Interview: Dominic Holland
Tuesday 23 January
Day 21, 20:56
He wears glasses. He's funny. He's won awards. He's talking to us...
How do you think Shilpa is getting on in the House? How would you describe the dynamics between the current housemates? Is Cleo coming across as a bit of a stirrer?
She is very dignified and seems to be handling it very well. Believe me, most men out there are rooting for her!
She wants to be a matriarch, she wants to be the slightly older, intelligent, 'I'm mature and wise' one, and yet when she had the opportunity to do the right thing she just totally didn't take that opportunity on. And I think most people watching the show don't buy anything she says now. Did you see her in character as Tiara?
Poor old Cleo. I feel sorry for her because she is trying to get laughs and they are just not coming. I'm a stand up comic, I have been there, but I normally get off stage. She doesn't know when to stop. She just continues on and thinks, this will work eventually -- it won't! Can you think of a comedy-themed task to set the housemates?
I think you could give them all a laptop for an hour and they need to write a short story -- 2000 words -- with the least amount of grammatical mistakes, a point, a resolution, and some humour! Who do you hope gets evicted next?
Jo. And I would like to be in the crowd booing, because I think Jo is unpleasant. She didn't like Dirk, she enjoys other people's discomfort. She liked arguing with Shilpa, she said 'that's made my day'. And she likes Dirk being pilloried by Cleo. And I just think no-one wants to see that. Who would you like to see in the final line up?
I think Jermaine or Dirk. I think Shilpa will win and I would be very pleased if she did.