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Ulrika Jonsson wins Big Brother


Ulrika Jonsson finds out she has won - courtesy Celebrity Big Brother, Channel 4

TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson has been crowned the winner of this year's Celebrity Big Brother.

After her name had been read out she turned to her fellow housemate Terry Christian and said: "It's a fix."

The mother of four won with 57% of the final vote and was the only female to have made it to the final.

Despite taking the winner's title, every time the 41-year-old's name was mentioned during the live show she was booed by the crowd there.

She told host Davina McCall she had "agonised" about going into the house but said it had been an "amazing experience".

The star added: "I would recommend going into the house - I don't regret going in at all."

Jonsson admitted she had not expected to stay for long.

Terry Christian
Terry Christian came second

"I'd only packed enough panty liners for two weeks," she said.

She was nominated every week by her fellow housemates and constantly said how much she missed her children.

Christian, best known for hosting TV show The Word back in the early 90s, came second to the former weather girl.

Rapper Coolio was third and admitted he was disappointed to have not won, but surprised that Verne Troyer, Ben Adams or La Toya Jackson had not gone further.

Troyer, who had been the favourite to win the series, was fourth.

The 40-year-old, best known for playing Mini Me in the Austin Powers movies, left the house to cheers and people chanting his name.

Adams, who once sang in the boy band A1, was fifth.

Tommy Sheridan, La Toya Jackson, Michelle Heaton, Mutya Buena, Lucy Pinder and Tina Malone were the other housemates who participated in the show.

The final was watched by an average of 3.5m people, peaking at 3.9m.

The 2007 Celebrity Big Brother final - won by Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty - had an audience of 5.8 million.

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