Denise Welch and husband Tim Healy wildly celebrate his birthday and her Big Brother win just a week before announcing split after 23 years


Last picture: Denise Welch and husband Tim Healy wildly celebrate his birthday and her Big Brother win just a week before announcing split after 23 years

Pair snapped at karaoke bar as Denise and friends flash their underwear at the camera

They claimed at the time that their marriage was 'fine'

Broke down on live TV yesterday admitting her marriage had been over for 'some time'

Tearful confession comes as two young men claim to have embarked on affairs with actress

She broke down in tears on live television yesterday as she confessed that her 23-year marriage to actor Tim Healy was over, and it had been for 'some time'.

But just over a week ago, all seemed well between Denise Welch and the actor when they were snapped out having a good time as they celebrated his birthday and her Big Brother win.

And yesterday, not long after she revealed that she and Tim had gone their separate ways, a photo emerged of the couple letting their hair down at a karaoke bar in Cheshire.

Wild night out: Denise Welch semi strips down to her underwear as she, husband Tim Healy and some friends go crazy at a karaoke bar

Wild night out: Denise Welch semi strips down to her underwear as she, husband Tim Healy and some friends go crazy at a karaoke bar

In the snap, Denise is in the middle of the gang, stripped down to her knickers with her pink top hoisted up over her bra.

Her friend to the right has also got her bra on display, but the other woman in the shot went one step further and not only stripped down to her knickers, but she also decided to flash her breasts as well.

Not that Healy seemed too bothered as he couldn't keep his eyes off his female companion's assets.

The release of the photo comes only a few hours after Denise appeared on Loose Women and revealed the news, saying she split from Benidorm actor Tim Healy 'some time ago'.

Coming clean: Denise Welch revealed today on Loose Women that she separated from Tim Healy before Christmas

Coming clean: Denise Welch revealed on Loose Women that she separated from Tim Healy before Christmas

Coming clean: Denise Welch revealed on Loose Women that she separated from Tim Healy before Christmas

'I didn't have an affair': Denise claims she didn't commit adultery as she has been single for 'some time'

'I didn't have an affair': Denise claims she didn't commit adultery as she has been single for 'some time'

She was forced to come clean after a
series of allegations surfaced that she had two affairs with toyboy
lovers, when in fact it seems she was single the whole time.

A tearful Denise said: 'I just want
to say, this is going to be really difficult for me… My family made a
decision that we would talk about this today. Tim and I separated some
time ago.

'So I'm not having an affair, we have been living our own lives for some time now.'

She added: 'I just wanted to thank
everybody. Tim and I feel a sense of relief that we don't have to hide
this anymore. We've actually become better friends since we've made the
decision but we wanted to have Christmas with the family without telling anybody.

'We're all just going to move forward
as a family. Tim and I are still going to be co-parents (to Matthew,
22, and Louis, 10) and we love each other very much.'

Staying together: The day the affair claims emerged, Denise put on a public show of togetherness with husband Tim Healy for his 60th birthday

Staying together: The day the affair claims emerged, Denise put on a public show of togetherness with husband Tim Healy for his 60th birthday

Denise was forced to confess after
she allegedly spent the night with lover Lincoln Townley this
week, despite putting on a
public show of togetherness with Tim.

Reports of an affair with party
planner Townley, 39, emerged last Sunday but the next day, the
former Coronation Street actress told TV viewers her marriage was
'fine'.

When
the claims were first made, Denise had just celebrated her husband's 60th birthday at a restaurant near their home in Cheshire.

She was seen kissing and cuddling the star of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, in an attempt to show all was well in their household.

Is this Denise Welch's lover Celebrity Big Brother winner accused of 'cheating on husband Tim Healy with party planner' Lincoln Townley

Lovers Denise claims she didn't commit adultery with Lincoln Townley as she's been single for 'some time'

The next day she told Loose Women
viewers: 'Everything’s fine at home, absolutely fine. We had a great day
yesterday. It was Tim’s birthday.'

But after the show, she raced to the exclusive Marriott County Hall to spend the night with Lincoln, the Sunday Mirror claimed.

The
pair were pictured together outside the hotel which is
apparently the same spot where they have been carrying out an
eight-month affair.

Denise left on Tuesday morning for a brief appearance on This Morning before
joining her colleagues in the nearby Loose Women studios.

After the show, she then dashed to the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone for coffee with her toyboy.

A fan who spotted the pair told the newspaper: 'They looked like any other
couple. It was busy in the bar but they were not being discreet at all,
which was surprising after she said everything was OK with her husband
Tim.

Lincoln appeared in court today accused of stealing 12,164 from FM conway ltd

A secret affair Lincoln appeared in court this week, accused of stealing 12,164 from a construction company, as Denise flashed her bra at the restaurant

A secret affair Lincoln appeared in court this week, accused of stealing 12,164 from a construction company, as Denise was flashing her bra at the restaurant

'She didn’t seem to care who saw them
and what people thought about her being with him… although everyone
was very nice to her in the bar.'

Denise then caught a train back to the home she shares with Tim in Cheshire.

'Denise has had a very busy week with her TV commitments after leaving the show but has still found time for Lincoln.

'She is worried her marriage has
taken its course, but it’s not that simple. When she’s in front of her
viewers on Loose Women, talking to her fans on the street and playing up
for the photographers she makes out that all is fine at home .'

Wedding bells: Denise and Tim at their 1988 wedding at Haringey Registry Office

Wedding bells: Denise and Tim at their 1988 wedding at Haringey Registry Office

Denise is believed to have met Lincoln at a nightclub in central London last April while she was on the
Dancing on Ice tour.

They are said to have gone back to his flat in Hampstead
afterwards.

Lover: Carpenter Steve Murray, who Denise admitted to having an affair with - Healy found out after she left a message for him which was meant for Steve

Lover: Carpenter Steve Murray, who Denise admitted to having an affair with

They then saw each other casually while she was filming Loose Women in London and from September the relationship became serious.

She apparently spent a night with Lincoln at the Marriott before going into Celebrity Big Brother.

Lincoln's chequered past was revealed this week after he appeared in court charged with stealing 12,000 cash from a building firm.

He is accused of stealing the money from FM Conway, a construction company based in Dartford, Kent, in 2009.

The case was adjourned until May.

Meanwhile, in 2004, Denise admitted having an affair with TV studio carpenter Steve Murray.

But in her autobiography she said she had repaired
her marriage after that relationship.

Denise caused a stir in the
CBB house with her erratic behaviour and clashes with Reservoir Dogs actor Michael Madsen.

After leaving the house, Michael revealed: 'She offered to sleep with me a number of
times. She just kept trying.'

Denise hit back later saying she was happily married.

'Even at 53, I don’t go without my
offers. Why, when I have a husband and children watching at home, would I
beg him for sex'