After three and a half weeks of innuendo, witty remarks and putting up with Julie Goodyear, Julian Clary was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2012 last night.
Talking exclusively to omg! this morning, Julian admitted that he wasn't expecting to win the show.
He told us: "I was very surprised to win but actually my favourite bit was being in there [the house] on my own, to be the last man standing."
"I did feel like comedy won in the end because people voted for me. Against all the negative feelings, comedy will always win the day."
Spending such a long time in the house was difficult for Julian at times with his lack of freedom being a particularly troubling aspect to life in the house.
He explained: "I found loss of liberty [the most difficult] and having my emotions toyed with by Big Brother."
"One minute you're having a party and it's all nice and then there's an announcement that you had to nominate."
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When entering the house, Julian admits that he was probably quick to judge his fellow housemates but soon changed his mind as he got to know them.
He admitted: "My initial impressions were quite harsh probably but that feels like quite a long time ago now."
"I thought there were people I would get along with like Julie and Cheryl and Danica but the amazing thing about Big Brother is that you are forced into a situation where you have to readdress your initial opinion."
"Because you are all trapped in there, you spend time with these people and you find something you like about them and then you care about these people."
Julian has been in show business for 31 years and confessed that the reason he joined the show in the first place was out of sheer desperation.
He told us: "I am aware that everyone who goes in there is a bit desperate and I know that if I had had a dozen offers of other TV work on the table then I wouldn't have considered it."
"I had a show coming up and I hadn't done anything like that [Big Brother], I thought it would give me a chance for people to make an opinion of me rather than just the comic and renowned homosexual who is on stage for ten minutes."
Talking about his experience in the house, Julian kept things short and sweet saying: "It was very strange in there but oh well, I won!"