Hollyoaks' Denise Welch warns of 'dark, narcissistic' side to newbie Trish Minniver – spelling disaster for her daughter

HOLLYOAKS' Denise Welch has told fans to expect a very 'dark, narcissistic' side to newcomer Trish Minniver.

The Loose Women panellist, 62, has joined the Channel 4 soap as the mother of Maxine Minniver, who has already been causing trouble for her daughter.

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The pair do not have the rosiest of relationships and Maxine wasn't exactly pleased to see her mum rock up in the village.

According to Denise, things are only going to get worse as she told TV Times: "She has a very dark, narcissistic side, but she is also great fun.

"There's a real passive-aggressiveness toward Maxine, it's not a healthy relationship, but it's also not uncommon."

The actress remained tight-lipped on what exactly will transpire between the two, but there's likely to be fireworks.

Denise, is no stranger to soapland, having previously featured in Coronation Street and EastEnders.

The former Big Brother contestant was full of praise for the serial dramas for offering "great roles for older women."

"I think soaps work the best when you've got the combination of older and younger characters and the mix of comedy and drama," she said.

"And Hollyoaks do issue-led storylines so well. I'm delighted they've been exploring postnatal depression and psychosis, because that's where my own mental health troubles started."

Last month Denise revealed her husband had to step in as a body double for her Hollyoaks toyboy lover sex scenes.

Denise was over the moon when she found out that Tom Benedict Knight was playing the role of her on-screen lover, previously describing him as "easy on the eye".

But to her disappointment the star hasn't been able to get up close and personal with him due to Covid-19, meaning that her real-life husband Lincoln Townley, 48, has had to step as a double when they're getting down and dirty.

Speaking out about the restrictions, Denise recently said: "Along comes Brad who is quite gorgeous, and because we are doing Covid filming, we're not allowed to have any physical contact.

"So they have asked Lincoln if he would come in and be a body double so he is never out of the gym!"

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