Celebrity Big Brother 2018 winner Courtney Act beat Ann Widdecombe by 10% of the vote

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The Celebrity Big Brother 2018 winner has been crowned and it was a VERY close result last night.

It was Courtney Act aka Shane Jenek who won Celebrity Big Brother 2017 yesterday evening, beating Ann Widdecombe in the final vote.

It was not a shock result with Shane J/Courtney having been the strong favourite in the lead up to the final.

Now voting stats reveal just how close it was, with Shane J/Courtney achieving just under 50% of the final vote to Ann's 40%.

It was one of the bigger winning voting margins in recent series: Last summer Sarah Harding beat Amelia Lily by 5% while in January's All Star series, Coleen Nolan bettered Jedward by just 3%.

Courtney and Ann were waaaay ahead of the remaining three finalists: Shane Lynch had just 7%, in third place, Jess Impiazzi finished fourth with 3% and Wayne Sleep managed just 1% in the final.

After her victory last night, Courtney said: "This is just amazing! Thank you! Thank you to the eight glorious women who were in the house and to all of my other housemates. Those people made it possible, those experiences we had...this is so surreal right now.

"It's amazing to think the public have chosen me, I guess it's validation. I guess this is validation that it's OK to be different."

Shane J / Courtney added: "You forget about the people watching at home and making their own opinions on the conversations...I guess they liked the conversations!"

In Ann's post eviction interview with host Emma Willis, she said: "That's OK (second place). I knew Courtney had a huge amount of support. I'm thoroughly bemused, apparently I'm the runner up in Celebrity Big Brother!"

On her time in the house, she added: "It was fine. I definitely enjoyed it more than I thought I would... It was terrible, absolutely terrible, noise all the time. I'm always quite happy living on my own. I'm dying to going back to living on my own! It was much better when the men came in."

Are you happy with tonight's Celebrity Big Brother 2018 final results? Who did you want to win? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @tellymix!

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