Loose Women favourite Denise Welch has revealed how she was left terrified when an alleged stalker turned up at her home.
It's been reported that the suspect came to her property wielding a knife.
Hollyoaks actress Denise, 62, was reportedly in bed with husband Lincoln Townley when the suspect broke into the grounds of her home.
It's reported the couple quickly called 999 and police rushed to the scene and allegedly arrested the man.
Denise told The Sun: "It was terrifying but we can’t talk about it for legal reasons."
A source close to the television presenter said: "Denise and Lincoln were left really shaken by what happened.
"They started getting unwanted attention which culminated in a man armed with a knife being outside their property."
The source shared that the couple did not known the man and had no idea why he decided to focus on them both.
They added: "They are determined to stand up for themselves and do whatever they can to ensure it stops."
The man has allegedly been charged with stalking, having a knife in a public place, arson and criminal damage.
It's reported that he will appear in court later this year.
Daily Star Online has contacted Denise's spokesman for comment.
Former Celebrity Big Brother star Denise lives with Lincoln in Tynemouth.
The couple got married in 2013. Denise was previously married to actor Tim Healy and the couple share two children – Matthew and Louis.
Denise has targeted by trolls in the past with Lincoln locating one in 2016.
Four years earlier a cyber stalker told her to kill herself.
Recently Denise has been looking after her sick 84-year-old dad.
Giving an update on Vin's condition in March, she said that her dad had "a bit of a fall" in March.
She shared that Vin is now back at home but she has been going "downhill" since Christmas.
- Loose Women
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