Comedian Julien sobs with joy and relief

Julian Clary is the winner of this summer’s Celebrity Big Brother.

He burst into tears when he realised he’d beaten runner-up Coleen Nolan, 47, who hugged him as he sobbed.

‘I can hardly speak,’ Julian, 53, told host Brian Dowling.

‘It doesn’t happen very often, I’ve never won anything in my life.’

Julian then addressed the TV viewers who had voted for him: ‘Thank you, you’ve made a fifty-three year old homosexual very happy.’

The comedian who isn’t ‘very sociable really’ kept a low profile in the house and tried to avoid getting involved in spats.

‘I don’t like it when people get snappy,’ he admits, ‘my mission is always to keep the peace so I didn’t join in.’

Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp, 50, took third place and Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, 30, came fourth.