Denise Welch

Birth Day May 28th, 1958
Birth Place Tynemouth, Northumberland
Age 66 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Gemini

About Denise Welch

An English actress and television personality, Denise Welch is known for her roles as Natalie Barnes in "Coronation Street" and Steph Haydock in "Waterloo Road". She developed a penchant for acting at the age of 14 after being cast in a school production of "Finian's Rainbow". Her first TV appearance was in the Tyne Tees Television production "Barriers" in 1981. She is also famed for her appearances as a regular panelist on the ITV chat show "Loose Women" from 2005 to 2013, and 2018 onwards, as well as starred on "Celebrity Big Brother". She joined the Live Theater Company early in her career. She also played Marsha Stubbs on the drama "Soldier Soldier". She can be seen in several films and series such as, "Byker Grove", "Spender", "The Bill", "Born and Bred", "Down to Earth", "Casualty", "EastEnders", and many others. Recently, she has returned to the soap world with Hollyoaks' role as Maxine Minniver's mum Trish.

Famous For

  • Being an English actress and television personality.
  • For her roles as Natalie Barnes in "Coronation Street" and Steph Haydock in "Waterloo Road".

Denise Welch, a famous actress and TV personality

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Early Life of Denise Welch

On 22nd May 1958, Denise Welch took birth with the real name or full name of Jacqueline Denise Welch in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England (hometown). She holds a British nationality and a British-white ethnicity. Analogously, she is from the Christianity religion. Gemini is her star sign and white is her race. She celebrates her birthday on 22nd May of every year and she had celebrated her 62nd birthday as of 2020. She the daughter of Vin Welch (father) and Ann Welch (mother). She has also a younger sister Debbie. Furthermore, Welch attended Bygate School in Whitley Bay and La Sagesse School in Newcastle upon Tyne, before moving to Ebchester, County Durham at the age of 13 where she attended Blackfyne Grammar School in Consett and passed five GCE exams.

Career of Denise Welch

  • Denise Welch commenced her acting career by joining the Live Theatre Company, Newcastle, where she featured in several productions, including "There's a Girl in My Soup", "Bedroom Farce", as well as starred in the popular musical "Grease" as the role of Sandy in 1984.
  • She was seen in the Tyne Tees Television production "Barriers" in 1981 which was her first TV appearance.
  • Later, she starred in ITV's hit drama, "Auf Wiedersehen, Pet" (1986), "Byker Grove" (1990-1991), "A Kind of Living" (1988), "The Glass Virgin" (1995), "Soldier Soldier" (1993), "Coronation Streetand" (1997),  BBC's drama "Spender" (1991-1993).
  • Similarly, she guest-starred in ITV's "Where the Heart Is", and BBC's hospital drama "Holby City" in 2002, as well as in ITV's long-running police drama "The Bill" (in 1997 and 2006), BBC's "Doctors" (2004), "Down to Earth" (2004-2005), "Born and Bred" (2002-2003).
  • In addition, she appeared in the British feature film "The Jealous God" (2005) and "Hollyoaks: In the City" (2006), whereas she starred as French teacher Steph Haydock in the successful BBC One school-based drama series "Waterloo Road", and in an episode "Rogue" as Janet "Goldie" Gold of the long-running medical drama series, "Casualty", which aired on 2nd July 2011.
  • She also won the role as Frances Myers in "Bad Girls", but ended up declining it owing to illness at the time; her future "Waterloo Road", though she left "Waterloo Road" and intended not to return for Series 6, eventually decided to return for the final two episodes.
  • As well, she played the part of 'Scary Mary' in Series 4 of "Benidorm".
  • She was also seen in the touring production of "Steel Magnolias" as Truvy in 2012 and in Richard Bean's "Smack Family Robinson" as the part of Catherine Robinson in 2013.
  • Later, it was announced that Welch would guest star in "EastEnders" as Alison Slater on 25th March 2016.
  • Analogously, she starred in the romantic comedy film "Finding Fatimah" as Valerie in 2017 and as Celia in the UK touring production of "Calendar Girls: The Musical" in January 2018.
  • In May 2020, she starred in the online series "Dun Breedin" as Doll Belvedere. 
  • Due to the lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, her scenes were filmed in her own home, and the series also stars her husband, Lincoln Townley, as Doll's husband Zoot.
  • Furthermore, she hosted her own DIY series "The Real DIY Show" in 2000 and "Soap Fever" for ITV2.
  • She also appeared on "Lily Savage's Blankety Blank" and also has been a regular panelist on ITV's topical lunchtime chat show "Loose Women" since 2005.
  • She has starred in ITV's celebrity singing contest "Stars in Their Eyes" as Petula Clark in 1999 and later appeared on a celebrity version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" in 2008 as well as the narrator of the revamped series of "10 Years Younger", for Channel 4 in 2009.
  • On 21st May 2009, she participated in the documentary "Playing the Part" on BBC One.
  • She appeared on ITV's "All-Star Mr & Mrs" in April 2010 and donated their runner-up prize of 5,000 pounds to Children North East. In the following year, the guest presented the ITV Breakfast program, "Lorraine", in November.
  • After that, she participated in the sixth series of "Dancing on Ice" on ITV on 9th January 2011 as well as was a housemate in "Celebrity Big Brother" on Channel 5 in the UK in January 2012 where she went on to win the series, beating Frankie Cocozza in the final.
  • She participated in the ITV dancing show "Stepping Out" in 2013 as well as appeared on the 2014 Christmas special of "Through the Keyhole".
  • Welch starred on "This Morning" in early September 2020 claiming in her interview with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that the media and the authorities are "fear-mongering" over the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • She had a disagreement on Twitter with Piers Morgan over COVID-19 infection rates. Morgan called her "deluded" and "dangerous" after her appearance on "This Morning", whereas Welch announced on 20th September 2020 that she would be taking a break from Twitter.
  • As a piece of fresh news, Denise Welch returns to the soap world with Hollyoaks' role as Maxine Minniver's mum Trish.
  • "I'm going to be joining the cast of Hollyoaks for a whole year," she said. "I'm playing my lovely Nikki Sanderson's mum Trish who is a dance teacher with a dark side. I've got a hunky lover, but they've mentioned there may be times Lincoln has to be a body double if there are any jiggy jigs". "I miss my acting, I love the show and I feel very honored."
  • In 2020, she can be seen in the comedy series "Class Dismissed", "Dun Breedin", and on the soap opera "Hollyoaks".

Personal Life of Denise Welch

Reflecting on Denise Welch's personal life, she is a married woman. She was married to actor David Easter from 1983 until their divorce in 1988. After their divorce, she married Tim Healy in 1988 whom she met while working together for Newcastle's Live Theatre Company. They have also two children: Matthew Timothy and Louis Vincen. But, she announced, live on "Loose Women" on 6th February 2012, that she and Healy were separated and that they had been for a long time. Then, she started dating her PR manager, Lincoln Townley with whom she was engaged in August 2012 and got married in Portugal on 13th July 2013 which was nearly ruined because of her mental illness, as well as an affair she had during her depression. Furthermore, talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight.

Denise Welch and her husband, Lincoln Townley


Additionally, in April 2010, her 320-page autobiography "Pulling Myself Together" was published, in which she describes how she overcame her problems with alcohol, drugs, and depression. It became a best-seller in the UK. In April 2017, she also announced her backing of Women's Equality Party candidate Tabitha Morton in the Liverpool City Region mayoral election. In a February 2015 interview, she said that she felt "freer from my mental health issues in my 50s than I did in my 30s and 40s".

Net Worth of Denise Welch

Moving towards Denise Welch's net worth, her worth is around $2 million as of 2020 though she has also a handsome amount of salary too, which is also in millions of dollars per year. She has broken the myth that an individual has to reach a certain age to start working and become a global name. During the beginning phase of her career, she also had to prove her potential. She had to work from scratch to reach where she has today. Furthermore, her main source of income is from acting career, though she has not any endorsement work yet. She knows her job and does it to the best of her ability. She has also successfully established herself as one of the fashionable actresses in the industry.

Body Measurement of Denise Welch

Denise Welch blessed with the body that looks super hot in a bikini. She is gradually transforming into an attractive and more feminine person. Standing tall at five feet and five inches, she can be considered the hot and sexy star of the present time. Blessed with great looks and an amazing goddess-like figure, she can definitely rock any wear she decides to put on. Whereas, her body weight is around 60 kg and body build type is average. Previously, she turned the heads of millions of people towards her when she transformed from being overweight to a slender woman. She is a beautiful woman with blonde hair and blue eyes. She has also attracted a lot of people towards her through her appearance.

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