LONDON-‘Ex on the Beach’ star Stephen Bear has been crowned the winner of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’. Bear managed to win the public vote during Fridays’s live finale, despite being nominated for eviction every week and receiving numerous warnings from Big Brother over his behaviour.

Finishing in sixth place was Frankie Grande, brother of pop star Ariana, followed by US singer Aubrey O’Day who came in fifth place. Next out was ‘Geordie Shore’s’ Marnie Simpson, who had originally been tipped to win, but ended up finishing in forth place.

Renee Graziano from VH1’s ‘Mob Wives’ finished third, while former ‘Eastenders’ star Ricky Norwood was named runner-up. After being named the series’ winner , Bear told host Emma Willis “I feel great. I knew I was going to win it. As you get to know me, why wouldn’t you pick me? I’m a nice guy, I think I’m alright.”

But Friday night’s finale contained no reference to the show’s ‘scripting’ scandal, which erupted on social media earlier in the day. It started when a video leaked of Ricky Norwood congratulating fellow finalists on filming a “great take”, during Thursday night’s live feed.

In the scenes Big Brother was heard wishing all housemates a goodnight before the bedroom lights were turned off. After the housemates all shouted back goodnight and appeared to go to sleep, the lights suddenly came on again and they all got out of bed, with Norwood saying, “Great take guys, great take.”

Big Brother then told the housemates: “This is Big Brother: Housemates, just listen to Big Brother again. Big Brother will tell you that tomorrow is a really, really, big day for all of you – and it will start quite early and end quite late.

So what Big Brother would suggest is that you all wash your teeth, get whatever washing you need done and then call it a night relatively quickly.”

Speaking to The Sun, a rep for the show said: “Footage shown on the live feed involved Big Brother alerting housemates of a long final day ahead. The show is entirely authentic and the housemates are not scripted.”