Denise Welch reckons that her fellow ‘Loose Woman’ Carol McGiffin is playing a ‘good game’ on Celebrity Big Brother and thinks she’ll make it to the final.

Speaking at rehearsals for ITV’s Stepping Out, Denise – who won Celebrity Big Brother in January 2012 – told whatsontv.co.uk: “Carol seems to be surviving – I think it was a really good twist the other night, where she was ‘fake’ evicted.

“It is a game show and she’s playing it as a game show and in that respect she’s doing very well.”

When asked if she thought Carol could win, Denise replied: “Listen, I won it. So she’s definitely got a chance of winning it, yeah!”

Denise is currently competing with husband Lincoln Townley in ITV’s new dance show, Stepping Out, which continues on Saturday at 6.30pm.