Viewers of The Great Pottery Throw Down have reacted with satisfaction to the news that Ryan Barrett was crowned the winner.
The male model from Suffolk was popular with fans of the BBC Two contest throughout the series and triumphed in tonight’s final over Clover Lee and Richard Parker.
Well done to Ryan! Very worthy winner! #potterythrowdown
— Carly Hutton (@CarlyHutton1) March 23, 2017
So happy Ryan won!! Not only is he a total buff ting but dope at pottery 🤙🏼😋#potterythrowdown
— Ells (@ella_jude) March 23, 2017
After Ryan was announced as the winner, viewers saw an amusing conversation with his grandmother who he had called to pass on the good news.
He said: “I’m holding the trophy.”
His grandmother replied: “Are you? Well done dear. And you don’t get any money or anything?”
Ryan said: “No, Grandma, just a really nice trophy.”
— Jenny Gray-Wallis (@Jennygw) March 23, 2017
Many of those watching the programme said that they had been surprised at how interested they had become in pottery.
Im sat in my dressing gown cheering at the fact Ryan has won Great Pottery Throw Down … am I 21 or 61 🤔
— Jordan Edwards (@jordanedwardsx) March 23, 2017
#greatpotterythrowdown What am I going to do on Thursday nights. Learn Pottery. Don't be silly. Drink tea from Pottery. We'll done Ryan.
— Sari Pestell (@SariPestell) March 23, 2017
The other two finalists also impressed viewers.
I kind of want to write a novel where Ryan and Clover fall in love and make lovely pottery together #potterythrowdown
— Laura 🐎🌊 (@uisgebeatha) March 23, 2017
Ryan said that he had been taken aback by the reaction to himself and the series.
He said: “I didn’t expect the Twitter reaction to take off in such a big way.
“I think I was one of the top tweets on the first night.
“It was great to read all the tweets and to see that the viewers were enjoying the show, because that’s what it’s all about really.”