Celebrity Big Brother winner Julian Clary has claimed his win was a win for comedy.
The camp comic was crowned champion on Friday night, beating Coleen Nolan to the top spot in a tense final vote.
Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday after the live final, Julian reacted: “I feel like comedy won in the end.
"For all the things that stirred up in that house and all the negative feelings, comedy will always win the day."
He explained: "I always try to make things that are dark fun again. Having said that, I was very surprised to win – I don’t generally win anything.
“It’s really put a spring in my step. The last thing I won was a cabaret award in the 1980s.”
Meanwhile Julian, who will be returning to stand up in November, revealed he hopes to write a sitcom for himself and Julie Goodyear!
He said: “I’d like to work with her on something. I can see a sitcom with us in. An odd couple sitcom."
He joked: “We’ll talk about it. Julie has great comic timing so it could really work. Our coping mechanism in the house was just to have a laugh.
“She’s great value and very good company.” J