He pipped his new pal and fellow Essex man Mark Wright (The Only Way Is Essex) to the crown on Saturday night. 

He was joined by girlfriend Lara and McFly-mate Tom Fletcher outside the camp, when he was released back into civilisation after several gruelling weeks on the show and has said he has now focussed his attention of Strictly Come Dancing, in which bandmate Harry Judd is competing. 

“I’m very much looking forward to getting back to the UK so I can see him on Strictly as soon as possible.” Paynter said. “I’m going to take my crown into the studio and say, ‘The pressure is on dude’.”