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Julian Clary: 'Julie Goodyear reminds me of Bette Davis'

Julian Clary has said that "fiery and fierce" Celebrity Big Brother housemate Julie Goodyear reminded him of Bette Davis.

The two formed a strong friendship in the house, with Julie saying upon her eviction: "[He was] absolutely fantastic, we hit it off straight away. Kind, caring, funny - he's a friend for life."

Julian Clary leaves the Celebrity Big Brother House as the winner during the live final at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.
Picture date: Friday September 7, 2012. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

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Julie Goodyear is 7th housemate to be evicted from CBB

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Julian, who won the series yesterday (September 7) after beating Coleen Nolan, Martin Kemp, MC Harvey, Ashley McKenzie and The Situation in the final, showed equal affection for the 70-year-old, despite her occasionally controversial actions in the house.

Speaking to journalists including Digital Spy, he said of the ex-Coronation Street star: "I like tricky people. People are boring you know. I'd think,'She'll give a marvellous performance tomorrow', and sure enough, having been vile all day long, the next day she went around saying 'I love you' to people.

"She's complicated and she reminded me of Bette Davis, fiery and fierce."

Day 16: Julian and Julie dancing

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When asked whether he'd like to work with her again in the future, he replied: "I'd like to. A sitcom, maybe? She's got great comic timing."

Much was made of Julian's calm, unflappable nature in the house - when asked what his secret was, he said: "I don't explode... never judge. That's my way of going through life.

"Once or twice [in the house] I would feel like getting all worked up, but I'll not upset the boat. I'd go and laugh."

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