It’d be bet­ter if Sun­shine leaves BB, says dad

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page - By TARA DUN­DON tara.dun­don@pe­ter­bor­oughto­

THE fa­ther of Big Brother house­mate Sun­shine hopes the peo­ple of Peter­bor­ough will see the sun­nier side to his in­tel­li­gent daugh­ter when she faces the pub­lic vote tonight.

Speak­ing for the first time to The Evening Tele­graph, Sun­shine’s fa­ther, An­thony Mar­tyn (67), of El­ton Road, Wans­ford, be­lieves the re­al­ity TV show is not bring­ing out the best side of the young woman.

For­mer King’s School pupil Yvette Mar­tyn (24), was picked to en­ter the fa­mous house in front of six mil­lion view­ers last Wed­nes­day night.

But fol­low­ing an out­burst which came as she found out 10 peo­ple thought she was be­hind a se­ries of das­tardly deeds in the house, the 24-year-old was put up for evic­tion by her fel­low house­mates.

The med­i­cal stu­dent who stud­ies at Le­ices­ter Uni­ver­sity is one of three house­mates to face the boot tonight.

Mr Mar­tyn said: “From day one I told my daugh­ter that I wasn’t happy about her go­ing on Big Brother.

“She is well above that type of pro­gramme.

“I knew all along that she never re­ally stood a the chance of be­com­ing in­te­grated in that house.

“No­body has yet to point out that she is a classy and very in­tel­li­gent girl.

“This time next year she will be Dr Mar­tyn.

“She has passed all her mod­ules at med­i­cal school with dis­tinc­tion, but I feel she is be­ing hu­mil­i­ated in that house.”

How­ever, in an un­usual twist to events, Big Brother will of­fer the un­lucky three the chance to save them­selves be­fore the pub­lic vote tonight.

The win­ner of a “save and re­place” task will get the chance to chose an­other house­mate to face evic­tion this week in­stead of them.

Mr Mar­tyn added: “I worry that the peo­ple who watch the show will go by what they see on tele­vi­sion and vote her out on Fri­day.

“Al­though, I think that would hon­estly be the best thing for her be­cause she shouldn’t be in the house, I un­der­stand that she won’t want to be the first one out.

“She has had a very dif­fi­cult life.

“She lost her mother and her grand­par­ents, who vir­tu­ally brought her up, and coped with all of that while tak­ing her A-Lev­els, pass­ing with fly­ing colours.

“She was also mugged three times and nearly mur­dered in Turkey.

“Things have been tough for her.

“The trou­ble with Sun­shine is that she has got this streak of ex­hi­bi­tion­ism, which is why she en­tered Big Brother.

“I just hope the pub­lic can see what I see – a won­der­ful, in­tel­li­gent young woman.”

Her brother Gwyn (26) had ear­lier told The Evening Tele­graph that he had found it tough to watch his sis­ter go through a dif­fi­cult time with­out be­ing able to give her a sup­port­ive hug or phone call.

There was some good news for Sun­shine’s hopes of stay­ing in the Big Brother house, how­ever, as bookmakers yes­ter­day made squat­ter Shabby the new favourite for an early evic­tion fol­low­ing a spate of tears and tantrums.

NOT HAPPY: An­thony Mar­tyn at home in Wans­ford.

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