After announcing to the house that Deborah is the third housemate to leave, she hugged the two remaining housemates and left to cheers from the crowd.
On finishing in third place, Deborah told Emma: “It feels good. When I had accomplished what I had done in that house, I was already a winner.”
On making it to the final, Deborah said: “I didn’t even take this dress out of the black bag. I thought I was too boring.”
When Emma asked how it felt to be crowned the most deserving housemate, a tearful Deborah replied: “I was lost for words. Someone’s read my story, someone’s listened to me and understood where I’ve come from. It was nice to know that everyone thought I have earned my place here, I didn’t just coast through.”
On keeping her cool in the house, Deborah said: “I came here with a different reason. I came here to be a better mum, a better daughter and a better sister.”