Big Brother stars returns to East Tennessee

A crowd of about two dozen greeted Judd Daugherty as he landed at McGhee Tyson Airport.

The McMinn County native was a contestant on the CBS show 'Big Brother.'

Daugherty was kicked off and then won a spot back on the show.

He didn't win, but says it was great experience anyway and now he's glad to be back home.

"I'm really happy to be home see all my friends and family," Daughtery said. "All the supporters here in Tennessee they've been great. I really appreciate everybody."

Daughtery says he's now looking forward to spending time with those loved ones.