Jason Burrill wins Big Brother 2016
Body double Jason Burrill is the winner of Big Brother 2016.
The public vote saw 45-year-old Burrill edge past the bookies favourite Hughie Maughan to win the competition and £90,000 prize after 50 days in the Big Brother house. 21-year-old Maughan placed second in the competition.
Burrill was visibly shocked as he left the Big Brother house as the winner, and told host Emma Willis he never expected to win the show. He said: “I didn’t think I’d be here from day one. I’m not a man of many words but I think my dad’s going to be really happy.”
He spoke calmly and confidently to Willis about his experiences in the house, which included him coming face to face with ex-girlfriend Charlie Doherty. The reconnection led to a series of blazing rows in the house, but Burrill said he hoped there were no more bad feelings between the pair.
Burrill said: “Me and Charlie have had many chapters in our lives for the year and a half we’ve known each other.
“These few weeks were just another chapter. We’ll just turn the page and hopefully we’ll be amicable and be able to talk. I don’t want that bad feeling, that’s the last thing I want. It’s just another chapter in our lives and let’s just crack on.”
Runner-up Maughan made light of Burrill’s unexpected win, admitting: “I’m really happy for him but I think he’s about to have a heart attack. To be honest, I don’t think one person would have thought he would win. I’m runner up and I’m so happy to be here.”