Denise Welch wins Celebrity Big Brother
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 January 2012
Denise Welch was crowned the winner of 'Celebrity Big Brother' on Friday night (27.01.12) beating Frankie Cocozza, Gareth Thomas, Michael Madsen and twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon
Denise Welch is the winner of 'Celebrity Big Brother' 2012.
The 'Loose Women' star received the most public votes to take the title on Friday night (27.01.12) beating Frankie Cocozza into second place.
Denise was completely stunned when her name was read out, and left the house to a chorus of cheers.
When asked by host Brian Dowling how it felt to win, the 53-year-old TV personality - who bared her breasts on the reality show - said: "I didn't know whether to celebrate or get my t**s out. I can't talk ... I'm not going to be modest it feels bloody brilliant!"
Brian quizzed Denise on how she now felt about the infamous 'pantsgate' night - which saw her pull down Karissa Shannon's pyjamas exposing her butt and then clashing with fellow housemate Nicola McLean.
Denise was adamant she didn't regret her argument with Nicola, saying: "I bottled a few things up, so after a few sherries it all came out. But I don't regret what I said, just how I said it. But I do bottle things up and that's something I will take with me."
Although Frankie just missed out on winning the series, he insisted he was thrilled to have made it to the final after being booed on his way in.
The 19-year-old singer - who was kicked off 'The X Factor' for taking drugs - said: "I think I'm gonna cry, I feel emotional. I expected to go in and leave after four days."
Frankie said the best thing about his time in the house was making some great friends, and he insisted he would stay in touch with Michael Madsen and Kirk Norcross.
He said: "I bonded well with Kirk. And Michael was really cool. You just don't think you're gonna meet people from big, proper films."
Frankie's former 'X Factor' mentor Gary Barlow also paid tribute to him in a statement he gave to spin-off show 'Big Brother's Bit on the Side'.
It read: "I guess everyone is getting to know the real Frankie, the one I wanted everyone to get to know last year. I guess everyone knows now ... Good luck mate, I'm proud of you."
The other finalists, gay rugby player Gareth Thomas, 'Reservoir Dogs' star Michael and Playboy twins Karissa and Kristina came third, fourth and fifth respectively.