Serena Williams has nothing to worry about!: Denise Welch is distracted by toyboy Lincoln Townley as they play doubles
01:09 GMT, 8 July 2012
Given Denise Welch's performance on the tennis court, its safe to say Serena Williams won't have anything to worry about.
The Loose Women presenter was spotted showing off her tennis skills during a doubles match with boyfriend Lincoln Townley and another couple… but kept getting distracted.
The mother-of-two, 54, and events planner Lincoln, 39, are clearly still in the honeymoon phase of their relationship as they kissed and cuddled during their match.
15 Love: Loose Women presenter Denise Welch and boyfriend Lincoln Townley play tennis near their Cheshire home
Enjoying some of the sunshine earlier this week, the ex-Coronation Street actress showed off her legs in a tiny tennis outfit as she was put through her paces at a court near their Cheshire home.
Denise has been spending lots of time with Lincoln in recent weeks following the death of her mother Annie in May.
Welch went public with toyboy Townley in March, a month after revealing her 23 year marriage to actor Tim Healy had broken down.
Distracted: The event planner cuddles and kisses his girlfriend during the game
Welch admitted she had been separated from Benidorm star husband Healy, 60, 'for some time' after she was accused of having an affair with Townley.
The actress had been secretly dating Townley since meeting in a London nightclub in April 2011.
When she was first linked to Townley in the tabloids in late January, she initially ignored the reports and put on a show of unity with Healy, who she married in 1988.
But on February 6, she broke down as she revealed she had split from Healy live on Loose Women.
She 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.
Flirty: The actress wore a short tennis skirt and vest top as she played the game
'So I'm not having an affair, we have been living our own lives for some time now.
'I just wanted to thank everybody. Tim and I feel a sense of relief that we don't have to hide this any more. 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 and we love each other very much.'
Welch had previously admitted to having an affair in 2004 with carpenter Steve Murray.
Hit 'em high: Denise aims for a high hit