Star of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Paddy Doherty was this evening revealed as the shock winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2011, beating tough competition the likes of Amy Childs and Kerry Katona in the final. The Channel 4 reality show star beat favourites Jedward to win the show.
Paddy was clearly overwhelmed by the win and support from the crowd, as he exited the house as winner to Kelly Rowland's 'What A Feeling'.
Speaking to host Brian Dowling after leaving the house, Paddy said: "Thank you very much, I want to say thank you to all English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh travellers and every member of the public that voted. God bless every one of you.
"I had no game, I was just myself. You either like me or didn’t like me, I have this hard image which isn't me. I thought Jedward were going to take it."
Describing himself as a "fish out of water" in the house, Paddy said his experience saw him meet some of the "loveliest people in the world."
He continued: "Darryn's a gentleman, an old school gentleman. Darryn was my age... we were older and more mature [than the other housemates]."