As Big Brother's Annihilation Week continued, the housemates were left bitterly divided by a new twist: each was offered £5,000 to take home.
But the £5,000 would be deducted from the prize fund, which is already missing £20,000.
Those who chose the option to become "rich" had to face the wrath of those who decided to stay "poor", living on basic rations and sleeping under scratchy blankets. Only Alex Cannon, Jackson Blyton and Ryan Ruckledge chose to pocket the money - and many were not too pleased about their decision.
-- Taz (@twolftaz) July 14, 2016
However, viewers leapt to their defence: who wouldn't choose the money?
-- Bec Cope Carter (@BecCopeCarter) July 14, 2016
You go in big brother to win money, why would you not take the money when it's offered to you like that? #BigBrother
-- Laura Fay (@LauraFay89) July 14, 2016
I'd probably have taken the money. #BigBrother
-- Kayleigh Bloomfield (@kayleighcheeks) July 14, 2016
In fact, one even pointed out that Big Brother missed out on a trick - and could have been even more devious. Did the housemates get off lightly?
-- JAMES GOLEY (@jamesgoley) July 14, 2016
It was Jackson who came in for the most flak from viewers after he tearfully declared that he regretted his decision.
Jackson is fake, pretending to cry, he's been smoked out for who he is, just an attention seeking and manipulating game player #bigbrother
-- Synergize (@SJ_CROSBY) July 14, 2016
I'm a bit behind.... can someone put a dummy in Jackson mouth! ?? #BigBrother
-- Emma Humphrey (@Emmah_10) July 14, 2016
He could have a new career as an actor...
-- Fiona Kay (@FionaKay) July 14, 2016
Although he left many unconvinced.
-- Ashleigh Wilson (@ashwiltravel) July 14, 2016
There was also no sympathy for the "poor" housemates, who were unimpressed by instant mash and spam and left "starving".
Starving to death
I don't think half of these people actually know what being poor is
With everything that went down... are they all just snakes?
-- #5H LFC (@Jessie_Hanson) July 14, 2016
One thing's for sure: it's all in the name of entertainment
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