Denise mumDenise Welch celebrates her 55th birthday today, but the day is tinged with sadness, as it also marks one year since her Mum’s death.

Her mother Annie died last year at the age of 75, after battling cancer for 20 years.

Denise took to Twitter to pay tribute to her mum writing, ‘A year today my mum died. Tell your mum you love her #bittersweetbirthday xxx’. She accompanied this with a photo of her and her beloved Mum together, (left).

Despite the difficult nature of the day, Denise appears to have the support of her family…she also tweeted a picture of her cuddling her youngest son Louis.

Happy birthday, Den.