Denise Welch has taken to Twitter to open up to fans about the "tough couple of weeks" she has experienced.
Sharing a gorgeous picture of herself in a swimsuit taken during her summer holiday in Portugal, she wrote: "Living with crippling, debilitating clinical depression for 30 years you learn to appreciate feeling 'normal'. It's been a tough couple of weeks but I've remained well throughout. It gives me strength to know that when my next episode comes, it will always go & I'll survive."
Denise shared a gorgeous picture taken during her holiday
Her personal post was met with praise, with one follower writing: "You're not only winning on a personal level right now, but you're helping loads of others cope with the COVID madness. I think you're in the form of your life. Please keep it up Denise!"
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A second remarked: "Thank you for speaking out Denise, we love and respect you for it. Keep well," whilst a third said: "Denise you've been strong these last couple of weeks & more than that I can see you have been giving others the strength to think & challenge."
In the past couple of months, the Loose Women panellist has been very vocal about the government's lockdown measures, often urging them to start lifting restrictions.
The Loose Women panellist shared a lovely picture of her and her husband Lincoln Townley
Most recently, the star had a heated Twitter exchange with Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan who described Denise as a "COVID-denier" and asked to "stop giving her air time".
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The 62-year-old mother-of-two quickly hit back, asking the TV presenter to show one tweet where she had denied COVID.