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I have only ever asked a boy out once.. he turned me down because he was gay; EXCLUSIVE THE TRUTH ABOUT HOLBY'S SEX-MAD STAFF NURSE DONNA.


SHE'S seduced a surgeon in a toilet, ravished RAVISHED, pleadings. In indictments for rape, this technical word must be introduced, for no other word, nor any circumlocution, will answer the purpose. The defendant should be charged with having "feloniously ravished" the prosecutrix, or woman mentioned in the indictment. Bac. Ab.  a doctor while high on drugs and shared a night of lesbian passion with a midwife.

And now, finally, all the hard work and heavy breathing has paid off for Holby City's sex-mad staff nurse Donna Jackson.

"All that snogging Noun 1. snogging - (British informal) cuddle and kiss
caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, petting, smooching, snuggling, necking - affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
 was worthwhile," giggles actress Jaye Jacobs Jaye Jacobs (born 27 May 1982 in Street, Somerset, England) is a British actress.

She is most famous for her role as comical and fun loving nurse Donna Jackson in the BBC medical drama series Holby City. In 2005, she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing.
, who plays the man-crazy medic medic: see alfalfa.  in the BBC BBC
 in full British Broadcasting Corp.

Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.
1 hospital drama. "We've finally won a Bafta."

Wearing a figure-hugging burgundy gown Jaye took to the stage with co-stars Robert Powell, Amanda Mealing Amanda Mealing (born April 22, 1968) is a British actress who was born in London.[1] She is most recognised as Connie Beauchamp in Holby City and for her role in Serious and Organised.  and Hugh Quarshie to collect the series' first award from Dallas star Patrick Duffy at the glitzy glitz   Informal
Ostentatious showiness; flashiness: "a garish barrage of show-biz glitz" Peter G. Davis.

 bash last week.

"It was such a huge shock because we have been nominated a few times and never won," says 25-year-old Jaye.

"It was so great to know that all our hard work has paid off. People don't realise that to produce 52 episodes a year we have to work 50 weeks a year, from 7am to 7pm, five days a week and sometimes on Sundays."

And even after the Bafta triumph, Jaye had to leave the celebration party in full-swing at London's swanky swank·y  
adj. swank·i·er, swank·i·est

swanki·ly adv.

 Grosvenor Hotel at midnight to be back on set at Elstree at 7am.

"I had to get up at 5am and I was a little bit hungover," admits Jaye, who has been in the show - which regularly attracts more than six million viewers - for five years.

"But everybody was so pleased the next day and the producers put on a big do at lunchtime.

We all worked a little bit harder that day."

And while shameless Donna will stop at nothing to snare snare (snar) a wire loop for removing polyps and tumors by encircling them at the base and closing the loop.

 a rich doctor, Jaye says she would never make all the running in real life.

"That is not my style at all," says Jaye, who was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2005. "I would never have the guts to proposition a man the way Donna does. I do that stupid thing where I think that if I ignore a man, he'll know I really like him.

"I have only ever asked out a boy once, when I was 15. I was in a college musical and during rehearsals I changed the lyrics in one of the songs to ask him out.

"He said 'No' because he was gay. I'm still licking my wounds 10 years later."

She has been dating boyfriend Nitin, 25, a research and consultation manager for seven months and admits she is madly in love.

"It's a good job he was the one who asked me out or we would never have seen each other again," says Jaye, who lives in West London. "I'm too shy.

"We met through mutual friends and he is gorgeous. He is nothing like any of the male characters on the show which is why I like him so much.

"We're both really into cooking and enjoy making curries together, so it's not very rock 'n' roll.

"It makes him laugh to see me being so forward in Holby."

This week Donna is about to get into even more trouble when she be comes embroiled in a love triangle with sleazy surgeon Michael Spence (Hari Dhillon) and snooty consultant Connie Beauchamp (Amanda Mealing). "Sometimes I'm shocked when the scripts arrive and I read what Donna is getting up to next," she says.

"It was a complete shock when I realised I had to seduce a man in the toilets. I thought, 'come on, at least get a hotel room'.

"And I really wondered how I was going to do it because it's so removed from the real me. But Hari and I are used to the fact that all our scenes are completely flirtatious."

Jaye still blushes when she recalls the raunchy raun·chy  
adj. raun·chi·er, raun·chi·est Slang
a. Obscene, lewd, or vulgar: "[He]
 lesbian kiss scene with her friend, Kelly Adams, who played midwife Mickie Hendrie.

"The lesbian kiss is remembered by everyone," she says. "And I always cringe when I seemyself on-screen in some kind of sexual situation.

"My parents laugh their heads off, but I always think of my poor grandad when it goes out on screen.

"He's 85 and it can't be much fun for him - he switches over to the football and pretends he hasn't seen the sex scenes."

But what do real nurses make of Donna's outrageous man-eating antics?

"They seem to love watching it," she says. "They say things like, 'I wish we got to wear that much lipgloss'.

"Some of the nurses I've met have been really quite extreme with Mohican haircuts, tattoos, loads of make-up and jewellery.

I've never met anyone who has been sensitive about Donna throwing herself at men. The women I meet seem to appreciate her tactics."

An only child, Jaye grew up in the West Country with civil servant mum Judy and dad Tom, who made shoes.

"I had 110 pairs of shoes when I was four," she laughs.

While at school, she also attended the National Youth Music Theatre before going to the Arts Educational School in London when she was 18.

She appeared on stage in West End shows Rent and Golden Boy and was rehearsing for a part in Fame when she was offered the role in Holby.

A yoga fan and a curvy size 12, Jaye is relieved she is not under the same pressure as other actresses to be super-skinny.

"I like to think Donna's figure is part of her loveable charm," she says. "Although she has racy rac·y  
adj. rac·i·er, rac·i·est
1. Having a distinctive and characteristic quality or taste.

2. Strong and sharp in flavor or odor; piquant or pungent.

3. Risqué; ribald.

 scenes, she is not exactly a pin-up.

"Those tunics are so unflattering and people are shocked to see me out of the blue uniform, they don't recognise me."

"On the street my figure doesn't seem so bad but the telly puts 10lbs on you and I'm acting alongside lovely, young, skinny women.

"If I had a part in a huge film that required being a sex siren then I suppose I would have to consider changing my figure, my skin and my hair."

For now, she insists she has no ambitions to leave Holby, but would like to marry and have a family "one day".

"There is a very light-hearted atmosphere on set," she says. "I always know if I'm working with Robert Powell or Hugh Quarshie that I'm going to be in for a giggle.

"I'm really happy, I love the show and now it's a Bafta winner," she says.

So how did she feel about meeting the legendary Bobby Ewing at the Bafta ceremony where the show had beaten EastEnders and Emmerdale to the best continuing drama prize?

"I didn't know who he was," she confesses. "What year was Dallas on?"

Holby City, BBC1, Tuesdays, 8pm.


AS Jaye had never heard of Dallas, here are a few nuggets about the iconic TV show...

IT first aired in April 1978. Bosses only ordered five episodes as they weren't sure if it worked.

SET in Texas, it was described as a series of "dramatic feuds in the land of the big rich" and centred on the Ewing family, with scheming, womanising oil baron JR at the top of the tree, together with wife Sue Ellen and younger brother Bobby, played by Patrick Duffy.

BOBBY was at one point killed off in a car accident but after a series without him and plummeting ratings Duffy was persuaded to return to the show.

His accident was then presented as a long - and totally absurd - dream sequence.

THE show ran for 13 seasons until May 1991, and inspired the spin-off Knots Landing featuring the third Ewing brother, Gary.


BIG NIGHT Jaye, left, with Holby team Hugh Quarshie, Amanda Mealing, Robert Powell and Dallas's Patrick Duffy; HOT LIPS With surgeon Spence (Hari Dhillon); RAUNCHY Lesbian kiss with Kelly Adams; BLUSHES Jaye as Holby's nympho nym·pho  
n. Informal
A female who is affected with nymphomania; a nymphomaniac.


pl -phos Informal short for nymphomaniac

Noun 1.
 nurse Donna; Picture: MARTIN SPAVEN
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 28, 2008
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