Denise Welch is a well-known British actress, television personality and writer, born on May 22, 1958. She has played the role of Natalie Barnes in Coronation Street, Steph Haydock in Waterloo Road and Trish Minniver in Hollyoaks. She is also a regular panelist on the ITV chat show Loose Women. She also had roles in other drama series like Spender, Soldier Soldier and Down To Earth. She participated in the sixth season of Dancing On Ice, in 2011, with professional skater Matt Evers as a partner. She also won the ninth season of the British version of Celebrity Big Brother, in 2012.
Her first name is Jacqueline Denise Welch and she is a role model for many young women, especially in the UK. She is now 63 and continues to be strong in show business. She is very well known for her talent and beauty and has played many prominent roles.
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The life and work of Denise Welch
Denise Welch was born in Tynemouth, Northumberland, and has a younger sister named Debbie. Before moving to Ebchester, County Durham aged 13, where she attended Blackfyne Grammar School in Consett and took five GCE exams, she attended Bygate School in Whitley Bay and Wisdom School in Newcastle upon Tyne. After being cast in a school production of Finian’s Rainbow, at the age of 14, she developed a fondness for acting. Her father and drama teacher suggested she apply to Mountview Academy Of Theater Arts in London when she was 17 when she was considering going to a teacher training college in Crewe. She earned her equity card while teaching dance at the Watford Palace Theater after being accepted into the London school and staying there from 1976 to 1979.
Denise Welch became an actress right after leaving school at 12. In 1983, she performed on stage in London in Yakkety-Yak with the McGann brothers at the Astoria Theatre. She then joined Live Theater Company Newcastle, where she performed in numerous productions including ‘There’s a Girl in My Soup’, and a quartet of plays by Alan Ayckbourn, including Bedroom Farce. In 1984 she also played the role of Sandy in the musical Grease at the Haymarket Theater in Leicester. She appeared in a series of SCS commercials promoting upholstery fabrics and also presented on numerous television shows. She hosted Soap Fever for ITV2 and its DIY series The Real DIY Show in 2000. She appeared on Lily Savage’s Blankety Blank in 2001. She has been a regular panelist on ITV’s chat show Loose Women, since 2005. She appeared in ITV’s Celebrity Singing. Stars In Their Eyes contest as Petula Clark, in 1999.
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The net worth of Denis Welch
Denis Welch has a net worth of $2 million. She is an avowed alcoholic and also suffered from depression, which was made worse by the birth of her first child. She fell into a bout of alcoholism and drug addiction after attempting suicide by trying to jump out of her apartment window. Her autobiography “Pulling Myself Together” was published in April 2010. In the book, she describes how she overcame her problem with alcohol, drugs and depression. The book became a bestseller in the UK. Welch was crowned winner of the ninth series of Celebrity Big Brother, in January 2012, which also significantly increased her net worth.
The personal life of Denise Welch
Denise Welch lives in Cheshire. From 1983 until their divorce in 1988, Welch was married to her first husband, actor David Easter, since their divorce Welch went public with her belief that he had committed adultery. While working together for Newcastle’s Live Theater Company, she met Tim Healy. In 1988 they married in Haringey, London, and have two children, Matthew Timothy, a member of alternative rock band The 1975, and Louis Vincent. Welch announced that she and Healy were separated and had long been live on Loose Women on February 6, 2012. Shortly after, she also announced that she was dating her PR manager, Lincoln Townley. It was revealed that she and Townley were engaged in August 2012.