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Newly-Out 19-Year-Old Wins Final Season Of 'Big Brother UK'

The final winner of Big Brother UK is 19-year-old vlogger Cameron Cole, who came out as gay last month after another male contestant shared that he had a crush on Cole.

Cian Carrigan, another houseguest, spoke openly about having a crush on Cameron and it left the 19-year-old unsettled. Cameron eventually came out to fellow housemate Lewis.

 

 

That led to the highly emotional moment when Cameron came out to all of his housemates:

 

 

Which brings us to the big moment when Cameron found out he’d won Big Brother UK 2018:

 

 

As the announcer called Cameron to leave the house, his journey to exit the now-still house was almost surreal:

 

 

Cameron dedicated his win to LGBTQ folks in a statement to Digital Spy:

“It means the world. It makes the whole four years of trying to work and figure things out kinda worth it, the fact that I’ve finally been able to help some other people through, if I have done, through that themselves. It’s amazing.

“Honestly, I’m privileged to have been able to do it. I didn’t plan to do it, but it’s an incredible feeling to know that I helped people out. It’s made everything worth it. I hope that it has inspired people as much as possible. Lots of people come out every day and they don’t do it on national television.

“They don’t get the reception that I’ve got, but they all deserve it because it’s an incredible thing and me winning is as much for them as it was for me. It’s an incredible honor and privilege to have the support that I have. I’ll never be able to stress how grateful I am for it.”

Cameron later shared his thanks with the world:

 

 

Channel 5, the producer of Big Brother UK, announced this would be the final season of Big Brother UK.

(h/t Queerty)