Denise Welch celebrates becoming a 'pensioner' by stripping down in plunging swimsuit

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Denise's fans flooded the star with compliments as she spoke of being 'grateful' -Credit:@denise_welch/Instagram

Denise Welch has taken to social media to mark her 66th birthday in style. The mum-of-two is soaking up the sun, as she shared a clip dancing on deck of what appears to be a lavish cruise ship.

The Loose Women star had stripped down to flaunt her figure in a revealing red swimming costume, as she marked a new era of becoming a self-confessed "pensioner". The plunging neckline left little to the imagination.

In her classic Baywatch-inspired holiday snap, Denise had matched her fingernails and toenails in some matching statement red. She accessorised the look with some stunning white and gold heeled wedges, and a gold designer watch, reports the Daily Star.

Denise captioned the post, which she shared to Twitter: “It’s my birthday!! I’m officially a pensioner!!! Here’s to the old birds!!!! Come oooooon!!!!” Taking to Instagram, she admitted that she had so much to be grateful for on her special day.

She wrote: “Today I celebrate becoming an ‘old age pensioner’ with a birthday boomerang!!! I’m 66!!! WTAF??!!! But I’m grateful to have got this far !! It’s taken a lot of ups and downs to get here but here I am and very happy.

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Denise is on a lavish Mediterranean cruise -Credit:@denise_welch/Instagram

“A wonderful marriage to @lincolntownley, 3 amazing sons, Matty, Louis and Lewis. My sister and my nieces and nephews. They Townleys. A grandson Theo and I’ve been free from clinical depression for 5 yrs!!!!”

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However, her birthday marks a bittersweet occassion following the death of her beloved mum 12 years ago on Wednesday today. Denise added: “Of course May 22nd will always be bittersweet as it’s 12 yrs today since Mum died.

"She would have been 88 this yr and believe me, she would still be wearing swimwear and looking fabulous!! I hope she’d be proud that I’m sober, still working hard in my chosen profession and still getting my t**s out for the lads!!!

“And lasses to be fair as I have to keep my lesbian friends happy!!! Happy birthday to me and miss you loads mama!! Love you.”

Fans soon rushed to the comments to shower the presenter and acting star with compliments. One user wrote: “Hottest pensioner ever! Happy YOU Day, Denise! I hope your day is amazing!” Another agreed: “Happy Birthday Denise” as a third echoed: “Happy birthday queen [two heart emojis]”.

A fourth gushed: “Old bird but still nice legs! Ayeeeee [applause emoji].” The star is currently on a luxury cruise around the Mediterranean after previously soaking up the sun in Rhodes.

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