Celebrity Big Brother to air extra series in 2012

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 March 2012
Denise Welch

Denise Welch

'Celebrity Big Brother' will return for a new series this year after it proved a ratings hit in January

'Celebrity Big Brother' will return for a new series this year.

Bosses at Channel 5 were so impressed with the last edition of the show in January - which was won by 'Loose Women's Denise Welch - that they have commissioned an extra series from makers Endelmol to run in 2012.

The show will be aired in late summer although it will see the non-celebrity version of the show cut from 14 weeks to 10 to accommodate its run.

Denise was crowned winner of the show in January, beating Frankie Cocozza into second place and admitted she was stunned to have won the public vote.

When asked by host Brian Dowling how it felt to win, Denise - 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!"

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 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."

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