The man known as Mr Paparazzi was voted out during tonight's live final ahead of remaining contestants Jedward, Paddy Doherty, Amy Childs, Kerry Katona and Lucien Laviscount.
Lyons left the house to the sound of Lethal Bizzle's 'Pow' to a mainly negative reception from the crowd.
When asked by presenter Brian Dowling if he expected to reach the final, he replied: "No I didn't. I'm absolutely overawed, and I'm so happy to come out right in the middle, it's perfect.
"Going out number one would be everyone's worst nightmare, and being up for eviction three times and having the public support, to me, is fantastic."
Asked why he thought he was nominated so often, he said: "I speak my mind, and I have an opinion on everything.
"I was myself, I never had a game to play. When I went up to nominate, it was right from the heart."
Speaking about Bobby Sabel's sweat prank, he said: "The house needs to be a home, and to have a unit together was imperative. To this day I'm not happy about it, but you've got to forget, that's what life's about."
On his infamous abs, he declared that it was "not cheating", and that he still had to have a "strict diet and gym regime".
Lyons named Paddy Doherty as his favoured champion, describing him as his "rock" in the house.
Bobby Sabel earlier finished in seventh place.
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