Gary Busey wins Celebrity Big Brother 2014: Eccentric Hollywood star crowned winner

Busey beat boxer Audley Harrison to the title

Kashmira Gander@kashmiragander
Sunday 14 September 2014 08:26
Gary Busey, who has won Celebrity Big brother
Gary Busey, who has won Celebrity Big brother

Eccentric Hollywood actor Gary Busey has been crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother – beating runner-up Audley Harrison.

Last night, Geordie Shore star Ricci Guarnaccio and Lauren Goodger from The Only Way is Essex were voted off the show.

Left to fight it out in the final were Boxer Audley Harrison, Benefits Street star “White” Dee Kelly, former B*Witched singer Edele Lynch, Hollywood actor Gary Busey, Gogglebox star George Gilbey and Strictly Come Dancing's James Jordan.

But Busey was the bookies' favourite to win.

Busey, who is the first American to win the show, said the experience "revealed so much [about himself] that I thought I wasn't. I didn't think I was selfish. I didn't think I was lazy. I didn't think I was insecure. I didn't I had fear.

"This show showed me things about myself. Big Brother is perfection, and they gave me guidance. It was just beautiful."

The Lethal Weapon star and former Oscar nominee, who clashed with a number of his famous housemates, said he did not know what to expect from the show.

He said: "When you've been around the sun 70 times - that's how old I am - you've got a new knowledge of life and a new knowledge of humour, you learn to respect the youth."

He added: "When I got back home I'm a changed man."

In third place was the house villain, Jordan. "I don't particularly like the two people who are left," he told presenter Emma Willis of Harrison and Busey.

Speaking after leaving the house as runner up, Harrison told Willis: "James has a big personality, but I told him 'I'm not trying to compete with you'."

Over the course of the series, former Gladiator David McIntosh, US actor Leslie Jordan and reality television personality Angelique “Frenchy” Morgan were among the contestants to leave the Channel 5 show.

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