Played: Natalie Horrocks (1997-2000) Having been a regular panellist on 'Loose Women' since 2004, Denise has remained in the spotlight with appearances on 'Dancing On Ice' in 2011 and 'Celebrity Big Brother' in 2012 (which she won) and roles on 'Waterloo Road' and 'Benidorm'.
Her 25-year marriage to actor Tim Healy fell apart in 2012, and she subsequently found love with toyboy Lincoln Townley, who she married in 2013.
The former X Factor winner is reportedly dating married actress Sophie Austin, who plays killer Lindsey Butterfield on the soap.
Shayne, who has been single for two years, has started to attend events on the DL with the Hollyoaks beauty, including a Manchester charity ball.
At the time, a source told The Sun Online: ‘This video is years old.
Shayne was single at the time and it happened when he was on tour with War of the Worlds.
The tweet, posted last September, read: "Best start to @Hollyoaks I've ever witnessed…
@Sophie Austin1."Oh, we do love a good old foreshadowed romance.
Shayne confirmed the happy news in a tweet, writing: ‘After much speculation I’m overjoyed to announce that @sophieaustin1 and I are expecting our first child #blessed.’ The couple’s happy arrival will no doubt help Shayne forget about the nasty business of a sex tape featuring him emerging online recently.
Ward, who plays Aidan Connor on the cobbles, had a long-term relationship with actress Faye Mc Keever, with the couple splitting in 2014 after over a decade together.
Sophie has made waves on Hollyoaks after being revealed as the Gloved Hand Killer, but is preparing for an explosive exit after quitting the soap.
A source told the Sun: “Sophie and Shayne have been keeping the exciting news to themselves to enjoy the moment in private.
“But mum and baby are doing amazing and they’ve started telling their nearest and dearest.
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