Bez mad for happy Monday
Former Happy Mondays dancer Bez has won Celebrity Big Brother.
06:30 24 January 2005
Bez wakes up today to a happy Monday after beating favourite Kenzie to the 50 grand prize on the Channel Four show.
Bookmakers had predicted Blazin' Squad rapper and odds-on favourite Kenzie to win.
But a surprised Bez emerged from the set to the crackle of fireworks and cheering crowds.
On hearing the news, the 1990s cult icon couldn't believe it.
"You're joking! Stop messing, no way," he said.
The 40-year old Mancunian - aka Mark Berry - received 54 per cent of the vote ahead of Kenzie (46 per cent) and Brigitte Nielsen (28 per cent), Sylvester Stallone's former wife.
Outside the house, Bez said: "I enjoyed my time in there, met some good people."
In total over one million votes were cast since the start of the show on January 6th, raising over a quarter of a million pounds for charity.
Actor Jeremy Edwards, model Caprice, DJ Lisa I'Anson, racing pundit John McCririck, academic Germaine Greer and astrologer Jackie Stallone also took part.
Greer stormed out of the "fascist" house after just four days and Mrs Stallone was evicted soon after in the first public vote.