With 65 per cent of the public vote in this year's Celebrity Big Brother finale, it appears that cage fighter Alex Reid has managed to win over the nation's heart.
Having entered the house to a booing crowd, Alex, boyfriend of Katie Price was overwhelmed to receive cheers as he emerged after winning the title.
"What a fantastic way to start the New Year. Vinnie has been very inspirational to me."
I'm not getting booed now. I am absolutely speechless. My whole agenda was to be myself. I'm a good guy," said the 34-year-old.
Not only did Alex to leave the house to the reception of a loving crowd but also to the open arms of his model and reality-star love Katie.
Presenter of the Channel 4 show Davina McCall told him, "She's here and she loves you." At which the winner lit up and replied, "I'm sorry guys, I'm not sorry, I love Katie Price. I really love her."
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