Jason Burrill beat the bookies' favourite Hughie Maughan in a surprise ending to the latest series of Channel 5's Big Brother
Hughie Maughan was expected to be winner of this year’s Big Brother, but in a shock twist it was Jason Burrill who won the viewers’ vote.
Host Emma Willis named Jason as the winner of the series and the £70,000 prize to audible boos from the crowd outside the house.
The pair embraced and shook hands as Jason himself looked visibly shocked.
Hughie picked up Emma and swung her around after he kissed fellow housemate Ryan Ruckledge as he left the house.
He said: “I was myself and I just got through it.”
He added: “You can’t act 24 hours a day, I was completely myself. I was just in the house and it’s only those moments when you go live that you remember you’re in Big Brother.
“I’ve been on a journey and I’ve realised I don’t have to let people get to me so easily, I don’t have to get so loud.”
Asked about his relationship with Ryan, he said: “I’ve never met anyone like Ryan in my life. If we get together I would be really, really happy.”
Ryan opened his shirt to camera to reveal that he had Hughie’s name tattooed on his chest over his heart, to Hughie’s bemusement.
Of winner Jason, he said: “I’m really happy for him because I think he’s about to have a heart attack.
“I don’t think anyone thought he would win, but I’m runner up, I’m so happy to be here.”
Some viewers were less happy that Hughie didn’t win.
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