He upset them all week and even got told to shut up.

But Terriers fan Carl Longson turned it around on the final day and triumphed on Come Dine With Me.

The Marsden-born wind up merchant now lives in Cannock and appeared to be going down like a lead balloon with the other Midlands contestants on the hit TV show yesterday.

Known for his cutting banter, Carl immediately began to upset his fellow diners with his put downs and his “chauvinistic” views.

His clashes with the other diners made him the star of the show as he dubbed former Miss Staffordshire Charlotte, “too chunky to be a model” and upset feminist Ingrid by declaring he was the “hunter gatherer” and that his wife did the cooking and cleaning.

But despite falling out with the 23-year-old opera singer, he managed to impress the other two guests with his Viking themed three course meal – winning the £1,000 prize.

The 49-year-old dad of four, donned his Town shirt for the cooking scenes and then dressed up in full Viking regalia to greet his guests.

And he turned on the style – and the charm – cooking an adventurous meal that proved to be the show stopper.

Guests were also wowed by the Scandinavian barbecue cabin at his Staffordshire home and his personality change as he managed to rein in the put downs for one night only.

He said: “I can’t believe the stuff I’ve said and they still voted for me.

“I was surprised to win.

“I didn’t like Charlotte from day one but the other two were making out like I fancied her so I played up to it.”

Despite being painted as sexist by TV bosses Carl said his wife loved the show.

Carl Longson on Come Dine With Me in a snug fitting Town shirt
Carl Longson on Come Dine With Me in a snug fitting Town shirt
 

“She said well done; she’s happy with her role.

“She’s well paid for her house keeping; she gets a company car; she’s got it made!

“There was nothing in the show that I’m going to get arrested for, lose my job or lose my wife over, so it’s all good.”

And Carl revealed despite his out-dated views about a woman’s place in the home he hadn’t always been lucky enough to have a woman to take care of him.

“I’ve had my own house since I was 16,” he added.

“I haven’t got as fat as I am without knowing a thing or two about food!”