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Big Brother Final: Lawyer Jordan wins 2023 final and takes home £100,000

Screams could be heard when fan-favourite Yinrun was evicted from the final

Ellie Muir
Saturday 18 November 2023 01:15 GMT
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Moment Jordan wins Big Brother

Jordan has been crowned the winner of Big Brother 2023.

The 26-year-old lawyer, who is from Scunthorpe, is loved by fans for his sardonic humour and deadpan delivery – and when he was announced the winner tonight, that persona did not falter. Runner-up Olivia was extremely excited after she heard she had come second place. Meanwhile, Jordan remained unphased and declared simply: “I need a drink.”

Throughout the past six weeks, there have been doomed love triangles, unexpected expected double evictions and divisive squabbles over oat milk as the number of housemates was whittled down from 16 to five.

Noky was the first finalist to be evicted tonight, leaving Henry, Jordan, Olivia and Yinrun in the running for the £100,000 prize.

The favourite to win was the heart-of-gold Yinrun, a 25-year-old customer support agent from Shanghai, China, who lives in Harrogate. But, much to the audience’s shock, Yinrun was the second finalist to be evicted tonight, meaning that she has come fourth place in this year’s final.

Henry came third place, meaning he won £1000, while Olivia came second place and Jordan is the unexpected winner!

Jordan was particularly hard to work out at first, but the public warmed to him and his wry humour as the series unfolded. He also became embroiled in chaos when he found himself in a love triangle with Matty and fellow finalist Henry.

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Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Big Brother finale

Hello! Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Big Brother finale.

We will be in good company later tonight with Olivia, Henry, Noky, Jordan and Yinrun, who will be battling it out to win the £100,000 prize money.

Stay tuned for live updates, recaps on the housemates’ best bits and most controversial moments throughout the past six weeks...

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Who are the five remaining housemates? Meet Yinrun

Yinrun is a 25-year-old customer support agent from Shanghai, China, who lives in Harrogate.

She has become a favourite housemate among the public as she won them over with her bubbly personality and heart-of-gold personality. Throughout the series, she formed a close friendship with doctor Matty, who was booted out of the Big Brother house in a shock eviction last night.

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“My boyfriend would describe me in three words – quirky but lovable,” Yinrun said in her entry interview. “My friends in China think I am like the crazy mother because I always take care of them. I’m very playful.” She added that her dream housemate would be the comedian Michael McIntyre. “I would love to meet him. He is so hilarious!”

Ellie Muir17 November 2023 16:08
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Everything you need to know about Jordan

The 26-year-old lawyer from Scunthorpe was quite hard to warm up to at first. Known for his floral shirts, dry humour and deadpan delivery, Jordan has shown more of his personality as the six weeks have gone by.

He has found himself in a love triangle with food writer Henry and doctor Matty, though he has been entirely vague about his relationship with both of them. Since Matty’s shock eviction last night, though, his focus has been on Henry.

Early on in the series, Jordan admitted that he is aware he sounds “posh” but claimed to his fellow housemates that he cultivated his accent while watching Downton Abbey.

“I am a huge fan of Downton Abbey, I watched the show as a child and thought ‘wow, they sound rather nice,’” he said.

“So, I just learned my accent from Downtown Abbey.”

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He said in his entry interview: “I was quite disillusioned with life so I suppose boredom made me apply to some extent. I honestly applied on a whim. I’m interested in the social experiments side of Big Brother. I don’t really like the idea of living with people but I thought I might as well give it a try. And I wanted to challenge myself.”

Ellie Muir17 November 2023 16:25
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Who are the five remaining housemates? Here’s Noky

The 26-year-old banker from Derby is a former Miss Great Britain.

Throughout the series, Noky has been praised for handling housemate conflict in a “diplomatic” manner and has often been the voice of reason when things have descended into chaos during challenges.

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She said in her entry interview: “I want to show people what pageant girls are really like and disprove a lot of stereotypes around them. I also want to show what it’s like being a woman who’s worked in male-dominated fields. I want to show that women are capable of doing anything they want.”

Ellie Muir17 November 2023 16:45
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Everything you need to know about Henry

Henry, 25, is a food writer and restaurant critic from the Cotswolds. He has written for Vice and GQ magazine.

The writer formed a strong bond with lawyer Jordan throughout the series, and the two shared a shock kiss in the hot tub in week five.

In his entry interview, he said he is “really looking forward to learning lots of life skills, like learning how to cook, clean, or do the washing”.

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He added: “I’m 25 but I’m not an adult. These are some big things they don’t teach you at school that I need to learn. And also just getting to know loads of different people from very different backgrounds that I might not get to meet in my everyday life.”

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Olivia

The energetic Olivia is a dancer... and don’t we know it?

The 23-year-old has danced and sung her way through the past six weeks, often making up choreography for her fellow housemates to try out. At several low points in the series, Olivia has often been a welcome positive force and uplifted the mood of the Big Brother house.

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In her entry interview, she said an interesting fact about herself is that she has a fear of jam.

On the most likely reason she’ll be nominated, she said: “I think when people are in that hangry state, that’s when I’ll wind people up and grind their gears. I think they’ll nominate me for being full on, and for my brutal honesty and oversharing of opinions.”

Ellie Muir17 November 2023 17:20
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Matty says he was ‘relieved’ to leave Big Brother last night because he was ‘emotionally burnt out'

Matty, a 24-year-old doctor from the Isle of Man, was the final housemate to leave the show before the final after he faced a shock eviction in last night’s episode.

In his exit interview, he said that he was “relieved” to leave before facing the final because he was “emotionally burnt out” by the sixth week of the reality TV series.

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”I’m glad I left through the back door in such a savage way,” he said. “I was really shocked but also Big Brother doesn’t surprise me anymore and I’m relieved I left at that point because I was burning out emotionally.”

Ellie Muir17 November 2023 17:45
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A sneak peek of tonight’s episode

Ellie Muir17 November 2023 18:00
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Big Brother live final kicks off!

With £100,000 on the table, who will it be?

Let’s go...

Ellie Muir17 November 2023 21:01
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Big Brother final has already had 2.5m votes!

Big Brother presenter AJ Odudu has announced that already, 2.5m people have already voted in the final, and that they will be freezing and reopening the voting process throughout the night. You’ll be given five votes in total to use up.

You can cast your vote here.

Ellie Muir17 November 2023 21:08

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