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   News & Clips | Week 6
Here are the news stories for Week 6 of the first sailing of the Ark, covering Days 35-40. Here are the highlights of the week...
  • Jezebel is eighth arkmate to walk the plank
  • The Ark runs into a violent storm
  • Soap opera performed in the theatre
  • T-Rex dramatically dies, arkmates hold funeral service
  • Martha leaves the Ark via the plank
  • Mt Ararat is sighted
  • Paul claims "John is gay" just before going over the side
  • Esther is last to walk the dreaded plank
  • John is declared winner of the Ark gameshow
  • Arkmates share surprise reunion on Mt Ararat
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First Ark beaches on Mt Ararat
First Ark beaches on Mt Ararat
Day 40 (30 May) – John the Baptist stepped onto Mt Ararat to a surprise reunion with his 11 arkmates, who had been made to walk the plank. more...
Esther takes final dive from Ark's plank
Esther takes final dive from Ark's plank
Day 40 (30 May) – Onboard for all 40 days, she came so close to winning... but even Esther (played by Sarah Holine from San Diego) walked the plank. more...
And the winner is... John the Baptist!
And the winner is... John the Baptist!
Day 40 (30 May) – John the Baptist, played by Jem Clines, from York, UK, defied the plank and stayed onboard the Ark to win the top prize! more...
Paul walks the plank and is unmasked
Paul walks the plank and is unmasked
Day 39 (29 May) – Paul became the 10th Bible hero to walk the plank. We now unmask him as Kit Carlson, Episcopal priest from Maryland. more...
"John is gay" shock claim from Paul
Day 39 (29 May) – Last night, in his final interview before walking the plank, Paul revealed to Gabe that he thinks John the Baptist is gay. more...
Paul's revelations in final interview
Paul's revelations in final interview
Day 39 (29 May) – Read the text of Paul's stunning plank interview with Gabe, where he speaks of the poem, the wet dress and duct tape. more...
Day 40: the final show
Day 40: the final show
Day 40 (30 May) – Tonight sees a special live show from the Ark, with the final three unmaskings, live interviews and the landing on Mt Ararat. more...
The end is in sight (literally)
The end is in sight (literally)
Day 38 (28 May) – The arkmates see Mt Ararat. "Only one of us will get there," observed Paul. "The other three will have to swim for it." more...
Arkmates hold requiem for deceased dino
Arkmates hold requiem for deceased dino
Day 38 (28 May) – After the shock of seeing the Ark's only dinosaur go extinct, the arkmates put the beast to rest with a funeral service. more...
Martha walks the plank after 38 days!
Martha walks the plank after 38 days!
Day 38 (28 May) – Martha was ordered back to the kitchen, via the plank, tonight. We reveal her as Julia Dray from Annapolis, Maryland. more...
Largest arkmate becomes extinct
Largest arkmate becomes extinct
Day 37 (27 May) – The four arkmates tried a last-ditch attempt to save the Ark's Tyrannosaurus Rex today, which proved too little, too late. more...
Arkmates do dirty on each other in soap
Arkmates do dirty on each other in soap
Day 37 (27 May) – Acting out their own soap opera, Paul, John, Martha and Esther parodied each other in a production of "A Typical Day on the Ark". more...
Paul: swings when he's winning?
Paul: swings when he's winning?
Day 35 (25 May) – Paul's letter-writing talents are undoubted, but the edgy evangelist has also become a bit of a dab hand at crooning. more...
Vote to open for final four arkmates
Vote to open for final four arkmates
Day 37 (27 May) – All four arkmates will be up for public vote, and the highest scorers will walk the plank on Wednesday and Thursday. more...
Ark hits stormy weather
Ark hits stormy weather
Day 35 (25 May) – The Ark yesterday faced its first period of rough weather since it set sail. A storm is brewing. more...
Jezebel walks the plank!
Jezebel walks the plank!
Day 36 (26 May) – Jezebel became the 8th Bible legend to walk the plank – and we can reveal that she was played by youth worker Rachel Dodd. more...
Plank threesome: Jezebel, Martha or Paul?
Plank threesome: Jezebel, Martha or Paul?
Day 36 (26 May) – Three arkmates face the plank tonight: Paul, Jez and Martha. Paul: "That which does not plank us makes us stronger." more...
 
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