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