What made you apply to be a Big Brother housemate?
I love the programme. It is, for me, the ultimate reality TV show ever. I’ve got multiple sclerosis and so the reason why I never applied before is because I always saw those whacking great big stairs to get into the house. It just felt a little bit unachievable because for the first three years of my illness I was in a wheelchair. When I saw it was coming back and searching for real people from all walks of life, I thought, this is my year.
What part of the experience are you most looking forward to?
I’m really looking forward to meeting new people. I’m quite plugged in and I’ve got quite a bit of emotional intelligence so I think I’ll know if someone is having rubbish day and we’ll have a chat. I’m quite inquisitive and nosy. I’m also really, really looking forward to the challenges and the tasks.
How would your friends and family describe you?
A lot of fun. I’m a bit of a force to be reckoned with. I’m a doer and I’m quite competitive.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself…
I am the biggest Arsenal fan ever. I’m not sure people would expect that from me but I love everything about Arsenal, from the invincible days right up to where we are now. I was also once on Deal or No Deal and won £35,000.
What are you most likely to get nominated for?
Probably for being a bit bossy. I’m gonna really try not to be but I really like things to go my way. I definitely talk too much and I’m loud. My husband always says that even my whisper is a normal person’s talking voice.
What would you do with the prize money if you won?
We would pay off our debts, of course, but my biggest thing would be that I want to take all of my family to see Mickey Mouse in Disneyland.
Who would be your dream celebrity to live with?
Probably Adele. I really, really like Piers Morgan too.