I’M HOLLY W’s NUMBER ONE FAN …and I’m TOPLESS
Blonde Melissa copies her idol’s every action
ANYONE familiar with the career of Holly Willoughby cannot help but be impressed by the telly babe’s charm, bubbliness and sheer determination to succeed.
But Melissa Dalston takes her admiration to a whole new level.
Because the copycat 34- year- old, from Vange, near Basildon, Essex, wants to BE This Morning host Holly and lives a life as close to her idol’s as possible.
Singleton Melissa said: “I look at Holly and I realise that hers is the perfect life and I want my life to be like hers, you see?
“So I’ve dyed my hair blonde and I’ve bought a cat who I call Phillip Schofield.
“Every morning, I sit on the sofa with Phillip Schofield and I feel so close to Holly because I’m being just like her.”
Melissa also wrote a children’s book after reading that Holly was a successful kids’ author.
She said: “Unfortunately, after I sent the manuscript to the publisher, the police arrived – as the girl who had read my book said it was the most disturbing thing she’d ever read.
“So maybe I’ll not do any more writing for a while.”
Mel had more success recreating her own “jungle camp” by a railway line after Holly joined Dec presenting I’m A Celebrity.
She said: “I had the whole Holly experience going on – screaming when I saw a spider and being a bit of a drip. It was a magical time.”
Mel dreams of meeting Holly – but has to wait until a court order banning her from approaching TV stars lapses.
TEST OF SURVIVAL: Mel’s own ‘ jungle camp’ by rail tracks SEEING DOUBLE? Melissa wants to look just like Holly
FUN IN JUNGLE: It was magic for Mel when Holly and Dec got together
TWO TO FOLLOW: Holly and Phillip