Stormy time for Sunshine in the Big Brother house
SHE may be known as Sunshine, but a Peterborough medical student has had a stormy ride in the Big Brother house in recent days.
Former King’s School Pupil Yvette Martyn, who prefers to go by the hippy-esque moniker, burst into tears after discovering most of her housemates suspected she was the show’s secret mole.
The 24-year-old provided the show’s first dose of drama with her outburst, which came as she found out 10 people thought she was behind a series of dastardly deeds in the house. Meanwhile, the real plant Mario only got two votes, granting him full housemate status and a reprieve against instant eviction.
Sunshine’s week looks from going from bad to worse, with bookies naming her as 33/1 outsider to win the show and favourite to be voted out first.
But her brother Gwyn, who lives near Stibbington, Peterborough, believes her blossoming friendship with popular Mario could bring out the real Sunshine.
He said: “Now that Mario’s a proper housemate and doesn’t have to worry about being thrown out, maybe they will get close.
“They stood next to each other before they were chosen to go into the house and when she went in, she game him a hug.”
It seems his prediction could come true, because Mario recently told a tearful Sunshine: “You’re my little sister in this house. I’ve got your back.”
Gwyn (26) revealed it had been tough to watch his sister go through a difficult time without being able to give her a supportive hug or phone call.
He said his tip to her would be to let her quirky, caring character shine through.
He said: “She’s not coming across as herself. She’s been really shy but I know her as loud and confident.
“There is no one really similar to her in the house. The girls are quite bitchy and the boys are as well – it’s like there is nothing going on in their heads.
“If I could give her some advice, I’d tell her to try and be interest- ing. “The whole idea of the show is to entertain people. At the moment, it’s really dull and nothing is happening.
If Yvette gets voted out, they are going to have to put more people in to liven things up a bit.”
When she leaves the Channel 4 show, Gwyn said Sunshine plans to return to Leicester University to continue studying medicine.
He said one of her dream jobs would be as a TV doctor on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies.
Sunshine was picked to enter the famous house in front of six million viewers on Wednesday night. It is the 11th and final series of Channel 4’s Big Brother this year, with many of the housemates hoping they will emulate the showbiz success of past contestants.
The hopefuls’ lives are scrutinised by cameras 24 hours a day and they face weekly tasks and evictions. Sunshine’s family do not believe she has a game plan but she hopes her mix of beauty and brains will set her apart.
The ambitious student also has aspirations of becoming Prime Minister one day, despite admitting she knows very little about politics.
She is currently single and says on her blog that she loves men with “big strong arms and brains to match her own”.
She lives with her pet Chihuahua Tinkerbell and a friend. Sunshine’s appearance on the programme is not the first time Peterborough has clinched a showing on reality TV.
Aston Merrygold from JLS and Nicole Lawrence both found fame on the X-Factor.
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