You heard right! After a dramatic public vote from the public, RuPaul's Drag Race alum Courtney Act has been crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother UK.
— Big Brother UK (@bbuk) February 2, 2018
We’ve done it, Courtney is crowned #CBB queen!
A huge thank you to everyone who voted and cheered along the way, we couldn’t have done it with you!
#TeamShaneCourtney #CBBShane #CBBFinal @bbuk pic.twitter.com/YgGzpmEDrX
— Courtney Act (@courtneyact) February 2, 2018
It hasn't been an easy climb to the top for Courtney. She's had to put up with a lot in the Big Brother house, including educating her housemates on trans issues and clashing with runner-up Ann Widdecombe on LGBT rights. Which is why her win tastes all the sweeter.
Fans on social media are ecstatic over the win:
Courtney Act outlasting her straight crush and winning Big Brother is the triumphant queer storyline we need right now.
— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) February 2, 2018
— Andrew Hayden-Smith (@AndrewHaydSmith) February 2, 2018
Thank fuck for that #cbb, Christ that was too close, congratulations Courtney, and breathe everyone
— Jenny Eclair (@jennyeclair) February 2, 2018
— Nick Bain (@bainser) February 2, 2018
— David ✨ (@d_cshn) February 2, 2018
THIS is why visibility, open discussion, representation, challenging people & sticking to your beliefs are important.
Thank you British public! Thank you @courtneyact for being yourself and challenging out dated views!
Mature conversation & dialogue can work! #cbb #cbbfinal
— Christopher D. Clegg (@chrisdclegg) February 2, 2018
— Mary McBeth (@mary_mcbeth) February 2, 2018
The entire LGBTQ community rn pic.twitter.com/7um6ed3PDc
— danマジデ (@DanielDamnSure) February 2, 2018