13/01/2012 11:23 GMT | Updated 14/03/2012 05:12 GMT

'Celebrity Big Brother': Andrew Stone Concerned By Denise Welch's Behaviour

Former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Andrew Stone has voiced his concern over the behaviour of his ex-housemate and Loose Woman panellist Denise Welch.

Benidorm actress Denise has admitted struggling with drugs and alcohol in the past as a result of her ongoing battle with depression, and choreographer Andrew believes she is on the verge of a meltdown, after she was seen sparring with Michael Madsen last night.

"She is struggling with the whole experience," Andrew told the Daily Star. "Alcohol is a crutch for her.

"There is no TV. No phone. It's just you and them and booze helps. She is struggling. Being in there is hard."

The Celebrity Big Brother house is no stranger to strange behaviour - TV and radio presenter Vanessa Feltz stunned viewers when she scribbled words such as "incarcerated, diffident, disparate, frustrated" on the dining room table with a piece of chalk back in 2001.

Denise, who has been tearful in the house, previously gave up booze and even attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Before entering the house, Denise said: "I stopped drinking completely but I chose to start drinking again.

"I didn't fall off the wagon, I stepped off it. I drink at parties. I drink at awards dos.

"I drink when I am out with my mates and that's when you get all the pap snaps of drunk Denise."


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