Sun­shine’s a ray of hope for BB house

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By KIRSTEN BEACOCK

A WOMAN from Peter­bor­ough is hop­ing to bring a ray of sun­shine into the Big Brother house.

Yvette Mar­tyn, known as Sun­shine, was plucked from a hold­ing pen of TV re­al­ity hope­fuls to go into the in­fa­mous house in front of mil­lions of view­ers live on Chan­nel 4 on Wed­nes­day night.

The 24-year-old for­mer King’s School pupil had faced a nail-bit­ing wait be­fore show host Dav­ina McCall an­nounced her name as the 12th house mate in the 11th and fi­nal se­ries of Big Brother.

Peter­bor­ough is in good form for pro­duc­ing re­al­ity TV tal­ent with As­ton Mer­ry­gold, of JLS fame, and Ni­cole Lawrence mak­ing a name for them­selves on the X Fac­tor.

Now Sun­shine, a fourth year med­i­cal stu­dent at Le­ices­ter Uni­ver­sity, is hop­ing her beauty and brains will prove to be a win­ning com­bi­na­tion as she po­ten­tially faces 13 weeks be­ing in the gaze of cam­eras for 24 hours a day.

And her very own “Big” brother Gwyn Mar­tyn, who lives near Stib­bing­ton, said her ap­pear­ance had taken the fam­ily by sur­prise.

He said: “Yvette had to keep it se­cret, as they are re­ally strict on se­cu­rity, so we didn’t know she was go­ing in.

“It was weird see­ing her on TV and also when they showed her video clips as I had filmed it and my kit­ten was on it as well.”

In her blog, the sin­gle stu­dent claims her am­bi­tion is to be the Prime Min­is­ter, de­spite a lack of po­lit­i­cal knowl­edge, and claims she has had three near death ex­pe­ri­ences in­clud­ing be­ing bit­ten by a poi­sonous spi­der, tak­ing an ac­ci­den­tal over­dose of an­ti­malar­ial drugs and be­ing mugged at knife point.

But she also has a more se­ri­ous and car­ing side, hav­ing worked for the Sa­mar­i­tans and de­cid­ing to be­come a pae­di­atric doc­tor,

Gwyn has watched Big Brother in the past and said he had no idea what her “game plan” would be, but he hopes she will keep un­der the radar and fit in.

De­spite the cir­cus theme to the show her brother says she is no clown.

He said: “She is a re­ally in­tel­li­gent per­son. She has al­ways been out­spo­ken and is con­fi­dent to speak her mind so I think it will de­pend on the other peo­ple, they all seem to be big char­ac­ters so it will be in­ter­est­ing to see how they get on.”

The 26-year-old stock­bro­ker said he thinks the biggest chal­lenge she faces is that she is a strict ve­gan.

He added: “They of­ten have small bud­gets for food and peo­ple don’t of­ten like mak­ing sep­a­rate dishes for veg­e­tar­i­ans. But she is happy eat­ing pasta, so hope­fully she will be okay.

”At the end of the day it is down to the pub­lic and you never know how she is go­ing to be edited but we know the real Yvette.”

Yvette went to El­ton Pri­mary School, King’s Cliffe Mid­dle School, Prince Wil­liam School in Oun­dle be­fore fin­ish­ing her sixth form stud­ies at King’s School.

Head­teacher of King’s School Gary Longman re­vealed he had met Yvette at a din­ner for for­mer pupils three years ago and de­scribed her as “very able”.

He said: “She achieved very highly when she was here and was well thought of.

“I would de­scribe her as car­ing, lively and charis­matic and I am sure peo­ple will be fol­low­ing her with in­ter­est.”

When asked how the for­mer pupil would get on Mr Longman added: “We shall have to wait and see – it is al­ways a lot­tery with the Bri­tish pub­lic.”

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