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Denise Welch walked off Coronation Street set after sexist comment

Denise Welch has recalled a time she walked off set while working on Coronation Street.

The actress, who portrayed Natalie Horrocks on the ITV soap, told her fellow Loose Women panelists about how a director’s rude comment left her in tears.

‘A director once was very, very rude to me, many years ago, on Corrie actually,’ she said to Ruth Langsford, Gloria Hunniford and Carol McGiffin.

‘I’ve only twice walked off set in my life, I’m not exactly “Diva Den”.

‘I’d rehearsed a million times and asked if we could have one rehearsal for the actors, and he said, “Don’t you worry your pretty little head about that, my dear.”

‘And I felt the stinging tears, but it was stinging tears of anger, and I just said, “I shall be in my dressing room when you are ready to apologise”. That was my diva moment.’

Denise, 63, appeared in Coronation Street between 1997 and 2000.

She joined rival soap Hollyoaks earlier this year, portraying Trish Minniver, mum of mainstay Maxine (Nikki Sanderson).

Trish, who runs her own dance school, doesn’t have a very good relationship with her daughter, and she will do whatever it takes to succeed in her career, no matter the cost.

The character is also keeping a lot of secrets about what happened in her past, after old rivals Marco and Jacob (played by AJ and Curtis Pritchard) showed up and attempted to blackmail her.

Trish, desperate to keep her past in the past, gave into Marco and Jacob’s demands.

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