South African, Keagan Petersen, says he was extremely shocked when he was announced winner of Season Seven of the Big Brother Africa (StarGame) reality show last Sunday night.

He beat 34 four housemates selected from 14 African countries to win the grand prize of US$300,000 after 91 days of intense competition.

Speaking in an exclusive interview, the South African said “It’s been a couple of hours since I have been outside the house but I am still trying to let everything soak in properly but it is super overwhelming … it’s a real sensation.”

Keagan added, “I was extremely shocked … I wasn’t sure what Africa wanted, I wasn’t sure how the voting was actually going to go and I didn’t know where I stood… so that’s why I was extremely surprised when my name was called out to be the winner.”

The South African said, he wasn’t expectant at all and was extremely surprised, explaining, “that is why I had no extreme reaction. I was just quite.”

Keagan was noted for being the most troublesome housemate but he explained his attitude in the house was exactly how he behaves. “I was always at the centre of mischief, always doing crazy random and spontaneous things.”

Another high point in Keagan’s stay in the reality show was his relationship with Zambian housemate Talia. He described the relationship as one of “a mutual understanding.”

The relationship, he hinted, may lead to a union between the two but quickly added that the final decision, however, rested with Talia.

A night before the finale, the two lovebirds were captured by the cameras in a very intimate position. Keagan confirmed that they – Talia and himself – had sex in the Big Brother house and does not hold any regrets for the affair.

He disclosed that Angolan housemate Saydou, who dated Talia before him was evicted from the show, reacted “maturely” when they met after the finale. “He even congratulated me,” he added.

Touching on what he plans to do with the prize money, Keagan, who entered the reality show with a male partner, Lee, said he may share the money with his mate.

Talia, after her eviction on Sunday night, told IK, the host of the Big Brother StarGame, that the last six housemates, Prezzo (Kenya), Lady May (Namibia), Kyle (Uganda) and Wati (Malawi), Keagan and herself had agreed to share the prize money themselves irrespective of who won.

Quizzed whether there was such an agreement, Keagan hinted that, there is a possibility that the other housemates could also get a share of the money but stressed they were yet to extensively discuss that.

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