“I didn’t struggle with weight until I gave up drinking,” Denise explained.
The presenter has previously spoken about her battle with depression and revealed she used alcohol to “self-medicate”, which in turn kept her slim.
Denise said: “I was self-medicating depression with alcohol and it was making me more depressed. I was slim, if someone said to me, ‘God you look amazing. You’re so skinny,’ I couldn’t take the compliment. It was all the destructive things in my life.”
But the Loose Women star took the decision to give up alcohol and smoking eight years ago but began to eat a lot more food.