Denise can’t resist stripping off on social media now
She told the Daily Mirror: “I don’t care about the knockers – no pun intended. I’m not going to have anyone tell me that I can’t wear a bikini at 60. I’ve got a wobbly arse, my boobs aren’t in the right place.
“I’ve got bumps and lumps and a tummy and I’ve had two children. But I don’t look bad for an old bird.
“I’m proud of how I look at 60 and I’m not trying to look 30. That’s the message I’m trying to deliver. So if I’m still getting my kit off at 90, so be it. Sorry children.”
Calendar Girls star Denise added: “But if I inspire one person to put on their bikini and walk along the beach loud and proud, I’m happy.”
The actress has cast her body issues to the wind
Denise also vowed “never to have a drink again” after her highly publicisded battle with the booze.
The 60-year-old struggled to hold back her tears as she discussed her 29-year-old’s battle with heroin for the first time.
The former Corrie star explained that Matty, who she shares with first husband Tim Healy, had spiralled out of control while on tour with his band The 1975 last year.
Coming over all emotional, she went on: “It was hard but I was thrilled and touched he told me, I was extremely proud he told me.”
The 60-year-old admitted she feels ‘guilt and shame’ for her son’s struggles, having battled the same addictions while Matty was growing up
She said she would ‘do some of his childhood differently’ if she could, and feels guilty that he did not grow up in a ‘sober household’ like her younger son Louis did
She said: “Because I’ve had issues over the years, even though I didn’t talk about them much, my life was spiralling out of control.
“Louis [her younger son] has pretty much grown up in a sober household but I do have shame and guilt with regards to some of the things Matt had to see.
“I wasn’t staggering round the house with a vodka bottle, but if I could redo parts of his childhood, I would do that…”
However she added she was extremely ‘proud’ of her son for talking about his problems and taking himself to rehab
Matty is now fully clean, and is returning to the UK to see his family next week
The actress added: “I’m incredibly proud, he’s completely clean.
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