Big Brother 2012: Luke Anderson takes home the crown


The best man wins! Luke Anderson takes home the crown in the Big Brother 2012 final

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02:02 GMT, 14 August 2012

It's been a long two and a half months but tonight Luke A won Big Brother 2012.

The 31-year-old chef almost couldn't believe his ears when host Brian Dowling called out his name to reveal he had won the show and 50,000.

Of course, Luke celebrated by hugging runner-up and good friend in the house, Adam Kelly.

Triumphant: Luke Anderson celebrates after winning Big Brother 2012

Triumphant: Luke Anderson celebrates after winning Big Brother 2012

In the money: Luke and his wife Becky pose with his 50,000 cash prize

In the money: Luke and his wife Becky pose with his 50,000 cash prize

Luke, who was born in South Africa but grew up in Wales, seemed genuinely surprised to have won the show.

'It's great to feel acceptance and I don't think its sunk it yet,' he told Brian as he sat down to give his interview.

He went on to say that a 'big part' of him going on the show was 'about acceptance'.

As Brian handed him the suitcase of
50,000 and revealed that it was Luke's one year wedding anniversary
with his wife Becky, Luke said: 'It's not about the money for me, obviously it's really nice.'

Happy: Luke told Brian Dowling that a big part of him going on the show was to do with 'acceptance'

Happy: Luke told Brian Dowling that a big part of him going on the show was to do with 'acceptance'

Bromance: Luke A and Adam couldn't stop hugging as they eagerly awaited the results

Bromance: Luke A and Adam couldn't stop hugging as they eagerly awaited the results

When asked about his bromance with Adam, Luke's face lit up and he said he would have been alone in the house had it not been for Adam.

'He's such a genuine, down-to-earth, good-hearted guy,' Luke said of him.

He went on to say that his highlight of taking part in the Channel 5 show was 'meeting Adam and winning it.'

Runner-up Adam admitted that he was really happy for Luke to have won.

Speaking to Brian after leaving the house, he said: 'My boy Luke A, I had no problem with it. This ain't supposed to happen to someone like me.'

Happy for him: Adam Kelly said that he didn't mind coming second in the competition

Happy for him: Adam Kelly said that he didn't mind coming second in the competition

On losing out on the prize money, Adam added: 'I've been broke before so it don't matter to me.'

The former gang member went on to say that he's not sure what he would have done inside the house if Luke and Deana Uppal hadn't been there.

'I probably would have looked like more of a d***head than I already have,' he laughed.

Of course Brian asked him about his feelings for fellow housemate Lauren after viewers watched him trying to woo her.

'Oh my God, she's so gorgeous,' he said of her.' A great smile, personality, booty… goodness. I'd love to take her on a date.'

Before Luke and Adam left the house, they had to say goodbye to Deana who came in third place.

Speaking up: Deana Uppal, who came in third place, said she wouldn't have had any friends had it not been for Luke A, Adam and Sara

Speaking up: Deana Uppal, who came in third place, said she wouldn't have had any friends had it not been for Luke A, Adam and Sara

The Miss India UK winner told Brian that she never thought she'd get this far and also spoke highly of the two men.

'I don't think I would have had any friends except for Sara,' she said when Brian asked her what it would have been like without Luke A and Adam.'

The beauty queen admitted she was disappointed not to win but felt 'proud' she had lasted so long on the show.

Asked if she was upset, she said: 'I am. The 50,000 would have been lovely but oh well. I'm actually quite proud that I survived to the final with all those nominations.'

Happy to be here: Model Sara McLean couldn't believe she'd lasted so long, let alone make it to fourth place

Happy to be here: Model Sara McLean couldn't believe she'd lasted so long, let alone make it to fourth place

Nominated before Deana was Scottish supermodel Sara McLean, who also couldn't believe that she had made it so far in the show.

Wearing a very short white dress and red stilettos, Sara told Brian: 'I'm so happy that I made it to the final. I didn't even think I was gonna get in the final.'

However, the long-haired reality TV star went on to say that it wasn't easy in the house due to all the bitching.

Leggy lady: The Scottish model chose a short white dress for her eviction outfit

Leggy lady: The Scottish model chose a short white dress for her eviction outfit

'It was a nightmare,' she said. 'I didn't really understand what was going on at times and it was horrible at times.'

The final four certainly relished in the fact that Luke Scrase was the first of them to be evicted in the final.

The nightclub promoter kept a straight face as his name was read out and received quite a few boos as he walked down the stairs.

Speaking about the White Room task that led to Luke and Conor's head-to-head, Luke admitted he had struggled afterwards.

Smitten: Luke S told Brian that he loves Ashleigh 'to bits'

Smitten: Luke S told Brian that he loves Ashleigh 'to bits'

He told Brian: 'I like Conor but that White Room sent me mental. I hope he's bought a ring for his girlfriend and a deposit for his house.'

Speaking about his blossoming romance with Essex housemate Ashleigh, he said: 'She knows how I feel about her, I love her to bits.

'When I first came in I did think she was gorgeous but she was dead loud, but then I got to know her.'

Following Luke A's win, the house is now being thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the start of Celebrity Big Brother this Wednesday.