Luke Anderson has been crowned this year’s Big Brother winner after beating Adam Kelly in the final.
“It’s great to feel acceptance,” said the 31 year-old development chef who was born a woman. “I don’t think it’s sunk in yet. A big part of it was about acceptance. All my life I’ve been an outsider. Thank you so much.”
After Brian Dowling presented him with his £50,000 prize, Luke – who was joined on the stage by his wife Becky, who helped him celebrate their one-year anniversary – explained that the divide in the house nearly got the better of him at one stage.
“It was pretty traumatic when it was at its worst. You did feel alone in the house and that’s how [Deana, Adam and I] found each other. Without Adam and Deana I would have been alone all the time.”
The show – which has been dogged by accusations of racism and bullying – has been one of the most controversial in recent years and Dowling explained that the producers had done a great job of creating the ‘nastiest’ series in recent memory.
“I do believe this has been the bitchiest, nastiest and most backstabbing house we’ve ever had. They absolutely hate one another,” he told the Daily Star this week. “I seriously think if I had been a housemate this year I would have walked. I couldn’t have lasted.”
There was also more controversy last week when unpopular contestant Conor walked out of the house with half of the £100,000 prize-money.
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