It seems like there's no love lost between these two…
The pair used to sit beside each other on the daytime telly show but now Denise has revealed her true feelings, branding Coleen ‘passive aggressive’, and insisting she DEFINITELY has a strategy.
Chatting to Rylan Clark-Neal on CBB’s sister show – Bit On The Side – Denise was asked about claims Coleen is ‘cutthroat’ and playing games.
Which was followed by an eerie silence and an unconvincing ‘Erm’.
After what felt like an hour, Denise finally revealed what she really thought, and the former presenter did NOT hold back, telling the audience: ‘I think she has got a strategy.
‘I think Coleen is very good at the passive aggressive thing of going in the garden and hearing stuff and coming back in and going, “Oh my God, you’d just die if you heard what they’re saying about you.”‘
Denise then put her acting experience into practice when she turned to fellow panellist, Lisa Appleton and mimicked The Nolan’s sister, adding: ‘I don’t know why people say you don’t suit a red bra because I think you look lovely in that.’
Not stopping there, Denise THEN went on to question whether the CBB star should even be in house considering she openly spoken out about going through a rough patch in her marriage to guitarist, Ray Fensome.
Denise said: ‘We’ve heard in the papers for weeks before about the marital thing.
‘I’m not moralising anything, I’ve been very open about my life, but is this a time to go in there? I don’t know.’
When fellow panellist, Jessica Cunningham suggested that Coleen is ‘everyone’s mum and just a friendly person’, Denise wasn’t having any of it and quipped back: ‘I’m not going for the everybody’s mum, no game plan.’
‘And that’s not being bitchy, that’s just talking about her as a housemate, that’s what I think.’
Denise and Coleen fell out back in 2013 when Coleen made remarks about celebrities who’ve taken drugs in the past now suffering with mental health problems.
In a magazine column, Coleen wrote: ‘Is it a coincidence Stephen Fry, Kerry Katona and Denise Welch have all admitted to cocaine use and are now bipolar, while others suffered depression and breakdowns?’
Looks like these two aren’t burying the hatchet any time soon.