Emotions were running high on the last ever Big Brother Bit On The Side (BBBOTS) show, which was hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal last night.
The Presenter dedicated much of the final episode to the Channel 5 team, studio audience and his co-star Emma Willis, 42.
As he sat down to discuss the show with Emma, the 30-year-old was overcome with emotion and could be seen balling his eyes out.
“I just can’t imagine not being here,” Emma said in response to seeing the former The X Factor star in such a state.
Composing himself, a visibly upset Rylan replied: “I know but we are here and we have our winner.”
Congratulating Cameron Cole, 19, on his win, Emma enthused: “I just think it is really fitting that someone who was born the year the show came out becomes our winner.
“He is just wonderful and don’t get me wrong I’m not just blowing gas up Cameron’s a**e but the whole cast this year were great!”
Agreeing, Rylan intercepted: “It felt like Big Brother was back. [But] the big question is what do we do now?”
“F**k knows! Shall we just go on holiday for a month?” Emma joked, which drew giggles from the studio audience.
Changing the subject, Rylan turned to Emma and said: “I just want to say thank you for doing what you did with BBBOTS and giving me the opportunity to take it over from you.”(sic)
Standing to her feet to embrace Rylan, Emma gushed: “I just want to say thank you for taking my baby and bringing it up to be this wonderful child.”
The duos sweet heart-to-heart moment moved viewers watching at home, many of whom took to social media to discuss the scenes.
One person tweeted: “Absolutely heartbroken. I’m going to miss BB so much having watched the show since it first aired. Thank you BB.”(sic)
“I’ve cried a million tears, I’ve laughed until my side split, I screamed at my screen at some the controversial housemates but it’s been a fantastic ride. Tonight was a emotional rollercoaster,” added another.
A third sobbed: “Seeing Emma Willis totally distraught at the end of BBBOTS was awful! It’s the end of an era and my guilty pleasure.”
Showering the hosts with praise, a fourth said: “I’m so proud of you and I will never stop telling everyone that. My big brother forever.”
Another commentator shared: “Thank you Big Brother, thank you BBBOTS. Thank you Emma and Rylan – I will miss you!”
Someone else wrote: “Never thought I’d be sobbing over a TV show coming to an end, but here I am.”
Big Brother was on television for 17 years, but in September Channel 5 announced the show would be cancelled.
Endemol Shine, who produced the show, wrote on Twitter: “Disappointed not to reach an agreement with Channel 5.”