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Loose Women's Denise Welch has announced she is joining the cast of Hollyoaks, playing Nikki Sanderson’s on-screen mother.

Revealing the news on ITV's Loose Women, Denise said: “I’m going to be playing my lovely Nikki Sanderson’s mum, Trish, who is a dance teacher with a slightly dark side. I’ve got a hunky new lover. But because of COVID restrictions, he’s probably very glad he doesn’t have to kiss me, but they’ve also mentioned there may be times that Lincoln might have to be a body double if there’s any jiggy-jigs.”

She added: “I’m still going to be able to do Loose [Women]. I’m excited because I miss my acting. I love the show - it’s their 25th anniversary and I feel very honoured that this role has been created. It’s fabulous.”

Her first on-screen appearance will be in 2021.

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