By Emily Sheridan

She's a winner! Denise Welch did her trademark bra flashes after being crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2012

Actress and TV presenter Denise Welch has been crowned the surprise winner of this year's Celebrity Big Brother.

The Loose Women star, 53, looked shocked when she beat teenager Frankie Cocozza to the prize.

As she left the Elstree compound to the sounds of Flo Rida's hit Good Feeling, the married mother-of-two did her trademark bra flash.

Asked how it felt to win by host Brian Dowling, a visibly emotional Welch enthused: 'I'm not gonna be modest it feels bl**dy brilliant.'

Addressing her argument with Nicola McLean over pulling down Karissa's pyjama bottoms, 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.'

Celebrate: Brian Dowling congratulates Denise after her wn

And when asked about her tricky relationship with Madsen, Welch admitted she was at a loss to explain it.

She said: 'Brian, you tell me. To the day I know I will not understand that man.

'Not everyone is gonna like me. I'm a pathetic people-pleaser. Its the unpredictability of Michael. I tried to get to know him and it didn't work.'

Let's party: A jubilant Denise left the Elstree compound to the strains of Flo Rida's hit single Good Feelilng

The former Coronation Street star look embarrassed as she was shown footage of her topless hot tub session with Frankie.

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.'

Although he was the bookies' favourite to win, 19-year-old Cocozza looked pleased with second place.

Following his spectacular downfall on last year's X Factor, the Brighton wannabe thought he would be one of the first to leave the house.

Shock: Denise and Frankie react as they find out who won

He admitted he wore his sunglasses on during his eviction to hide his tears because he was so emotional - not to be appear 'rock n roll'.

He said: 'I was expecting to go in and leave after four days. It went better than I thought.'

When 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).'

Time to leave: Denise hesitated at the bottom of the stairs as voiceover Marcus Bentley had to tell her to leave several times

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.

Former rugby player Gareth Thomas - a former bookies' favourite to win the show - and Reservoir Dogs star Madsen ended up in third and fourth place respectively.

Second place: Former X Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza looked pleased to be in second place

Addressing his tricky relationship with Denise in the house, Madsen couldn't pin down a reason they clashed, and kept laughing as he was questioned by Brian.

He said: 'Can you ask security to keep her away from me.

'I couldn't really tell what she was after and she was definitely after me.'

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.

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

After being announced by Brian Dowling, the baying crowd then shouted: 'Off, off, off.'

During their exit interview, they made no apologies about their confidence, which Brian suggested could be seen as arrogance.

Karissa 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.

When 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.'

Back for the live final were all former housemates Andrew Stone, Natasha Giggs, Georgia Salpa, Kirk Norcross, Natalie Cassidy, Nicola McLean and Romeo.

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 make their way towards the stairs

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

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