‘I’m staying with Geordie Shore’ – Sunderland’s Celebrity Big Brother winner

Charlotte Crosby.
Charlotte Crosby.
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SHE’S both adored and slated for her unabashed antics, but Celebrity Big Brother winner Charlotte Crosby says she’ll never turn her back on Geordie Shore.

The 23-year-old from Biddick Woods, who shot to notoriety after appearing on the controversial reality TV show, was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother after winning over millions of viewers.

Winning Friday’s night final sparked speculation that the former St Anthony’s School pupil would quit the MTV show which made her name.

But she told a national newspaper that she plans to stay on the show, which follows the drinking and bed-hopping antics of a group of friends living in a house in Newcastle.

Charlotte has become one of the main characters in Geordie Shore, thanks in part to her on/off relationship with fellow cast member Gaz Beadle.

“I’ll be doing the next series,” she said. “I love doing the show so much. I’d never turn my back on the show that made me a success. I owe everything to Geordie Shore.”

The former Ttonic barmaid sobbed as host Emma Willis announced she had finished ahead of 5ive singer Abz Love after three weeks in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

Though her behaviour, which included wetting the bed, divided opinion, she was the bookies’ favourite to win.

Speaking about the win, she said: “I’m so proud of myself. It was an amazing moment. It’s great to have won.”

Lauren Harries, who began her career appearing as a 10-year-old boy on the Wogan show in 1988, came third.

In fourth place was Loose Women panellist Carol McGiffin, while TOWIE star Mario Falcone came fifth and former Coronation Street actress Vicky Entwistle sixth.

Since emerging victorious from the house, Charlotte has revealed she almost walked out before the final.

“I wanted to go home so badly,” she said. “It was getting too hard and I was paranoid, constantly thinking about what was happening on the outside.

“I felt like I was going to have a breakdown.”

Meanwhile Celebrity Big Brother bosses were forced to admit they pre-recorded the live final after Charlotte was revealed as the winner on Twitter 30-minutes before the show even aired.

The front page of the Daily Star was shared on Twitter ahead of the second part of the final and showed the headline “Charlotte wins Celebrity Big Brother.”

A spokesperson from Celebrity Big Brother said: “While the first part of the live final was recorded live, the second half was pre-recorded because of the weather and because of programme scheduling.”

Charlotte’s win and following interview were filmed, along with runner-up Abz Love’s interview, during the one hour break between the two “live” finals in which Celebrity Super Spa aired.

Although the “live” final was pre-recorded, phone lines closed at 10pm.