!
Nicola:
Why are you always so obsessed with money!?
Graham:
Because your always spending it!
Nicola:
Your going on about my shopping habits when were in here!? It's not like I can go and buy a load of clothes now is it?
Graham:
Do you know how much money you spent of clothes to come in here with?
Nicola:
No, but you spent about the same! That suit cost over £100.
Graham:
Yeah, but It was reduced from £200. At least I try and save money!
Nicola:
Graham, just shut up! This is mad. Were supposed to be repairing our relationship, not making it worse.
Graham: (Sighs) I'm sorry.
Nicola:
I'm going to go to bed.
Graham:
Already?
Nicola:
I've had enough of you for one day. If your going to start again, you can sleep on the sofa.
Graham:
I won't start again.
Nicola:
Good. Well night.
Graham:
Night.

10:32PM - Greg and Marge are praying, before going to bed.
Marge:
Can you lead today?
Greg:
Of course. Dear God, thank you for today. We've had a nice time and met some lovely people. Thank you for the food you have given us to eat, and the drinks you have given us to drink. Please watch over our children while were away. I know they'll be having a great time with their grandma but they might need extra support while were away. Sorry for not attending church today. We will make up for it when we return. Thank you. Amen.
Marge:
Amen.
Greg:
Night darling.
Marge:
Goodnight.

10:54PM - Greg, Marge, and Nicola are asleep. Graham, Joe and Samantha are in the Jacuzzi.
Graham:
Marriage isn't worth the hassle mate!
Joe:
Oh?
Graham:
I don't want to put you off, but marriage is just a couple of weeks of romance and then it becomes a complete disaster.
Samantha:
Maybe starting a family could bring you back together?
Graham:
We want to have a family, but if were always arguing it isn't going to happen.
Joe:
You've just got to work on it. I'm sure you can sort it out.

The other housemates are on the sofas.
Kelly: Well Marge and Greg lived up to my expectations.
Liam:
How do you mean?
Kelly:
There boring.
Pete:
At least they don't tell people to 'F' off.
Kelly:
I wasn't talking to you, I was talking to my 'usband! And you think Marge and Greg are good friends of yours, do you?
Pete:
Yes, there very nice.
Kelly:
You do know there roman catholic's, don't you?
Pete:
Yes, but what's that got to do with anything?
Kelly:
They don't agree with being gay!
Andy:
What? No, they've been very nice to us.
Kelly:
It's an act, and anyone can see straight through it, except you two apparently!
Pete:
Maybe, there modern roman catholic's. Perhaps they accept it.
Kelly:
Modern? They both look about 60! Do you really expect them to be modern roman catholic's!? I don't think so!

11:10PM
Graham:
And then there's Sunday mornings! You'd expect us to have a romantic lie in together, wouldn't you? But guess what, she gets up and wants to go shopping!
Joe:
Maybe she's got a shopping addiction. She could get help.
Graham:
I've told her that, but she won't listen to me.
Samantha:
I'm going to turn in now.
Joe:
What? Why?
Samantha:
I'm not sitting here listening to this any longer.
Graham:
Oh.. I'm sorry. Not every marriage has problems. I've had quite a bit of champagne too. I'm sorry.
Samantha:
I don't mind you hanging out with us, but can we please change the subject to something a bit happier?
Graham:
Of course. So Joe, what team do you support?
Samantha:
(Sighs).

Andy: Do you believe what Kelly said?
Pete:
I don't know, but it doesn't matter, does it?
Andy:
It doesn't?
Pete:
No. Everyone's entitled to there own views on things. As long as they keep being nice to us, it's fine. I'm sure we can all get on, we just can't rub the fact were gay in their faces.
Andy:
I suppose.

11:32PM - Kelly and Liam are the first couple to visit the diary room.
Sim Brother:
How are settling in to the house?
Kelly:
Badly. We don't like this whole ranking thing. 'ow are we supposed to live on £2 a day?
Sim Brother:
With great difficulty. Perhaps you can persuade some of the other couples to share food with you.
Kelly:
I doubt it. Everyone 'ates us.
Liam:
That's because you swear at them.
Kelly:
No it isn't, there just all losers!
Sim Brother:
Why do you think the other couples are losers Kelly?
Kelly:
Well Marge and Greg are religious freaks. Andy and Pete are a couple of puffs and are always optimistic about everything which really gets on my tits. Graham and Nicola are annoying because there not even 'appy, and they still get the private room, and Joe and Samantha are a couple of loved up youngsters barely out of their teenage years!

Kelly: Anyway, we were thinking that maybe we could do a little task for you and change our rank somehow?
Sim Brother:
Kelly, the only way to change a rank, is through a task, which Sim Brother will announce.
Kelly:
Maybe I could take my clothes off? It could boost ratings!
Sim Brother:
No thank you Kelly.
Kelly:
Oh come on, there 'as to be something we can do? I don't like being at the bottom!
Sim Brother:
You should of chose a different podium.
Kelly:
We didn't even know what the podiums meant!
Sim Brother:
Liam and Kelly, please leave the diary room.
Kelly:
Idiot! Come on Liam, let's go to bed. There's nothing better to do is this dump!

11:50PM - Joe, Samantha, Andy and Pete are the only housemates still up.
Andy:
I can't believe Kelly went on about how boring people were for going to bed, and now they've gone themselves.
Joe:
I really don't like Kelly. She's got one hell of a mouth on her.
Pete:
Yeah, she's very opinionated.
Samantha:
I don't really like how Graham and Nicola are always arguing either.
Pete:
It's a bit of a mad house at the moment. I'm sure things will settle down though.
Joe:
Yeah... so what do you both do on the outside?
Pete
: I'm a barman.
Joe:
Really? That explains why that cocktail was so great then! What about you Andy?
Andy:
I got sacked just before we went into isolation. I was working in a hotel though. I've got bigger dreams than that though. I really enjoy singing, so hope to do something like that on the outside.
Samantha:
Oh, wow... Good luck. If you've got a dream, then go for it! Our dream right now is to get married.
Andy:
That's one of ours too! Well, a civil partnership anyway.
Joe:
(Laughs) I hate political correctness!
Pete:
(Laughs) I think everyone does!

1:13AM - Andy, Pete, Joe and Samantha are going to bed.
Pete:
Night guys. Were glad there's at least one other sane couple in here!
Joe:
(Laughs) Us too. You both seem like great guys.
Samantha:
Have a nice night. They'll probably wake us up at the crack of dawn.
Andy:
Oh, I hope not! I'm moody if I don't get enough sleep.
Pete:
Very moody! (Laughs).

Kelly: Oi! Some of us are trying to sleep 'ere!
Pete:
Oh, sorry Kelly. Were just going to bed now.
Kelly:
Well do it quietly you lunatics!
Pete:
(Laughs) Ok, sorry Kelly! Goodnight.
Kelly:
Shut up!

The first night in the Sim Brother house has come to an end. Tomorrow afternoon the housemates will have to make their first nominations. You, the viewers will then choose who to evict on Tuesday. Stay tuned.