Bear's got a lot of exciting stuff in the pipeline...

His antics on Celebrity Big Brother divided the nation but Stephen Bear still managed to walk away the champion. When Now caught up with him on Thursday night, at the launch of Pentahotel Ipswich, it was obvious he’s still celebrating his August win.

The 26-year-old is incredibly hard to pin down, never in the same place for more than five minutes, and even when Now manages to grab him for a chat he speaks loud and fast, eager to get back to the free bar.

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‘I didn’t come here with Jemma [Lucy],’ he insists when we approach the subject of his love life. ‘We’re just really good friends.’ Despite his denials, we know this isn’t the case as they were later spotted locking lips on the dance floor…

Bear takes a break during our interview to snap a few selfies with some very excited fans, but when we ask about people who claim he shouldn’t have won CBB, the former roofer is defiant. ‘Anyone who says that are obviously just jealous,’ he says with a shrug of his shoulders.

After coming out of the house, Bear was linked to ITVBe reality show The Only Way Is Essex – but he’s got bigger plans.

He continues: ‘TOWIE’s a great offer but I should have my own reality show.’ Bear is deadly serious, and adds: ‘I’ve got a family reality show in the pipeline and also another show where I’ll be filming in LA, but I can’t say a lot about that.’

Earlier on one of Bear’s friends had described him to Now as a ‘very loveable but annoying toddler’ and, as he’s itching to get away from our chat and return to his reality telly mates, we can definitely see what they mean…