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Rachel wins 'Big Brother'
Sep 6, 2008, 8:35 GMT
Rachel was crowned the winner of 'Big Brother' last night. The Welsh beauty was stunned when Davina McCall announced she had bagged the top spot, but quickly began hugging her friend Mikey who finished second.
After shedding a few tears, Rachel exited the house to a warm welcome and was delighted when fireworks errupted as she descended the stairs to meet Davina.
When asked how it felt to win the show, Rachel replied: "You dream about going in 'Big Brother', that's like a dream. And then you go and win, it's like, how?"
She added she was delighted Mikey had come second, saying he was an "amazing" person who she was glad to have met.
Davina went on to ask Rachel how she felt when her friends Mohamed and Kathreya were forced to leave the house in a shock eviction on Tuesday.
Rachel said: "It was horrible because everyone else was saying that there wasn't going to be seven of us in the final. It was such a shock. It was horrible. When anyone leaves it's not the same. When it's people really close to you it's not the same. Mo's not breaking wind anymore and Kat's not smiling next to you."
When quizzed about her reputation for sitting on the fence during arguments or difficult conversations, Rachel admitted she liked to avoid confrontation.
She said: "When you give your opinion about certain things, it can cause trouble and upset people. When I was up for eviction and people were asked who might leave, it hurt me when they said my name."
Rachel laughed at claims she was "fake", saying: "How can you not be who you are when you're in there for 13 weeks?"
The biggest laugh of Rachel's interview came when Davina revealed ex-housemate Lisa thought Rachel had fancied her boyfriend Mario.
Rachel replied: "He's a lovely guy. If I was 40! He's an attractive guy, but he's not really my type."