She said one of the few places where working-class actors can get their first break is on soaps.
The Good Morning Britain presenter had accused Welch of using his name to attract publicity.
He wrote the hit for his band The 1975?s critically-acclaimed album.
The Loose Women star said her husband Lincoln Townley is her “greatest supporter”.
They were not invited to take part in the the programme’s 18th birthday celebrations.
DENISE Welch is under pressure.
BENIDORM actor Tim Healy is "feeling much better" following a spell in a Spanish hospital for an undisclosed illness.
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BENIDORM actor Tim Healy has been written out of the ninth series of the hit show while he recovers from an undisclosed illness.
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The red carpet was a glamorous – if a bit soggy – affair.