I wonder why they had 3 presenters that day? Richard Orford was doing a re-launched version of the family of the week where he stayed with them instead of them being at the house. Unless they dropped that format like they did the telecopter and bought Richard in to the house too like with Denise.
Isn't The Big Decision 'Judge The Grudge' under a new name?
The Big Decision dated back to the Chris and Gaby era, they ran alternately. Judge The Grudge settled disputes between two people, The Big Decision solved a personal dilemma. I remember the first of the latter because it was some bloke saying "shall I get a dog or a girlfriend", and after it Evans decided he was a terrible bloke and, after the show of hands between the two options, he said "Hands up who thinks he doesn't deserve either!", and then refused to talk to him on the phone.
Richard Orford came into the house every Friday in the 1996 relaunch, he was with the Family of the Week in their house from Monday to Thursday, and then the family and Orford came into the house on Friday. But as I've said before, Orford did loads in the house on Fridays, not just with the family, which led me to assume they'd already decided Rick and Sharron weren't going to work and they needed some other people in there sharpish.