‘I can be gobby’: How The 1975’s Matty Healy convinced mum Denise Welch to take new career venture

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Denise Welch has launched a new podcast after being convinced by son and The 1975 frontman Matty Healy.

Tynemouth star Denise Welch has admitted that it was son and The 1975 star Matty Healy who convinced her to embark on a new career venture.

Denise if of course known for her iconic on-screen characters over her acting career and for being a panellist on hit ITV show Loose Women.

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Recently, the Waterloo Road star flew over to New York to watch Matty front a The 1975 show at Madison Square Garden and whilst spending time with the pop star, had discussions about a potential new project for her to work on - a podcast.

Denise admitted that Matty had been on at her for a while to record her own show, something that had surprised her. Speaking on new podcast Denise Welch's Juicy Crack, she said: "It's quite surprising actually as he's tried to shut me down quite a few times about things I say, I can be a bit gobby. We try not to merge our careers because he has a completely different demographic to me. He just thinks I have quite a big and loud voice and I should use it."

The Loose Woman went on to say that Matty listens to The Adam Friedland Show, formely known as Cum Town, to keep him company when lonely on tour and that she met the hosts whilst at Madison Square Garden recently.

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She added: "I sometimes think me waffling on about things isn't interesting, but to some people it is. My social media is that. I'm very Marmite. I'm old and ugly enough to be able to deal with it all."

Geordies who listen to the podcast will certainly enjoy the podcast name which is, quite literally, a tongue-in-cheek play on a North East phrase. Denise was quick to explain that Denise Welch's Juicy Crack Podcast isn't quite as naughty as the title may suggest, although did let out a knowing giggle at the double entendre.

Loose Women’s Denise Welch has taken to social media to rant about cancelled events following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)Loose Women’s Denise Welch has taken to social media to rant about cancelled events following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Loose Women’s Denise Welch has taken to social media to rant about cancelled events following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images) | Getty Images

She said: "Where I'm from in Newcastle we call it ahving a good crack, cracking on. The Irish talk about their craic, ours in Newcastle is c-r-a-c-k. Did you have a crack? What crack was there last night? Sometimes people consider my gossip to be quite juicy, and that's where the title came from. There may be some snippets of juicy gossip coming into it."

You can listen to Denise Welch's Juicy Crack Podcast here.

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