Katie Price takes Celebrity Big Brother crown

Former glamour model beat Katie Hopkins into second place, with Calum Best third

Katie Price has won Celebrity Big Brother, beating Katie Hopkins into second place in the latest series of the Channel 5 programme.

The glamour model, 36 – who has been described by the controversial Hopkins as "just thick, not that funny and obsessed by her boobs" – looked shocked when host Emma Willis announced she was the winner.

The pair have history in that Hopkins, 39, criticised Price in the past for naming her daughter Bunny.

But they sat next to each other on the sofa and as Willis was about to announce who was in third place, Price was making an effort to breathe deeply as Hopkins sat fanning her.


Hopkins, who was met with a more positive reaction from the crowd than when she entered the house, said it was “great” to come second.

“I am a tough old bird,” she said.

The former businesswoman said she enjoyed standing up to contentious housemate Perez Hilton, who was involved in a number of arguments in the house.

Price, a mother of five, who married again in 2013, was wearing a floaty silver top and light coloured trousers.

Earlier, Calum Best, who celebrated his 34th birthday today, came third. The son of football legend George Best, Calum said he was “thrilled to bits” but that he was “absolutely exhausted”, adding: “It has been so full on.”

He said Hilton gave him reason to lose his temper in the house. Best said Price coming into the house part-way through the series was like a “breath of fresh air”, adding: “I think Katie’s awesome.”

Keith Chegwin, 58, came fourth and received a positive reaction from the crowd when he left the house. The TV star, known as Cheggers, said that while his experience in the house had been a “nightmare” from beginning to end, he “actually quite enjoyed it”.

He said Hilton “disappointed” him, saying: “I don’t want to know him.”

Cheggers said Hilton “didn’t care about people’s feelings”, adding: “I’ve washed my hands of him.”

Michelle Visage, 46, was first out of the house, receiving the fewest votes and coming fifth. The singer, radio and TV presenter from the US, known for being on RuPaul’s Drag Race, was met with cheers and said getting to the final was a “huge coup” for her.

She said she is “honoured, blessed and humbled” to have reached the final with her four fellow finalists.

During the controversial series, R'n'B star Alexander O'Neal, former Coronation Street star Ken Morley and ex-Baywatch actor Jeremy Jackson all left the house in scenarios that were not usual evictions.

O’Neal became the third person to leave the show unexpectedly, following the removal of Morley and Jackson. After his shock departure, which came on the heels of another heated row with Hilton, O’Neal, 61, said being in the famous house “became unbearable”.

Morley, 72, was evicted from the show for using “unacceptable language” including repeated use of the word “negro”.

Jackson, 34, was booted out after former Page Three girl Chloe Goodman claimed he drunkenly tried to look at her breasts while the pair were alone in the toilet.

Other housemates included Patsy Kensit, Nadia Sawalha, Camila “Cami Li” Figueras, Alicia Douvall and Kavana.