Celebrity Big Brother 2012 final: Martin Kemp leaves in third place

Martin Kemp (Celebrity Big Brother 2012)

Martin Kemp has finished the Celebrity Big Brother 2012 final in third place.

The Spandau Ballet star and former Eastenders actor was the fourth out in tonight's final live show, exiting to large cheers from the live eviction crowd after Harvey, Ashley and The Situation earlier in the evening.

It leaves Coleen and Julian as the final two remaining housemates competing to become winner.

Speaking to Brian Dowling after his exit tonight, Martin said: "Wonderful reaction, thank you to everyone who has come down here, I really do appreciate it.

"I didn't think I'd make it to the final, especially being nominated earlier this week, I thought I was going then.

"But you can't say you've done the whole thing without being up for eviction! If you're living in their 24 hours a day it becomes monotonous, something like an eviction was something new."

Martin admitted he'd take "the easy options" when nominating face to face, but insisted he preferred them to nominating in the Diary Room.

"My gameplan was to be in there and be exactly who I am at home, and I didn't want to be anyone different to that," Martin added. "I went for the role I'm just used to playing at home. It was the role I naturally took to."

Martin added that he felt that The Situation, Ashley and Harvey had the "best gameplan" out of anyone.

Finally, Martin backed Julian to win over Coleen.

Browse pictures of tonight's final below...

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