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Ex-Big Brother star Anthony Ogogo in shock Olympics victory

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Ex-Big Brother star Anthony Ogogo continued his Olympic gold medal quest in the boxing yesterday, beating top-seeded Ukrainian Ievgen Khytrov.

Ogogo, who appeared in Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack in 2008, was the surprise victor, beating the favourite in a tense bout that was watched by royals Prince Phillip and Prince Edward.

Great Britain's Boxer Anthony Ogogo during the London 2012 kitting out session at Loughborough University, Loughborough.

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"It was my self-belief that got me over the line," said Ogogo afterwards.

"Neither my family nor my teammates believed I could win this. If I didn't believe in myself my legs would have crumbled."

Ogogo dedicated his victory to his mum, who suffered a brain haemorrhage six weeks ago.

After the fight, he wrote on Twitter: "Speaking to my Mum, hearing her tell me she loves me has been the best part of the day bar none... Inspiration. X"

Celebrity Hijack was a spinoff of the popular reality show, which aired on E4 and featured especially talented youngsters ranging from 18-21 years old. Ogogo finished fourth in the final. The series was won by aspiring politician John Loughton.

[Olympics London 2012 - In Pictures]

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