Scotty T wins Celebrity Big Brother

Scotty T
Scotty T

After weeks of drama, the winner of Celebrity Big Brother is Scotty T of Geordie Shore fame.

The 27-year-old, full name Scott Timlin, won the 17th series of the reality show after tonight's final live show.

US reality star Tiffany Pollard, former Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis and Scotty T were the favourites to win, and received the loudest cheers when host Emma Willis opened the show.

The other three left in the house on the final night were EastEnders actors Danniella Westbrook and John Partridge, and West End star Darren Day.

Partridge left the Celebrity Big Brother house in sixth place, becoming the first housemate to be knocked out of the final.

Waiting outside the house for the finalists were former housemates Winston McKenzie, Kristina Rihanoff, Nancy Dell'Olio, Angie Bowie, Megan McKenna, Christopher Maloney, Jeremy McConnell, and Gemma Collins.

Not in attendance was Jonathan Cheban, who opted to leave the house shortly after the reality show began, and David Gest, who was forced to leave the house due to illness.

In his exit interview with Emma Willis, Partridge ranted about his time in the house.

He said: "There was nothing flippant or funny about some of those situations. I know it can't really seem that way, but everything in there is amplified tenfold. It is so explosive and you live with the permanent tension."

One of his most controversial moments was his nomination of Day for eviction, despite their apparent friendship.

He said he had been trying to save Day from the temptation of alcohol in the house.

"I had tried in various ways without saying actually you're an addict and that's not good for you," Partridge said.

"I don't know him that well enough to say that. You have to make a nomination based on something. I nominated somebody for something that I knew about and was concerned about.

"Had I thought about how it would make me look, I maybe wouldn't have done it. But I wasn't concerned about that, I was concerned about Darren, and I stand by my decision."

The second celebrity to leave the final was Westbrook, who had Day and Scotty T walk her up the stairs as she held the train of her gold dress.

Westbrook said Celebrity Big Brother had changed her life for the better.

She said: "It gave me confidence in myself. This whole programme has really changed my life, and it's been an amazing experience.

"I just wanted to make my kids proud of me. I'm sick of them having to defend me at work and at school and throughout school, so now they can go out and go: do you know what, that's my mum, that's who she is. She's OK. She's not some messy drug addict."

Despite clashing with Davis in the house, Westbrook insisted that the two were best of friends.

She told Willis: "I've got kids, so I know what people are like when they're bouncy and they're young. I've got my son, he's that age."

Westbrook was greeted by her son Kai and daughter Jody.

On Davis, she insisted: "She is a talent, a force to be reckoned with."

Pollard was the next contestant to leave the house, despite bookies' predictions.

Pollard addressed the biggest misunderstanding of the series, when she thought fellow housemate Gest was dead.

Angie Bowie had told her that "David" was dead - meaning her ex-husband, David Bowie - but Pollard thought she meant David Gest.

Pollard began screaming - and was angry at Ms Bowie for the mix-up.

Speaking with Willis after her eviction, Pollard said: "My pride was too thick to swallow. I'm sorry."

She explained: "I was hurt and upset.

"There's no newspapers delivered, and when I hear David's dead, I'm going to think of the next David that's in the house, that's in the other room.

"So I thought David had died."

The housemate leaving in third place was Day.

Day addressed his face-to-face nomination by Partridge, which came after the two had spent the first night together in the "box" and apparently formed a close bond.

He said: "That was a problem in moving on. I didn't know the reason and it upset me, it did hurt me a lot at the time, it is a very strong feeling when you're feeling vulnerable on TV."

But he added: "Everything is cool. We're all sorted now. I think it's all right."

And, when Davis was announced as runner-up it meant that Scotty T was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother.