The international reality show Celebrity Big Brother has come a long way since Shilpa Shetty! The crown which once belonged to the Bollywood star has gone to an English actress, dancer and television presenter Denise Welch this year, who won Celebrity Big Brother in UK recently.
The 53-year-old Welch is best known for her roles in the British soap opera Coronation Street, a BBC drama series Waterloo Road and for presenting a lunchtime television programme Loose Women in her country.
Just like Shilpa, Denise had to conquer her tears and combat furious rows in the Celebrity Big Brother House to emerge the surprise victor. But contrary to Shilpa, who stood firm against her tormentor Jade Goody, showing ethics and uprightness on the show, Denise hogged the limelight for all the wrong reasons.
While in the House, Denise hit headlines as she flashed her naked bust to the other contestants while getting into a bathing tub. But her topless act wasn"t the end to her controversial behaviour. She also had a roaring argument with 22-year-old hoity-toity twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon, after she pulled down Karissa"s trousers.
When celebrity publicist Dale Bhagwagar was asked what he thought about the public lapping up Denise"s outrageous behaviour on the show, he replied, “It"s just the changing times. Having said that, righteousness is always better than notoriety and Shilpa will forever be remembered by Britons for having ruled their hearts as an icon for morality and goodness."
Bhagwagar had earlier handled the media for Shilpa Shetty during her days in Celebrity Big Brother.
Meanwhile, after winning the show, Denise told the host Brian Dowling, “I"m not gonna be modest, it feels bloody brilliant."