Melanie (Mel) Hill was born in London in 1974, and graduated from Sussex University with a degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science. She entered the first series of Big Brother, and was eliminated in the penultimate week. She went on to have a short career in the media, presenting reality dating show Chained on E4.
The original Big Brother eye was a close-up of Mel's left eye.
She is not the Melanie Hill who is former wife of Sean Bean.