Sam Heughan has been voted Radio Times TV Champion 2015. And now that Outlander fans’ tireless work has paid off, we’d like to celebrate the ingenious ways in which the clan won Sam his victory.
The tournament saw them rack up millions of votes as Sam triumphed in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Champion before an astonishing 16.5 MILLION votes over an epic three day final battle with Ricky Gervais finally crowned him Champion of Champions.
So how did Outlander fans achieve this feat? Through passion, creativity, teamwork and a sense of fun, that’s how. The clan worked together, spurred each other on and spent sleepless nights making sure that Sam got the best chance possible.
Here’s a look back at how the glorious battle was won….
The Outlander clan showed just how serious they are by staying up all night to vote, spurring each other on – and even keeping fit in the process…
— Mendy xo (@therealmoonie) August 19, 2015
Who just did nightly sit-ups with my kid while voting for @SamHeughan as Sci-Fi Champ? This girl! Got 1 vote in for every 2 sit-ups!
— Laura harlen (@laura_harlen) August 19, 2015
— Sim ♥️ (@Sim_Showbelle) August 26, 2015
Over 4 million votes @SamHeughan, your Fans are determine to vote you to the next round through the nite!!!!! That's PASSION ❤️??????????❤️!
— ladywhoshoppe (@ladywhoshoppe) August 13, 2015
— down w/the sickness (@shan5182) August 29, 2015
It’s clear that Sam’s victory couldn’t have happened without the fans working together as impressively as they did. Across the globe, members of the Outlander clan world worked in co-ordinated shifts to get the maximum votes possible.
— Sandy❤️✈️ (@HolaasSandy) August 26, 2015
— Gwyn (@Gwynifer99) August 27, 2015
— Melinda (@mcochran206) August 27, 2015
— Katy (@KatyWheeee) August 29, 2015
— Jamie Lynn Hunkins (@avecliberte) August 28, 2015
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) August 31, 2015
— Jenny Jeffries (@sniskybobfry) August 26, 2015
Best Fans Ever. (Start planning YOUR celebration… What do we do?!) https://t.co/wISR0gAv1I
— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) August 30, 2015