Celebrity Big Brother UK 2018 has just being won by Ryan Thomas!
The 34-year-old Coronation Street star beat out finalists Kirstie Alley, Gabby Allen, Dan Osborne, Nick Leeson and Sally Morgan to be crowned champion, and was greeted by a thunderous reception from excited crowds both outside the Elstree house and those watching at home.
Ryan had been hit with a controversy when fellow housemate, Roxanne Pallett accused him of ‘punching’ her. Viewers had seen his heartbreaking moment Ryan broke down in tears in the Diary Room.
In a candid interview with host Emma Willis after winning Celebrity Big Brother, Ryan was offered the chance to finally see the so-called ‘punching’ clash with Roxanne, and despite some reluctance and some cheers from the crowd he eventually agreed.
His reaction was plain for viewers to see, as Ryan appeared somewhat shocked and angry to see parts of the fallout, when Roxanne cried to Big Brother that he should be removed from the house.
He said to Emma:
‘It was totally unexpected, it was a sign of affection that I’ve used on Gabby and the boys and unexpected because there was nothing in it.
‘As it unravelled it became bigger and bigger the whole thing that scared me was that she couldn’t stay in the room with me. That rang alarm bells and the game became real life for me, I don’t know how much they showed, I did break.’
When he was asked if he could forgive Roxanne for her behaviour, an ever-gracious Ryan admitted:
‘For me I have the best network of family and friends, I’ve got the best mates in the world some here today, if this person has an issue and a misunderstanding who am I to sit there and judge?
‘Forgiveness is a big thing, and this is a horrible place if you get it wrong, and I don’t want to be a part of that, if she wants forgiveness and it makes it better I would rather give her that, I think she’s been punished enough by the public.’
Ryan was greeted by his proud fellow Celebrity Big Brother housemates upon being crowned the winner. See photos below: