WARNING: The following article contains spoilers from Wednesday’s Live Grand Final of Big Brother Australia 2020, including the winner. Read at your own risk.
After 39 days of tasks, strategy, and drama; International Model Chad Hurst was crowned the winner of Big Brother Australia 2020 in Wednesday night’s live grand final, taking home the $234,656 cash prize.
Host Sonia Kruger announced the winner in the final moments of the finale, informing the nation that Chad had gotten the most votes from the public was crowned the winner as over 700,000 Australians voted in 24 hours.
The 27-year-old was in shock as the announcement was made as he hugged his mother on stage and became overwhelmed with emotion.
“I stayed true to myself and to my family,” he said. “I also won the most challenges which helped. I honestly think it’s fate. The old boy, it’s his show.”
Chad said he would take his friends on a trip and help out his mum with the bills with the money.
Sonia caught up with 18 of the 20 housemates during the 90-plus minute finale, looking back at the good times, bad times, tears, and tantrums from the last six weeks inside Big Brother’s house. Laura and Zoe were the only two who didn’t make the final, due to COVID lockdowns.
Due to COVID-19, the housemates were all spread apart in a socially-distant setup.
Earlier in the day, both Chad and Sophie revealed on Sunrise they would split the money between them if one of them wins.
“If one of us wins we’re definitely going to share the money, that’s for sure, we did it as a team,” Hurst told Sam Armytage and Natalie Barr.
Big Brother Australia returns to Channel 7 in 2021.