There were shouts of joy and screams of excitement when Big Brother finally announced the long awaited merger.
After spending the last week or so speculating about a possible merger since the Emeralds appeared on the scene, the Diamonds and Rubies finally saw it come to pass.
As soon as the Airtel Arena Challenge wrapped, Big Brother made one of the most dramatic announcements yet. "Rubies you have won the Airtel Arena Challenge.
"However, this week, there will be no swap happening. It is with great pleasure that I announce the official merging of the Emerald House, Ruby House and the Diamond House", Biggie said.
As soon as the announcement was made, the Arena descended into chaos as the excited Housemates tried to grasp what had just been said.
Sulu and Elikem even showed off dangerous looking somersaults to celebrate the big news.
After pleading for calm, Big Brother addressed the Housemates again. "You will now all call the Ruby House your home".
The Chasemates couldn't get out of the Arena fast enough. Everyone headed to the Diamond House where a delectable spread awaited them in the garden.
Later, the Housemates will all head to the Ruby House where they will stay until the Big brother finale.
This announcement certainly flips the game on its head. After pouring cold water over the Emeralds and what they might be bringing to the game, the former Rubies and Diamonds know that the game has only just begun.
What will happen come nomination time on Monday? Are we going to see housemates scrambling to change their strategies?
The Emeralds are in the House to carry out one simple mission given to them by Big Brother - to confuse the Chasemates into thinking they are also in the running for the US$300,000 prize.