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Last Updated: Monday, 30 January 2006, 22:02 GMT
Rapper's return to outside world
Maggot enters the Celebrity Big Brother house
Maggot had claimed he was making up the numbers on the show
Goldie Lookin' Chain rapper Maggot has said he is adjusting to life outside the Celebrity Big Brother house after nearly claiming an unlikely victory.

Maggot - real name Andrew Majors - entered the house stating that he was "just here to make up the numbers".

But he came third in the reality show behind Michael Barrymore and winner, fake pop star Chantelle Houghton.

The Newport-based rapper told BBC Wales his first days back in the outside world had been "overwhelming".

The 24-year-old saw off celebrities including MP George Galloway, model Jodie Marsh and ex-US basketball star Dennis Rodman in a series of public votes.

Maggot initially kept a low profile but burst into life when he accused the Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, Mr Galloway, of "stabbing people in the back" following a nomination which was relayed to the other housemates.

Goldie Lookin' Chain
Maggot has been reunited with his GLC band mates

The rapper's laid-back approach saw him advance to Friday's final show where he saw off '80s singer Pete Burns, Preston of band The Ordinary Boys and ex-Baywatch star Traci Bingham before eventually finishing third.

Speaking to BBC Wales on Monday, Maggot said he was "just looking forward to getting back into normal life".

He added: "It feels very strange to be out - it's quite overwhelming.

"It was really good fun - there were a lot of good times and a few bad ones.

"There's so many highlights - doing the tasks and seeing people getting bitter and start fighting over the most irrelevant of things.

Chantelle Houghton
Chantelle Houghton was the eventual winner

"The best bit? Maybe Rula Lenska's meditation techniques."

Maggot, who claimed he was the "housewives' favourite" received the backing of his GLC band mates who called on fans to keep the rapper in the house for the entire three weeks.

After being reunited with the Newport hip hop collective, whose hits include Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do, Your Missus is a Nutter and You Knows I Loves You, Maggot said: "The reason I went in there was because they wanted to get rid of me for three weeks.

"When I came out on Friday night they were all there cheering for me and it was great to see them again.

"They were supporting me all the way."

And on the winner of the Channel 4 show, "fake" celebrity Chantelle Houghton who fooled the other housemates into thinking she was a famous singer, Maggot said: "There might be a bit of a collaboration in progress, who knows?"

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