Loose Women’s Denise Welch reveals her dad starred alongside her in Coronation Street

Denise Welch Coronation Street
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A teary Denise Welch shared some touching memories about her late father, Vin, during a recent episode of Loose Women and revealed he had made a brief appearance alongside her in Coronation Street in the nineties.

After some chit-chat about recent happenings - such as England winning their first victory at the Euros 2024 against Serbia and Kate Middleton dazzling the nation with her presence at Trooping the Colour - conversation shifted to Father's Day on Loose Women.

This lead to Denise then opening up about her own experiences with her dad, Vin, who sadly passed away in late September, 2021. As the team, including Dame Kelly Holmes, Linda Robson and Kaye Adams, began discussing "What makes a good dad?", Denise moved everyone with a sweet revelation that accompanied a heartwarming photo of her and her father on the set of Coronation Street, stating: "He was in Corrie for one episode."

Denise Welch made an emotional revelation on Loose Women
The TV presenter revealed her dad was in Coronation Street -Credit:ITV

Devoted Coronation Street fans might recall that Denise joined the show as Natalie Horrocks, a divorcee who ended up having an affair with Kevin Webster, leading to tensions with his wife Sally Webster, reports the Mirror.

Aside from that storyline, Natalie was also noted for her relationship with Desmond Barnes. Unfortunately, their wedded bliss was cut short when he was tragically killed while trying to protect his stepson Tony from drug dealers.

Desmond's dad Bob then made an appearance on the cobbles in 1998 for his son's funeral, played by none other than Vin Welch. Denise fondly remembered her father on Loose Women, saying: "I love my dad, he was the one person in the world who never judged me".

Denise Welch crying Loose Women
Denise sadly lost her dad in 2021 -Credit:ITV

Sadly, Vin passed away at 84 years old after undergoing major surgery and battling pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis. At the time, a heartbroken Denise shared the tragic news on social media, writing: "The words I've dreaded saying all of my life", she began.

"Last night at 11pm, we lost our dad, the life force that was Vin Welch. After making a miraculous recovery recently from major surgeries, pneumonia plus his existing pulmonary fibrosis was more than even he could take. He left us surrounded by his family who could not have loved anyone more."

Two years after sharing screen time with her dad in Coronation Street, Denise decided to bid farewell to Weatherfield when her character's relationship with Vinny Sorrell turned sour.

Reflecting on her departure from the soap while pregnant with her second child, Louis, with ex husband Tim Healy, Denise said: "I am looking forward to being a mum again and spending some time with my baby and am relishing the prospect of new challenges in my career."

Since then, she has graced our screens in popular shows like Casualty, Hollyoaks, Waterloo Road, The Bill and Benidorm.