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   News & Clips | Week 4
Here are the news stories for Week 4 of the first sailing of the Ark, covering Days 21-27. Here are the highlights of the week...
  • Chat-up line contest won by Neb
  • Sunday service ends with "Wild Thing" dance with animals
  • Four arkmates nominated for the plank
  • Martha has romantic dinner date with Neb
  • Neb escapes fight with Samson by walking the plank
  • Unisex bathroom and showers opened
  • Variety performance at the pool ends in royal catfight
  • Simon loses his sea legs
  • Mary Mag walks the plank
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Mary Mag hits the plank
Mary Mag hits the plank
Day 27 (17 May) – After 27 days at sea, Mary Magdalene has walked the plank. We reveal that she was played by Grizelda Gagne from Ottawa. more...
Maggie and Esther face the briny deep
Maggie and Esther face the briny deep
Day 26 (16 May) – The latest nominations brought shocks for some, as Esther and Maggie face the possibility of getting very wet indeed. more...
Simon loses his sea legs
Simon loses his sea legs
Day 26 (16 May) – Simon, in an uncharacteristic turn of events, found himself ready to talk to God on the great white telephone last night. more...
Paul admits to having fun
Paul admits to having fun
Day 26 (16 May) – Paul faces a new challenge, as he finally admits some of his recent behaviour onboard the Ark has been... er... fun. more...
Royal catfight crowns variety performance
Royal catfight crowns variety performance
Day 25 (15 May) – The arkmates today waxed theatrical, as God challenged them to put on a variety show with only 30 minutes' notice. more...
Divine decorator comes in the night
Divine decorator comes in the night
Day 25 (15 May) – An opulent new bathroom has been installed in the Ark, plus carpeting and pictures. It happened while the arkmates were sleeping. more...
Neb planked, narrowly avoids hairy situation
Neb planked, narrowly avoids hairy situation
Day 24 (14 May) – Neb was confronted by an angry and jealous Samson, with just one thing on his mind: Neb's romantic supper with Martha. more...
Neb walks the plank!
Neb walks the plank!
Day 24 (14 May) – He's conquered half the known world and has enough concubines to fill several football stadiums – but Neb is out! more...
Post-plank interview with Neb
Post-plank interview with Neb
Day 24 (14 May) – Neb, one of the two "pagans" onboard the Ark, was fourth to walk the plank. Peter Ould, who played him, talks about the role. more...
Neb dates Martha, Samson Neb dates Martha, Samson "not happy"
Day 23 (13 May) – Neb claimed his prize for winning the chat-up line contest, and sat down to a romantic, candlelit supper with Martha. more...
Four nominated in voting shocker!
Four nominated in voting shocker!
Day 22 (12 May) – In possibly the most shocking development yet, no less than four of the arkmates have been nominated to walk the plank. more...
Esther: Esther: "I'm not just here for laughs"
Day 22 (12 May) – In her diary, Esther says why she's here: "I may love to have fun and throw a little party, but that is not the extent of who I am." more...
Neb wins chat-up line contest
Neb wins chat-up line contest
Day 21 (11 May) – In the bar, the male arkmates turned on the charm with a vengeance as they competed to produce the best chat-up line. more...
Martha shocks with honest sermon
Martha shocks with honest sermon
Day 21 (11 May) – Jezebel led the arkmates onto the top deck for a very different kind of divine service on Sunday. more...
Samson and Martha ponder love affair
Samson and Martha ponder love affair
Day 21 (11 May) – After Martha's startling confession in Sunday's service, she and Samson went to the crow's nest for an intimate tete-a-tete. more...
 
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