Denise Welch quits Twitter following Piers Morgan spat: ‘I’ve helped balance the fear’

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Denise Welch, 62, said farewell to her followers, as she admitted needing a “break” from the social media site after a tense couple of weeks online. The Loose Women star described her last few tweets as an attempt to “balance fear” from the media and their statistics on coronavirus. 

I’ve decided to take a break from here

Denise Welch

Denise wrote: “Guys I’ve decided to take a break from here. 

“I hope I’ve helped balance the fear the media seems determined to continue. 

“Just look at the data, ask questions and look after your loved ones.

“I’m on Instagram denise_welch,” she added.

Her followers left a series of comments under the post, as they weighed in on her departure.

One said: ”Thank you for everything Denise, you must be exhausted speaking out for common sense in the current sea of craziness. See you over on Instagram.”

Another replied: “I watched your interview with Eamonn & Ruth. You are so passionate about fair & balanced media reporting & are an amazing advocate for mental health focus in the UK. I think you are brilliant & a real inspiration! Bad things happen when good people don’t speak up. Well done.”

A third commented: “Look after yourself Denise – you’ve done a fab job often at your own expense x take care x.”

Her step back from Twitter comes after she appeared on This Morning which sparked a complaint from Piers Morgan, who labelled the 62-year-old a “COVID-denier”.

Piers tweeted: “Her idiotic, ill-informed ramblings – from a woman who never stops telling us that she suffers from mental illness – will cost lives by persuading people to think the virus isn’t a threat.”

The Loose Women star fired back: “Please ask Mr Morgan to show me one tweet, one interview where I have denied Covid?’

“He doesn’t want to be telling complete and utter lies with such a huge following. Seriously.”

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Denise’s colleague Nadia Sawalha stepped in to defend her and typed: “I genuinely hope that neither @piersmorgan nor anyone he loves ever has to endure the pain of struggling with their mental health.

“Sending you the biggest of hugs @RealDeniseWelch a damn fine woman is what you are.”

Piers retweeted it and added: “If I had a loved one suffering from mental illness, I would stop them going on TV to spout ill-informed nonsense about Covid no longer being a serious threat.”

But Denise was having none of it and later retweeted his response and said: “Basically Piers Morgan setting the ‘it’s good to talk’ campaign back 20 yrs.

“Of cause people who have admitted to mental health issues are incapable of making rational decisions for themselves. Unbelievable!!!!” (sic)

While on This Morning, Denise said of coronavirus: “I’m not saying this is over. I’m not saying how horrendous this virus is and was.

“But at the moment we have a one in 2million chance of dying of COVID and I have a one in three chance of getting cancer.

“So can the Government please tell us the proper statistics?” 

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