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In pictures: Big Brother 9 final

Rachel Rice and Davina McCall

Trainee teacher Rachel Rice has won the ninth series of Big Brother. Fellow contestant Mikey Hughes finished in second place.

The housemates

Returning housemates were happy to be back on camera once again. Could this be the last taste of fame for some?

Darnell Swallow is interviewed by Davina McCall

Darnell Swallow, the first of the five finalists to be evicted on Friday night, told Davina McCall he was embarrassed to have cried so much in the house.

Rex Newmark leaves the house

Rex Newmark, who was evicted next in fourth place, was greeted with a similar reaction to his girlfriend.

Sara Folino

Third-placed Sara Folino told McCall she had been happy to sort out her differences with Darnell in the final week.

Davina McCall and Mikey Hughes

Runner-up Mikey said he hoped he had made people more aware of what it was to be blind. "If anybody gave me negative attitude I would just stand up and say 'No'," he told McCall.

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