Loose Women has paid a touching tribute to Denise Welch’s father Vin as she was left heartbroken following his death.
The actress broke the news last night that her dad had died on Tuesday night after battling pulmonary fibrosis and other health issues.
Speaking on Wednesday’s programme, host Christine Lampard took a moment to remember Vin and look back at his past appearance on the show.
Gloria Hunniford also shared her best wishes to the family, called him a part of the Loose Women family and thanked Denise for making him a part of their lives.
Christine said: ‘We have to send all of our love to Denise, who lost her beloved dad Vin last night.
‘We all know how close Denise was to her dad and he was very much part of our Loose family as well.’
She added: ‘We just wanted to say we are thinking of you Denise and all of your family today.’
Gloria went on to say: ‘Vin was a very special man and Denise shared Vin with us in a way on the programme. It was very special.’
Christine also said: ‘The wonderful stories. He made everyone laugh and like we say, it’s a very tough Denise and all her family. We’re thinking of you all.’
It comes after Denise shared a picture of her hand holding her dad’s hand, and wrote on Instagram: ‘The words I’ve dreaded saying all of my life. Last night at 11pm, we lost our dad, the life force that was Vin Welch. After making a miraculous recovery recently from major surgeries, pneumonia plus his existing pulmonary fibrosis was more than even he could take.
‘He left us surrounded by his family who could not have loved anyone more. I can’t quite function as I’m so grief stricken, but I know he meant so much to so many people, even those who’d never met him.
‘I’ve never seen anyone fight to stay longer at a party than dad and last night was no different. He loved life and lived it to the full like no other.
‘The nurses in Ward 6 at Durham University hospital will forever be in our hearts as they gave dad the most peaceful passing anyone could wish for. They adored him and he them.
‘Heather, Helen, Lauren, Naz, Chloe, Graham, Debs to name but a few. We will NEVER forget you. Love you dad. Heartbroken.’
Loose Women airs on weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.
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