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Big Brother: Denise Welch loved ones 'concerned for her health'

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Celebrity Big Brother contestant Denise Welch has sparked fears for her wellbeing after repeatedly breaking down on the show.

Friends and family of the Loose Women star - who has suffered from severe depression, alcoholism and drug addiction throughout her life - are allegedly concerned that her constant feuding with housemate Michael Madsen is starting to take its toll.

Celebrity Big Brother 2012: Denise Welch

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Celebrity Big Brother 2012: Michael Madsen

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"To say Denise is struggling would be an understatement," a source noted to the Daily Star. "She's in tears every night - it only takes something small to set her off. Michael only has to comment and she flips. The other housemates don't know what to do."

A close friend added: "Denise has had depression in the past and everyone is worried a pressurised environment like Big Brother could cause her serious problems.

"It's obvious every day is a struggle for her. It's touch and go if she'll make it to the end of the week."

Denise Welch, Celebrity Big Brother

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Celebrity Big Brother evictee Georgia Salpa said while in the house that she believed Welch was "crumbling" under pressure.

Welch also shocked her co-stars by stripping off for a jacuzzi session with 19-year-old Frankie Cocozza.

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