'Unacceptable behaviour': Big Brother reduces a shamed Denise to tears warning her to stop groping Playboy model Karissa
It was the morning after the night before and Denise Welch tried to put on a brave Loose Woman face on her drunken fumblings in the Big Brother house.
But in typical CBB style the 53-year-old was dragged into the diary room to explain exactly why she tried to pull Playboy model Karissa Shannon's trousers down and then embarked on a verbal scrap with Nicola McLean.
After talking over the events with Big Brother where Denise tried to say she was 'larking about' it eventually emerged the married mother-of-two was terrified of facing her housemates in her hungover state.
The crying game: Denise Welch got told by Big Brother that her actions were unacceptable last night
She said: 'I did what I would do with my friends at a jokey party. I apologised and then Nicola muscled in.'
A teary Denise then broke down and started to cry and said: 'I’m just dreading this day and I don’t know what to do about it.'
Big Brother firmly told her that her behaviour was 'unacceptable' and that they believe Denise understands that she behaved inappropriately.
Bad girl: The Loose Woman broke down in tears in the diary room after Big Brother told her that she upset her housemate
Later in the day Frankie Cocozza went into the diary room and vented to Big Brother that he never wanted to speak to the twins, Karissa and Kristina Shannon, ever again.
He said: 'I’m not going to talk to the twins at all. I don’t like holding grudges but no chance do I want to talk to those girls again.'
On last night's show Denise and Nicola tried to break the ice after having not spoken all day with Nicola attempting to start a conversation.
Showdown: Denise and Nicola McLean attempt to patch things up but Nicola starts to get upset
She told Denise that she offended her and Denise admitted that she was the 'catalyst' that sparked the arguments.
They began to talk about yesterday's spelling bee task again when Denise said: 'I didn’t like you calling me a liar. I feel you’ve changed towards me since you’ve been with the girls.'
Nicola tried to speak up but got upset and ran to the bathroom crying but said: 'I’m really sorry if I’ve ever offended you.'
Failed attempt: Denise is left speechless as Nicola runs away crying after they started talking for the first time
A couple of hours later Denise attempted again to speak to Nicola and tried to rectify the situation in the garden.
She said: 'I just want to apologise if what I said upset you and for the way I said it. I still have feelings about certain things but one of the things I have looked forward to is you and I seeing each other on the outside world.
'I know we weren’t drunk-drunk but I was the catalyst and if Natalie had been here I probably would have pulled her pants down and she’d have pulled them down further and I picked the wrong person.'
Take two: The women try for a second time in the garden to resolve their differences
Friends forever: After Denise gave a grovelling apology to Nicola the two celebrities decided to end their feud
She continued: 'It was stupid larking about and I would like to put it behind us if we can because I am so fond of you.
Nicola got teary eyed and said: 'I knew why you pulled Karissa’s trousers down, had you have done it to me I would have reacted differently.
'I feel like you haven't realised how much I know your personality in here. I really appreciate you apologising because I’m really upset. I admire you.'
The two women hugged it out and things seemed to be getting back to normal in the house.
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