I had to drop my old ways.'Tom was greeted by a slew of cheers from the gathered crowds outside of the house on his exit, with many chanting his name as he greeted show host Emma Willis, before running over to his former housemates.
After spending 54 days in the Elstree compound, Tom was the first housemate to be evicted and found himself shortly followed by Deborah - who cut a glamorous figure in a plunging lace gown.
Recalling what she has learned from the show, she said: 'To stay being you, I want to come out and have fun with no make-up or whatever.
I'm obsessed with my tan and my looks and it doesn't mean anything.'Breaking down in tears, Emma reassured Isabelle that she is beautiful inside and out and asked whether she would be ditching the tan, thanks to her new found confidence.
'I didn't even think I was going in and to next minute be sat in the final,' he reflected while speaking to Emma, adding: 'What's going on?
Life is a roller-coaster, you've just got to ride it.' On launch night, Tom had been chosen by the public as 'the People's Housemate' out of four potential contestants and survived until the bitter end of the show - despite being forced to make a slew of awkward decisions that involved his housemates.