The 'Big Brother' house has been given a circus themed task.

The contestants gathered around in the kitchen earlier today (07.07.09) as Sophie (Dogface) read out instructions for the 'Big Brother Vaudeville Circus' - which is divided into five different tasks.

The first 'act' is for two housemates who will become 'fan dancers' and have to perform a "demur yet seductive" routine.

In the second part of the task another two person team will become a circus performance thrower and glamorous assistant.

The third task is for two housemates to learn how to tightrope walk in the garden.

In the next task, the "bravest" and "most Fearless" housemate must learn how to ride a unicycle.

Competing the line up will be a strongman and strongwoman who will also perform for the other housemates.

As the housemates were handed their leotards and various items of brightly coloured circus attire, there was much laughter but also worry as to whether they would be enough to hide housemates' modesty.

As Siavash and Kris donned their skimpy black leotards, the Iranian housemate said to his fellow performer: "This is ridiculous. Your p***s will actually hang out! This is a bikini for a woman!"

Noirin was also worried about her breasts falling out of her leotard, while Marcus was forced to borrow a pair of Rodrigo's underpants, to replace his own boxer shorts under his leotard.

After he had dressed, Charlie remarked on a lack of bulge in the front.

Marcus defended himself saying: "You know how your d**k shrinks when you're in danger?"

Charlie mockingly replied: "Aye, okay. I believe ya."