They outlasted the rest of their fellow celebrities to reach the last hurdle and now Celebrity Big Brother finalists Frankie Cocozza, Micheal Madsen, Denise Welch, Gareth Thomas and Kristina and Karissa Shannon's battle it out for the coveted CBB 2012 crown.

This season delivered the expected twists and turns, tears and tantrums, and love-hate relationships thanks to the devious antics of Big Brother and the behaviour of the housemates themselves.

As well as the unexpected trouser-pulling drama and the battle of the babes which played out in entertaining one- hour instalments courtesy of Channel 5.

In three short weeks, the Shannon Twin proved that they are a lot brighter than people think by being able to engage in intelligent conversation and always being one step ahead of their fellow housemates.

Resevor Dog's star Michael Madsen unwittingly managed to turn the public against him after his behaviour towards a couple of the housemates was branded close to bullying.

Loose Women presenter Denise Welch cried more than a she ate, slept, drank - basically more than she did pretty much anything else. She also smoked an awful lot of cigarettes.

Resident 'nice guy' Gareth successfully stayed out of the drama but was always there to offer a voice of reason.

And in a shocking turn of events, shamed former X factor contestant Frankie has come out as the unlikely favourite to win this year's show after appearing to "grow-up".

Hours ahead of the final show, we get reacquainted with the finalists....