Ryan Thomas has been named the winner of Celebrity Big Brother, after a controversial series which has seen walk-outs, and thousands of complaints.
They were triggered by an incident between Thomas and Roxanne Pallett, the former Emmerdale star claimed to have been repeatedly punches.
He accused the ex-Coronation Street actor Thomas deliberately evil, but later he admitted he was wrong.
The american star Kirstie Alley was the runner-up of the Channel 5 reality tv show.
She and Thomas shared a kiss on the sofa, after it was announced that viewers had voted him the winner.
Roxanne Pallett: “I overreacted”
Thousands of complaints in the episode
The third place went to a television personality, Dan Osborne, with the other finalists – TV Sally Morgan (also known as Psychic Sally), Love Islander Gabby Allen, former trader Nick Leeson – the first to leave the Big Brother house.
Thomas, who played Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street, had been the bookies’ favourite to win the show, followed by the Alley.
Pallett has apologized to Thomas, after he left the show after the incident between the pair.
In a TV interview on the Jeremy Vine show, he said: “I massively apologize to Ryan, his friends and fans and every single person who has looked at it.
“[It was] an over reaction to what was not a malicious act.
“I was very sensitive and emotional and confused what was funny – I apologize for this, I would not have questioned his motivation.”
More than 11,000 complaints were made to Ofcom. Big Brother boss pointed out that while “almost fighting game”, “punch Roxanne in the ribs.”
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