Denise Welch 'told off' for calling in sick

Denise Welch has reportedly been reprimanded by ITV bosses after she missed Monday's Loose Women with a hangover.

The 52-year-old allegedly went out on a boozy session with her Dancing On Ice friends.

Welch went out drinking after the first episode of the new series of the reality show even though she did not skate on Sunday.

However, after a night of drinks she sent her Loose Woman co-host Coleen Nolan a text to ask if she would cover for her.

An insider told the Daily Mirror: "Denise went out with the cast and crew from Dancing On Ice for a quick drink.

"But the excitement of the first-night show proved too much and nine hours later she was propping up the bar.

"Denise and Coleen are great mates, so Denise sent her a text at midnight, apologising for the state she was going to be in and checking Coleen was OK to cover. Coleen was in London for This Morning, so it was no major drama."

The former Coronation Street actress was drinking in Shepperton Studios, where they film the ice dance contest.

The insider said: "Everyone knows what Denise is like and she was boozing with the ITV crew, so most people knew she was going to call in sick.

"But not everyone was impressed and Denise was given a talking to. She is very apologetic."

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