Celebrity Big Brother 2012, also known as Celebrity Big Brother 9, was the ninth series of the British reality television series Celebrity Big Brother. It began on 5 January 2012 and ended on 27 January 2012.[1] It was the second Celebrity series to air on Channel 5 as part of the channel's then two-year contract with the show and the ninth series of the show to air overall.[2] The series was sponsored by Plusnet.[3] This was the first of two series of Celebrity Big Brother to air in 2012.[4]

The series was won by actress and television presenter Denise Welch.[5]


 [hide*1 Pre-series



Adverts for the new series began being shown from 10 December, one featuring Shaun Williamson which began airing on 12 December.[6] An advert aired on 20 December 2011, featuring former celebrity housemates Amy Childs,Jedward and Kerry Katona and presenter Brian Dowling on Channel 5.[7]


The previous sponsor, Freederm did not return to sponsor the new series. According to their Facebook fanpage, this was because, as a company, they disagreed with actor Michael Madsen's recent direct-to-DVD films and as he was to become a housemate they decided not to renew their contract with Channel 5. Therefore this series was sponsored by Sheffield-based ISP Plusnet.[3]

Live streaming[edit]Edit

Due to a large outcry from fans in the 2011 series for there being no live streaming, this series introduced a new show named Big Brother: Live from the House, which was scheduled to air after every eviction for one hour on Channel 5's sister channel 5*.[8] On Day 15, Big Brother: Live from the House won 5* its highest ever rating since its launch in 2006, with 994,000 viewers tuning in to watch the live streaming. This has called for Channel 5 to re-introduce the 24-hour live feed.[9]


Channel 5 released images of the updated house two day prior to the launch on January 3, 2012.[10] The physical layout of the house remains mostly unchanged from the previous series, however the house theme was changed to an Alpine chalet, with lots of wood, fur and leather furnishings. The Sauna was removed and a hot tub was installed to replace it. Unlike previous versions of Celebrity Big Brother aired in the winter, the pool still remained in the garden.

The Diary Room[edit]Edit

An image of the diary chair was released on 4 January 2012 on the official Facebook page. The chair is made from wood with leather cushioning, and contributes to theAlpine chalet theme for the house.[11]


Andrew Stone[edit]Edit

Andrew Stone (born 15 December 1972)[12] was the lead singer and songwriter for the group Starman, who is known for appearing on the Sky1 TV series Pineapple Dance Studios. He was nominated for eviction on Day 4 and was first person to be evicted on Day 7. In keeping with the "Fairy Tale" task he left via the Big Brother garden in a horse and carriage.[13][14]

Denise Welch[edit]Edit

Denise Welch (born 22 May 1958[15]) is an English actressdancer and television presenter, best known for her appearances on Coronation StreetWaterloo Road and Loose Women. She won the show as the contestant with the highest number of public votes. Denise has now split from her husband Tim Healy and is still on Loose Women.

Frankie Cocozza[edit]Edit

Frankie Cocozza (born 17 January 1993) is a former contestant in the eighth series of The X Factor; from which he was disqualified after evidence of cocaine use surfaced.[16] He was runner-up, coming second to celebrity Denise Welch.

Gareth Thomas[edit]Edit

Gareth "Alfie" Thomas (born 25 July 1974[17]), is a Welsh retired professional rugby union and rugby league player, and in December 2009, he became the first openly gay rugby player in Britain. He is the ambassador for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. He finished the series in 3rd Place, being the third housemate eliminated in the final.

Georgia Salpa[edit]Edit

Georgia Salpa (born 14 May 1985, AthensGreece) is a Greek-Irish model[18][19][20] known for appearances on Irish television in The Podge and Rodge ShowRepublic of TellyCelebrity Salon and Catwalk to Kilimanjaro. She was nominated for eviction on Day 4.[13] She survived the vote, was not eligible to be nominated during the next round, when she was the only housemate to nominate. She was nominated on Day 11[21] and became the third housemate evicted on Day 14.

Karissa and Kristina Shannon[edit]Edit

Karissa and Kristina Shannon (born 2 October 1989) are American glamour modelsPlayboy Playmates and twin sisters. They first appeared in the Playboy Mansion in 2008 before leaving in 2010. They finished the series in 5th Place, becoming the first housemates eliminated in the final.

Kirk Norcross[edit]Edit

Kirk Norcross (born 21 April 1988[22]) is a British television personality and a club promoter for Sugar Hut, a nightclub in BrentwoodEssex. He became known to the public in 2010 after appearing on The Only Way Is Essex. Norcross was nominated for eviction on Day 14 against all housemates other than Gareth, he was evicted from the house after receiving the fewest votes to save on Day 16.

Michael Madsen[edit]Edit

Michael Madsen (born 25 September 1957)[citation needed] is an American actor, poet, and photographer. He has appeared in more than 150 films, most of them small independent films, though he has starred in central roles in such films as Reservoir DogsFree WillyDonnie Brasco, and Kill Bill, in addition to a supporting role in Sin City. Madsen is also credited with voice work in several video games, including Grand Theft Auto IIITrue Crime: Streets of L.A. andDRIV3R. He was nominated for eviction on Day 11.[21] He finished the series in 4th Place, being the second housemate eliminated in the final.

Natalie Cassidy[edit]Edit

Natalie Cassidy (born 13 May 1983[23]) is a British actress, most commonly known for appearing in the television soap EastEnders as Sonia Fowler. She has also appeared in the BBC Two sitcom Psychoville and was a contestant on the seventh series of Strictly Come Dancing. Natalie was evicted from the house after Kirk, in a double eviction on Day 16.

Natasha Giggs[edit]Edit

Natasha Giggs (born 11 October 1982) is a former estate agent known for having an extramarital affair with the footballer Ryan Giggs, her brother-in-law; the affair was publicised by the media in 2011. She was nominated for eviction by Georgia on Day 7 and became the second housemate to be evicted from the house on Day 9.

Nicola McLean[edit]Edit

Nicola McLean (born 16 September 1981[24]) is an English glamour model and media personality. She finished in sixth place on the eighth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. She was nominated for eviction by Georgia on Day 7 but survived the public vote against Natasha Giggs. In the final week Nicola polled the fewest votes of the remaining housemates and was consequently evicted on Day 21, two days before the final.


MC Romeo (born 23 October 1980; real name Marvin Dawkins) is an English rapper/MC, who found fame in the UK garage group So Solid Crew. Romeo previously appeared on reality TV in The Games (Channel 4) and Don't Tell the Bride (BBC Three). Romeo made it to the final week, but polled the fewest votes in the six way vote after Nicola was evicted, and was evicted on Day 21, two days before the final.


A summary of what happened by day is provided below.

Day 1 Entrances Natalie, Michael, Andrew, Karissa and Kristina, Frankie, Gareth, Nicola, Kirk, Georgia, Natasha, Romeo and Denise entered the Big Brother House on Day 1.
Task Natalie Cassidy, the first housemate to enter the house, was called to the Diary Room and set a secret task by Big Brother; she had to follow Big Brothers instructions via a hidden earpiece. Each time she completed a mini task she won a fellow housemates suitcase, failure to complete each mini task meant a housemate would lose their suitcase each time. She passed the task, although she did not kiss fellow housemate, Frankie Cocozza, on the lips as instructed to do so. As a result, she had to choose one housemate (except herself and the twins counted as one person) to forfeit their suitcase. She chose Romeo.
Day 2 Task Housemates participated in a Celebrity Circuits challenge; various podiums were placed in the garden stating things that certain housemates have done in their past. Each housemate had to connect themselves to certain podiums to complete the circuit. The housemates successfully passed their task and earned Romeo his suitcase.
Day 3 Task Former Celebrity Big Brother housemate, Jodie Marsh, entered the house to judge a fitness task. Housemates had to take part in tasks such as bodybuildingbleep tests and climbing a 60-foot (18 m) wire ladder in the garden.
Day 4 Events Andrew and Georgia were nominated for eviction for Day 7's eviction by their fellow housemates.
Day 5 Tasks Denise and Natalie were sent a secret task to collect various items from their fellow housemates by The Cheeky Cherubs(Jedward); they were asked to collect Michael's hat, half of Karissa's sandwich and a lock of Frankie's hair. They successfully passed their task and were awarded each with their favourite meal in the Diary Room.
Day 6 Tasks All the housemates were set their first shopping task, each housemate portrayed different fairy tale characters; Andrew was The Beast, Denise was the The Three Bears, Frankie, Kirk and Romeo were The Three Little Pigs, Gareth was Prince Charming, Georgia was Rapunzel, Karissa was Goldilocks, Kristina was Belle, Michael was Geppetto, Natalie was Red Riding Hood, Natasha wasPinocchio and Nicola was The Big Bad Wolf.
Day 7 Tasks All housemates continued their fairy tale themed shopping task. They finished their shopping tasks with only £300 left.
Exits Andrew became the first celebrity to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House.
Events Due to Georgia surviving the eviction, she was asked by Big Brother to choose the two housemates who will automatically face the public vote. She chose Nicola and Natasha.
Day 8 Tasks Karissa and Kristina were sent various secret tasks by The Cheeky Cherubs (Jedward); they were asked to hide and lie about who hid Michael's hat, and they were asked to throw some of Frankie's clothes in the swimming pool. On the following evening, Kirk, Georgia, Frankie, Denise and Natasha played a game of spin the bottle in which whoever the bottle pointed at had to kiss the person that the other end was pointing at. Kirk is hoping that he’ll get a kiss with Georgia but when Georgia shares many kisses with Frankie instead of him Kirk becomes a little bit envious of Frankie despite being his friend.
Day 9 Exits Natasha became the second celebrity to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House. Her eviction song was "Read All About It" by Professor Green featuring Emeli Sandé. Frankie and Romeo are set a secret task in which Frankie goes on separate dates with Karissa and Kristina whilst Romeo gives him tips on how to charm the girls through an earpiece and at the end the twins must give Frankie a rating out of 10 for his flirting skills. Despite Romeo trying to give Frankie tips on how to win Karissa over, Frankie deliberately messes up the first date in order to get back at Karissa for throwing his clothes in the pool. But Frankie decides to finally listen to Romeo’s advice during his date with Kristina, he gives her various complements including saying 'Are your feet aching because you've been running round my head all day'. But to both Romeo and Frankie’s amazement, it’s Kristina who impresses Frankie more than anything such as commenting on the fact that she has forgotten to wear a bra and stretching her breasts out towards him. Kristina. Karissa rates Frankie 0/10 and Kristina rates him 10/10 much to Frankie’s delight.
Day 10 Task Housemates divided themselves into five teams for the "Bed Race" task. Each team consisted of a pair of housemates: Red (Kirk, Michael), Pink (Frankie, Nicola), Blue (Gareth, Natalie), Green (Denise, Romeo), Yellow (Georgia, Karissa and Kristina). Housemates raced through a vat of syrup to find teddy bears hidden in pillows on a giant bed. Each team has four bears to retrieve. The winning team was awarded with immunity from the next public vote and the losing team received punishment. The finishing order for the task was: Pink, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green. The punishment for Denise and Romeo consisted of sleeping in a single bed together with the amplified sound of Michael snoring.
Events Frankie and Nicola were granted immunity from nominations on Day 14.
Day 11 Events Georgia and Michael were nominated for eviction for Day 14's eviction by their fellow housemates.
Day 12 Tasks For their second shopping task, Big Brother sent housemates ridiculous and random tasks, each of which they must complete in a minute using items scattered around the Big Brother House (similar to the game show Minute to Win It. Big Brother would instruct housemates regarding each task at random through audio, written, and hidden cues. Televised tasks included (and performed by): Get in the wheelie bin in the Garden (Kirk & Frankie, Michael), Get in the treasure chest in the Living Room (Romeo), Get in the red handcuffs hanging from the mannequin in the Garden with the housemate you'd most like to sleep with (Kirk, Georgia), Get in a bath filled with blue dye for at least 30 seconds (Natalie),Get in to tomorrow's newspaper by creating drama (Karissa and Kristina), Get in the fat suit and the Portaloo (Gareth), Get into the giant shoe in the Garden (Denise), Get into the music and dance on the circular stage in the Living Room to "Baby" (Frankie), Get into Michael's bed (all housemates).
Day 13 Tasks The housemates continued with the second day of the "Minute to Get in It" shopping task. Televised tasks included (and performed by): Get in the candle suit and in the cake in the Garden (Frankie), Get in the dog costume and in the character of a dog (Denise), Get into the boat in the Bathroom area with the housemates you nominated on Sunday (Kirk, Georgia and Karissa and Kristina), Get in the gift-wrapped box to find out how many tasks housemates needed to complete to pass (Gareth). Housemates successfully passed the shopping task and only accrued a total of 5 failures.
Events Big Brother celebrated Frankie's 19th birthday with birthday-themed tasks and a rock star-themed reward party. Due to being very drunk, Denise cavorts topless in the hot tub with Frankie who doesn’t appear to have a problem with it. But some of the other housemates are not so enthusiastic about Denise’s strange behaviour and a seemingly over-protective Nicola puts a black top on Denise to cover up her breasts then demands her to get out the hot tub and go to bed. The other housemates discuss her disgraceful antics and assume that she has secret soft spot for Frankie as well as being drunk
Day 14 Task In "Playing for a Saying" housemates were divided into three groups: the Red Team (Kirk, Michael, Romeo), the Blue Team (Frankie, Gareth, Georgia, Nicola), and the Actors (Denise, Karissa and Kristina, Natalie). The Actors mimed well known sayings using bizarre props. The teams watching the silent actions via a television had to buzz-in first to provide an answer. The Blue Team won the task with a final score of 7-4.
Events Following the live eviction, housemates were instructed to provide nominations for the next live eviction in a live, face-to-face, quickfire-style nomination. All housemates except for Gareth faced the public vote for a double eviction on Day 16 as Gareth had no nominations.
Exits Georgia became the third celebrity to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House. Her eviction song was "Domino" by Jessie J.
Day 15 Task Big Brother divided housemates into two teams. Each team has red button and a shredder, the team that pressed their button first would receive letters from home but as a consequence would shred the other team's letters. If neither team had pressed their button after 15 minutes, all letters would be shredded. The teams were placed in two different rooms and could not communicate with members of the other team. The team consisting of Denise, Frankie, Gareth, and Karissa and Kristina planned to not press their button while the team consisting of Kirk, Michael, Natalie, and Kirk came to the consensus to shred the other team's letters. After one second, Nicola pressed the button shredding the other team's letters.
Day 16 Task Big Brother sent Gareth on a secret mission to use his sporting experience to motivate each housemate one-on-one with a pep talk using as many sporting phrases to ready themselves for the upcoming eviction and inspire them for their remaining time in the Big Brother House. Once Gareth completed talking to all housemates, he had to get all housemates into a huddle and sing Bread of Heaven. Gareth successfully completed the task and as a reward, received his letter from home.
Exits Kirk became the fourth celebrity to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House; his eviction song was "Ladykiller" by The Saturdays. Natalie became the fifth celebrity to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House; her eviction song was "No Light, No Light" by Florence + the Machine.
Day 17 Task Big Brother decided to play an elaborate hoax on three housemates, fooling them into thinking that they were all now superstars in Japan because of the show and that the fictional Japanese showSuper Chat wanted to conduct a live interview broadcasted in Japan. Big Brother instructed Denise to select the three housemates (Gareth, Karissa and Kristina, and Romeo) who would be the most gullible to believe in their newly found international fame. Denise and the remaining housemates had to convince the selected housemates that the interview was real. The gullible housemates endured strange and unusual tasks such as dancing in a sushi costume, getting sprayed with aerosol string by a ninja, eating an entire bowl fish head ramen, and applying beauty products made from animals and animal excrements. As a reward, housemates received a Japanese and karaoke themed party.
Day 18 Task As part of a spelling bee task, housemates were provided with bee costumes. Frankie was selected as the queen bee and had to correctly spell bee-related words such as "sting," "pansy," and "chrysanthemum". For each word that Frankie spelled incorrectly, housemates would be sent an electrical shock. Depending on the amount of words that Frankie spelled correctly, housemates could win alcohol for the night or a full party. Frankie correctly spelled five words resulting in a reward of alcohol for the entire house.
Events A huge argument erupted in the house after a drunken Denise pulled down Karissa's trousers. During this argument, Karissa and Nicola both stated that they wanted to leave the house, whilst Denise reprimanded Nicola on shredding her letter from home from the task on Day 15. The argument soon sparailed out of control which led to Frankie trying to calm the girls down.

He also stands up for Denise and comforts her when she is crying, much to Nicola's annoyance.

Day 19 Task In order to raise the house morale following the argument on Day 18, Big Brother asked Michael to lead the house in a spoken word recital. Housemates were provided with props and instruments for inspiration in writing poetry reflecting on the housemates' experiences in the Big Brother House.
Day 20 Task Housemates were called intro the Diary Room individually for a chance to win a private movie night. Housemates had to retrieve a hidden cinema ticket in a pile of flour while wearing a blindfold and only using their mouth. The housemate with the shortest time would win a movie night for two to share with a housemate of his or her choice. The times for the "Flour Mountain" task were: Denise (68 seconds), Frankie (37 seconds), Michael (20 seconds), Karissa (16 seconds), Kristina (12 seconds), Gareth (4.75 seconds), Nicola (4.5 seconds), Romeo (4 seconds). As a reward, Romeo chose Frankie to watch The Hangover in the Small Task Room.
Day 21 Task Housemates took part in a game titled “Say it or Spray It.” Two designated housemates (Nicola, Gareth) had to describe food items traveling on a belt conveyor to the remaining housemates before it reached the end of the belt conveyor. Nicola and Gareth were shown words on a screen commonly associated with each item; they could not specifically use these words in their descriptions. If the remaining housemates could not correctly guess the described item in the allotted time, all guessing housemates would be sprayed with the item. The order of the guessing housemates and their respective items was: Michael (Cappuccino), Romeo (Chocolate), Karissa (Bananas), Frankie (Beer), Kristina (Peas), and Denise (Trout). Michael, Karissa, Kristina, and Denise all answered incorrectly and consequently housemates did not win coffee, bananas, peas, or trout for the final shopping task.
Events Big Brother called Frankie to the Diary Room multiple times, but failed to comply thus breaking house rules. As punishment, Frankie had to do lines. Frankie was instructed to write, “I must come to Diary Room promptly when called by Big Brother” a total of 25 times. After initially refusing to accept the punishment, Big Brother threatened that if Frankie did not comply, all housemates would be punished and after more delays, he eventually followed Big Brother’s instructions.
Exits Nicola became the sixth celebrity to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House; her eviction song was "Troublemaker" by Taio Cruz. Romeo became the seventh celebrity to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House; his eviction song was "Earthquake" by Labrinth featuring Tinie Tempah.
Day 22 Events With no tasks remaining for the series, housemates voted for their favourite celebrity housemates in a variety of categories in the Celebrity Big Brother House Awards. The awards and their recipients were: Best Hair (Frankie), Sexiest Housemate (Romeo), Most Irritating Housemate (Frankie), Best Housemate (Gareth and Natalie). After the awards ceremony, Big Brother treated housemates to an afterparty.
Day 23 Exits As it was the final day in the Celebrity Big Brother House, all remaining housemates exited the house. Karissa and Kristina exited the house first to the song "Keeps Gettin' Better' by Christina Aguilera, finishing in 5th place. Michael exited the house second to the song "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" by Tomoyasu Hotei, finishing in 4th place. Gareth exited the house third to the song"Written in the Stars" by Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner, finishing in 3rd place. Frankie exited the house fourth to the song "Sex on Fire" by Kings of Leon, finishing as runner-up. Denise exited the house last as the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2012 to the song "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida.
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