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Denise Welch: Celebrity Big Brother wasn't my 'finest hour'

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Denise Welch: Celebrity Big Brother wasn't my 'finest hour'

Denise Welch admits appearing on 'Celebrity Big Brother' was not her "finest hour".

The former 'Loose Women' presenter may have won the fly-on-the-wall show in January 2012, but she isn't proud of her drunken behaviour inside the famous house and is looking forward to reminding people of her acting talents with a role in the new series of 'Inspector George Gently'.

She told Closer magazine: "After leaving 'Loose Women' I decided to lie low a bit - the presenting side of my life had taken over and I became a celebrity and had done things like 'Celebrity Big Brother', which was not my finest hour.

"I thought it was about time I reminded people that I'm not a bad actress."

And Denise had a great time taking on the part of a brothel madam in the BBC One show.

She said: "My ex-husband [Tim Healy] guested in an episode a few years ago and I loved it so much I became hooked after that.

"I loved everything about filming on the series and the attention to detail at my brothel was just wonderful."

Since quitting 'Loose Women' in October 2013, the star has completely overhauled her lifestyle.

She explained: "My life has changed quite a lot. My husband [artist Lincoln Townley] and I don't drink or smoke anymore and without alcohol our life is much better. I like watching 'The Real Housewives' while Lincoln paints."