It’s been a particularly tumultuous year for Denise, with her split from husband Tim Healey, an appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, the death of her beloved mother Annie and new relationship – and engagement – with Lincoln Townley.
‘At the start of the year my life was in free fall,’ Denise admits to Woman’s Own. ‘But I have changed and I have no regrets. If someone had told me what would happen this year, I would have broken down. But I haven’t.’
Piers Morgan’s Life Stories is on ITV1 tonight at 9pm.