'Till the day I die, I will not understand that man': Celebrity Big Brother winner Denise Welch takes one last swipe at Michael Madsen
3.8 million people watched the final on Friday night, up 800,000 from last year.
Denise Welch said she will never understand Michael Madsen following their tempestuous relationship in the Celebrity Big Brother house.
The Loose Women star, 53, was last night crowned the winner of this year's series but couldn't help taking one last swipe at the Hollywood actor.
She looked shocked and screamed 'No!' when she learned that she had beaten bookies favourite Frankie Cocozza to the prize.
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She's a winner! Denise Welch did her trademark bra flashes after being crowned Celebrity Big Brother winner
Let's party: A jubilant Denise left the Elstree compound to the strains of Flo Rida's hit single Good Feeling
As she left the Elstree compound to the
sounds of Flo Rida's hit Good Feeling, the married mother-of-two couldn't help doing her
trademark bra flash.
But it was her inability to get on with Michael Madsen that became the focus of her post-house interview.
Presenter Brian Dowling said: 'You had some constant battles with Michael, Denise we're still not sure what was going on.'
To which she replied: 'Brian, you tell me because 'til the day I die I will not understand that man. I'm a pathetic people pleaser but I've learnt that I can't please everyone.'
Celebrate: Brian Dowling congratulates Denise after her wn
Bl**dy lovely: Denise Welch is interviewed by host Brian Dowling
She was after me: Michael Madsen told Brian he tried not to think too much about how Denise felt about him
She went on to explain that she believed the pressure of being in the house together was a factor in the twosome almost constantly being at loggerheads with one another.
Denise said: 'Some of the best laughs I had in the house were with Michael when we were talking – it's made my learn that not everyone is gonna like me.
'If we'd not been together in a house, maybe we would've maybe had a laugh – it's just the unpredctability of Michael. I tried to chip away at him and find out why he felt this way about me… didn't work!'
Tension: Frankie and Denise await the results of Celebrity Big Brother
Shock: Denise and Frankie react as they find out who won
Meanwhile the Hollywood actor had his own take on their falling outs.
Before Brian could even finish his first question about the Loose Women star, Michael joked: 'Can you ask security to keep her away from me'
He added: 'I couldn't really tell what she was after … she was definitely after me.'
Asked whether he thought Denise fancied him, the Donnie Brasco actor replied: 'I don't know, I don't know. I tried to stop thinking about it at some point.'
Shameless: Denise (bottom right) reacts to seeing footage of topless hot tub antics
He also insisted he had attempted to be conciliatory after their rows, and claimed: 'I tried to make peace, but she wasn't having it.'
Dowling also pressed Denise on her argument with Nicola McLean after the famous pantsgate incident with twin Karissa.
Addressing the argument, Denise said: 'To be honest, I said to Nicola, I meant what I said, I regretted the way I said it.
'Because I bottled everything up, but a few sherries later, it came out.'
Surprise: Georgia, Kirk, Natalie and Nicola react to the news that Denise has won
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Of course Denise was also made privy to her shameless dip in the hot tub with Frankie Cocozza.
The former Coronation Street star looked embarrassed as she was shown footage of the topless session with the disgraced X Factor singer.
Perhaps she felt uncomfortable because her father was in the audience.
She admitted: 'I did regret it later.
But it was Frankie and Kirk… Having those two naughty boys in there
was brilliant. I thought they should benefit from being with an older
woman in a hot tub.'
Before Denise had her time to shine, bookies' favourite to win, Frankie Cocozza took his turn in the hot seat.
Time to leave: Denise hesitated at the bottom of the stairs as voiceover Marcus Bentley had to tell her to leave several times
The singer, who was axed from the X Factor after boasting of his drug taking antics, looked pleased with second place.
his spectacular downfall on last year's X Factor, the Brighton wannabe
thought he would be one of the first to leave the house.
He admitted he wore his sunglasses on
during his eviction to hide his tears because he was so emotional – not
to appear 'rock n roll'.
He said: 'I was expecting to go in and leave after four days. It went better than I thought.'
asked which housemate he didn't like, Frankie said: 'I don't wanna say
if he's out there… I don't like you Andrew (Stone).'
Second place: Former X Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza looked pleased to be in second place
Welch's triumph came after actor Michael
Madsen and Playboy models Karissa and Kristina Shannon were the first
housemates to be evicted in the final.
The twins – who were counted as one housemate – ended up in fifth place behind Denise.
rugby player Gareth Thomas – a former bookies' favourite to win the
show – and Reservoir Dogs star Madsen ended up in third and fourth place
Covering up: The disgraced X Factor singer said he was wearing shades in case he cried
After learning they had been evicted, one of the twins predicated: 'They're gonna boo like f**k.'
When the doors opened, the blondes were besieged with a barrage of boos.
After being announced by Brian Dowling, the baying crowd then shouted: 'Off, off, off.'
Here comes the boyos: Gareth Thomas (left) and Michael Madsen ended up in third and fourth place respectively in this year's Celebrity Big Brother final
During their exit interview, they made no apologies about their confidence, which Brian suggested could be seen as arrogance.
replied: 'We just know we're very popular… They probably think we're
arrogant but we don't care. We wanna inspire other young women to be
confident in themselves.'
Despite previous declarations they wanted to win the show, the twins insisted they didn't mind coming fifth.
First out: Karissa (left) and Kristina Shannon were the first to be voted out in the Celebrity Big Brother final
Karissa said: 'We're so nervous. We feel like everybody won who made it to the final.'
Throughout the interview, Karissa – in the pink – did most of the speaking.
asked about her argument with Denise after the actress pulled down her
pyjama bottoms, Karissa said: 'I'm happy with the way I handled it. I
stood up for myself.'
for the live final were all former housemates Andrew Stone, Natasha
Giggs, Georgia Salpa, Kirk Norcross, Natalie Cassidy, Nicola McLean and
You haven't won: The twins react to finding out they are the first to leave
Earlier in the show, the winners of the Celebrity Big Brother 2012 Awards were unveiled to the remaining housemates before the live evictions.
Karissa and Kristina were dismayed to find out Romeo had beaten them to the title of Sexiest Housemate.
They complained: 'Come on, we're Playmates!'
And then there were two: Frankie and Denise say goodbye to Gareth
Time to go: The twins say their goodbyes to Gareth and Denise after being voted off the show
As they accepted the award on Romeo's behalf, they said they should have won it instead.
But Denise pointed out Romeo was 'beautiful inside as well as out' – perhaps in a nod to their bitchy behaviour on the show.
Frankie ended up winning Best Hair, despite the twins declaration that 'it looks like Frankie killed a possum, dragged it through the forest and glued it to his head'.
In the pink: Former housemates Georgia Salpa, Natasha Giggs and Nicola McLean all wore pink dresses
Popular: Natalie Cassidy and Kirk Norcross were received well by the crowd
Here's the boys: Rapper Romeo and Andrew Stone received cheers and boos respectively