The last ever winner of Big Brother UK is part of the LGBTQ community.
Cameron Cole – who came out as gay during an emotional conversation with his housemates last month – has been crowned the champion of Big Brother 19.
The 19-year-old Norwich vlogger said it was the “best experience” of his life, and that he was “completely and utterly shell shocked”.
He told host Emma Willis: “This is the most incredible feeling of my life. I thought I’d be out the first week.”
On 8 October, Cameron made the brave decision to come out to the rest of the house after confiding in Lewis three days prior, admitting that he was feeling “awkward and uncomfortable” about opening up about his sexuality for the first time.
“I’ve come in here and I’ve tried to be as open and honest as I can be, but there’s been one part I’ve really been struggling with. I did naively think I could get through the whole process without talking about it,” he said.
“But because I’ve got such a great connection with you, I want to be honest with you. I did have a chat with Lewis on Thursday, so the likelihood now is that everyone on the outside knows about it so I think it’s only right that you guys know about it.
“I do have an issue for whatever reason with saying the word, but I understand when I say what I’m about to say your reactions are all gonna be a little bit different, there’s no right or wrong reaction and I don’t mind, because it’s a difficult situation.”
He added: “I can’t actually say the word, I don’t know why. I just hope you all think of me in the same way.”
With a little help from Lewis, Cameron was able to tell the rest of his housemates about his sexuality, and thankfully they all reacted with support and praise for him, offering hugs and a round of applause for his openness.
“I’m sorry for making a scene,” he joked after the big moment.
Viewers were just as supportive as the housemates, with many admitting they were left “in tears” over the scenes.
Watch the emotional scene below.