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'Fake' celebrity wins Big Brother
Chantelle Houghton
Chantelle Houghton said she was 'living the dream'
Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton has revealed she plans to spend her 25,000 prize money on a holiday - and orange lipstick.

The "fake" celebrity beat entertainer Michael Barrymore into second place in the live final on Friday night.

The 22-year-old was allowed to stay in the Channel 4 show after fooling fellow housemates she was a famous singer.

Chantelle took 56.4% of viewers' votes, with entertainer Michael Barrymore polling 43.6% to come second.

Former Baywatch actress Traci Bingham and singers Pete Burns, Preston and Maggot were also finalists.

Chantelle, a model from Essex, said she believed the public had voted for her because she was "down to earth".

I'll never change. I'm just little old me
Winner Chantelle Houghton

A visibly shocked Chantelle walked away with a cash prize because she entered the show as a non-celebrity. The other contestants would have seen any winnings going to their chosen charity.

More than 450,000 was raised for charity during the contest, with three million votes cast by the public by phone and text message.

When asked at a press conference what she would do with her winnings Chantelle replied: "That's a lot of money, a hell of a lot of money. I really don't know. It hasn't sunk in that I'm actually getting it.

"First I will be able to pay the debts I owe my mum; once that's out of the way I don't know, go shopping.

"Make up, clothes, orange lipstick - I need one of them, I love that. I've got to make sure I get a stock of that.

"I would like to take my mum and everyone on holiday because that would be a nice thing to do."

Not ashamed

Respect MP George Galloway was booed by the crowd when he returned for the final on Friday.

The politician, who had caused controversy by appearing on the reality show, was evicted on Wednesday.

Mr Galloway later defended his appearance, telling the BBC he had done nothing to be ashamed of.

George Galloway
Mr Galloway had defended his appearance on the show
Critics accused him of neglecting his duties as MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, in London, during his three-week stint in the house.

Mr Barrymore returned to the UK to take part in the show having left to live in New Zealand following the media furore surrounding the death of Stuart Lubbock in his swimming pool in 2001.

During the series, an attempt was made to serve Mr Barrymore with documents relating to a legal action being brought over the death, but producers Endemol refused to accept them.

After leaving the Big Brother house, he was close to tears when interviewed by host Davina McCall.

He said he did not know what his plans for the future were, but added: "I've got me back. This is all extras."

The other celebrities who took part in the series included glamour model Jodie Marsh, former Football Association secretary Faria Alam, actress Rula Lenska and US basketball player Dennis Rodman.




SEE ALSO:
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Lenska evicted from Big Brother
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Meet the Big Brother celebrities
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