Having a whale of a time! Denise Welch kicks up her heels as she splashes about on children"s pool slide on holiday

Having a whale of a time! Denise Welch kicks up her heels as she splashes about on children's pool slide on holiday

It's been a turbulent time of late for Denise Welch with her antics inside the Celebrity Big Brother house and the split from her husband of 23 years.

So she deserved some time to recuperate and let her hair down – and if this picture is anything to go by, she certainly did just that.

The actress posted a photo of herself on holiday in the Canary Islands larking about inside the mouth of a whale slide by the children's pool at her resort.

Larking about: Denise Welch Tweeted a picture of herself having fun in the mouth of a whale slide by the pool while she was on holiday

Larking about: Denise Welch Tweeted a picture of herself having fun in the mouth of a whale slide by the pool while she was on holiday

And as she put up the picture on her page, she wrote: 'I think I may have discovered pool fun!'

Denise, 53, is currently on holiday with her family and appears to be having a great time.

She announced on her page that she was due back in the UK today after a week away to recharge her batteries.

Ready for a break: Denise was snapped in Manchester before she jetted off on her holiday snacking on some crisps and looking in better spirits than she had in the days before

Ready for a break: Denise was snapped in Manchester before she jetted off on her holiday snacking on some crisps and looking in better spirits than she had in the days before

She definitely needed the break after her crazy couple of months which saw her crowned the winner of the reality TV show.

But her high was soon hit with a low as reports emerged that she had been having an affair and then she was forced to call the police after she was abused on Twitter by a user that urged her to 'slit her wrists' and dubbed her a 'w**re pig'.

Reality TV triumph: Denise was crowned the winner of this year's Celebrity Big Brother

Reality TV triumph: Denise was crowned the winner of this year's Celebrity Big Brother

A few days before, she had broken down on her show Loose Women and announced that her marriage to actor Tim Healy was over, and it had been for 'some 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.'

It's over: Denise broke down on Loose Women as she announced that she had split from her husband Tim Healy

It's over: Denise broke down on Loose Women as she announced that she had split from her husband Tim Healy

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.'

Estranged: Denise and husband Tim Healy who she has now separated from after 23 years of marriage

Estranged: Denise and husband Tim Healy who she has now separated from after 23 years of marriage