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Friday 23rd August 2019

Denise Welch celebrates 7 years sober: "Giving up saved my life"

She puts a lot of it down to her husband

Denise Welch barely recognises who she was before she quit drinking.

On Thursday (18.04.19), the 60-year-old presenter marked seven years since she gave up alcohol and she took to social media to reveal how her sobriety has saved her life.

In a candid post, she tweeted alongside a heart emoji: "Today marks 7 years since I had my last drink. I hardly recognise the woman I was but I feel for her. Giving up saved my life"

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She received some words of encouragement from former Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby, who heaped praise on the Loose Women presenter for her achievement.

She wrote: "Good on you Denise... bloody amazing woman (sic)"

Last year, Denise revealed she made the decision to stop drinking after being  shown a video of her actions by husband Lincoln Townley, who made her realise she needed to address her problems.

Denise says quitting drinking saved her life (Credit: SplashNews)

This man was the love of my life, and I gave up that night and I've never touched a drop since. I am proud of myself, I'm proud of us both

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She said: "I'd smashed the flat up, and he picked me up from the theatre that night, spoke to me all the way, told me that he loved me...

"I had complete blackouts. Door was off its hinges, I'd smashed the lamp.

"I had no recollection."

The Loose Women presenter "hardly recognises" what she was like before she stopped drinking (Credit: ITV)

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Denise decided not to drink again after that night, when Lincoln - who had previously given up booze when the couple had a row over their problems - admitted he loved her but wasn't sure it could work out.

She added: "This man was the love of my life, and I gave up that night and I've never touched a drop since.

"I am proud of myself, I'm proud of us both."

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