Hollyoaks star Rachel Shenton says Mitzeee would be great on Big Brother! Who’re your BB dream team characters?

by Lynn Connolly

Rachel Shenton, who plays air headed Mitzeee Minniver in Hollyoaks, reckons that her character would be a favourite housemate if she were on Big Brother.

According to Rachel, Mitzeee, who is of course a fame hungry wannabe, would be a hit with BB viewers as she’s so “entertaining”.

Speaking to the PA, Rachel said, “I think she’d be brilliant on Big Brother.

“I’m sure people would keep her in because she’s entertaining and they’d watch her with their mouth open, like, ‘Oh my God has she just said that? That was outrageous’.

“She would 100 per cent be trying to push some romance too.”

However, Rachel was quick to point out that in real life, she’s nothing like her Hollyoaks character.

She said, “Thank God I’m different to Mitzeee, I wouldn’t have any mates!”

And when asked what was the worst clothing she’d ever had to wear from Mitzeee’s garish wardrobe, Rachel said,”I think the worst thing I’ve had to wear was probably the gold bikini that I sported in my first episode.

“At first I was like, ‘Oh my God this is awful’. I think the costumes are perfect for Mitzeee, it’s so great for the character and I’ve always got a good reaction to it.

“Sometimes when the shorts are a bit too short or the tops are a bit too low, I’m like, ‘Really?’ but generally it’s fine, because it’s for the character.”

Rachel made her comments about Mitzeee while attending a press launch ahead of this year’s Clothes Live Show, whre some of the cast of Hollyoaks making guest appearances. The show is to be held on December 2nd to the 7th.

But getting back to her belief that Mitzeee would be great in BB, it made me wonder which other soap characters would make for interesting housemates?

I’d love to see Mary and Norris from Corrie in there, and having to live alongside Fatboy from EastEnders, and maybe Amy from Emmerdale…

Let us know who your soapy dream team BB contestants would be!

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.