Teenager Cameron Cole crowned as ‘last ever’ Big Brother winner on Channel 5 as Akeem Griffiths finishes in second place

TEENAGER Cameron Cole has been crowned as the winner of the ‘last ever’ series of the social experiment TV show, Big Brother on Channel 5.

The Norwich teen made headlines earlier on in the series after he came out as gay to housemates with the help of his in-house “brother” Lewis Flanagen.

During the final on Monday, November 5, Cian Carrigan finished in fourth place, followed by Zoe Jones in third.

In an interview with Emma Willis, winner Cameron, said: “I am completely and utterly shell shocked. I can’t even put into words. I just can’t describe it.

Cameron Cole. Picture: CHANNEL 5

“I never in a billion years did I expect that. I thought I’d be out the first week. I just didn’t think I’d be liked, I thought I was going to be irritating, annoying.

“I moan a lot. So I just didn’t think I was going to fit in. The housemates have been incredible.

“They have been so incredibly supportive. It’s been the most incredible house.”

Cian Carrigan and Zoe Jones. Picture: CHANNEL 5

It was reported earlier this year that Channel 5 had axed the show, which had aired for 18 years on British television.

There are rumours that popular streaming service, Netflix, could take over the show and re-launch it on their website.

Cameron added: “It was a dream to get in. I don’t know what to say. I got what I expected and a hundred times more in an unbelievably positive way.

Akeem Griffiths. Picture: CHANNEL 5

“It was the most life-changing, incredible experience.”

Asked by Emma is Lewis F had been his catalyst for coming out, Cameron said: “Definitely, I would never have done it without him.”

Cameron Cole. Picture: CHANNEL 5
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