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Celebrity Big Brother, 'Body of Proof' boost Channel 5 ratings

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Celebrity Big Brother was seen by over 2.3m last night for the aftermath of Pantsgate.

Channel 5's highlights show, which saw tension continue between Denise Welch, the Shannon twins and Nicola McLean, grabbed 2.35m (12.2%) at 10pm. Bit On The Side had 795k (8.1%) at 11pm.

The Richard Desmond network also shone elsewhere, as Dana Delany's Body of Proof rallied to 1.54m (6.2%) at 9pm and Cowboy Builders rose week-on-week to 1.53m (6.6%).

Dr Megan Hunt from Body Of Proof

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Denise Welch, Celebrity Big Brother, topless, hot tub,

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Denise Welch goes topless in the hot tub



BBC One's MasterChef held on to 4.77m (19.3%), enough to overwhelm Davina McCall's Biggest Loser, which drew 2.14m (8.6%) and 168k (0.9%) on ITV1 +1.

Gameshow The Exit List dropped to 1.99m (8.5%) for ITV at 8pm, convincingly beaten by Holby City, as well as Carling Cup football.

BBC Two's semi-final clash between Cardiff City and Crystal Palace scored 3.94m (16.8%) between 7.30pm and 10.30pm.

Channel 4's 15 Kids and Counting slipped to 2.15m (8.7%) at 9pm (+1: 342k/1.8%), down 740k on its opener. 10pm's Shameless took 1.4m (7.3%) and 246k (2.4%) on timeshift, while The Fat Fighters mustered 922k (4%) in the 8pm hour.

Overall, BBC One led primetime with 21.5%, followed by BBC Two with 13.2%. ITV1 trailed in third place with 12.3% (+1: 0.5%), followed by Channel 5 with 6.7% and Channel 4's 5.8% (+1: 0.7%).

BBC Three's lineup topped the multichannel ratings, with Don't Tell The Bride entertaining 855k (3.7%) at 8pm and Junior Doctors returning with 1.15m (4.7%) at 9pm.

Meanwhile, Survivors: Nature's Indestructible Creatures delivered 787k (3.2%) and Dave's Suits amused 468k (1.9%).

BARB ratings data supplied by Attentional

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