Jim Davidson beats Dappy in Celebrity Big Brother 2014 final
Comedian 'overwhelmed' by response from public
Controversial comedian Jim Davidson has become a surprise winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2014, beating N Dubz rapper Dappy in the live final on Wednesday night.
The Big Break presenter, who was booed on his way into the house, told host Emma Willis upon his exit: "It's overwhelming. All the people cheering... it's overwhelming."
Though he may have proved popular with viewers, the same could not be said for those Davidson shared a house with, receiving nine nominations from his fellow celebrities during the show's run.
"They nominated me every time and never came to apologise to me afterwards. I wasn't playing a game," he said.
Dappy finished in second (Picture: PA)
There was general disbelief over the news from those who didn't watch Big Brother on Twitter this morning, with one user commenting: "I don't watch Celebrity Big Brother. I haven't watched anything on 5 since 2002. But gay-baiting racist misogynist Jim Davidson. Seriously?," with another adding: "Jim Davidson winning #CBB shows how clever editing works. And that a lot of people have a blind spot when it comes to people's past."
Dappy, who was convicted of assault and affray at a petrol station last year, was the runner-up in the Channel 5 show, saying of winner and father figure Davidson: "I haven't grieved for the loss of my father. When [Jim] came into my life and I met him for the first time, it's like he took that place."
Made In Chelsea star Ollie Locke came in third in the final, while Apprentice contestant Luisa Zissman placed fourth.
TVJamie's Sugar Rush reveal's campaigning chef's new foe
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
The Gamechangers trailer: Daniel Radcliffe stars in GTA movie
Star Wars: New action dolls launched on Force Friday ahead of The Force Awakens release
Joan Aiken: Today's Google Doodle celebrates life of British fantasy novelist
Photographer captures the beauty and intensity of his girlfriend giving birth at home
Everything extra JK Rowling has revealed about Harry Potter
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees