Denise Welch has paid tribute to her mother after she passed away earlier today.
The heartbroken Loose Women presenter announced on Twitter this morning that her mother Annie had lost her 20 year battle with cancer.
Writing on the social networking site, Denise - who turns 54 today - thanked fans for their support.
"My beloved mum Annie passed away this morning surrounded by all her family. Debbie, Dad and I thank you for your love and support xxxx
"May 22nd will always be a day to celebrate my birthday and the life of a remarkable Mum and Nanna xxxx," she added.
She also thanked her boyfriend Lincoln Townley for his support, tweeting: "@LincolnTownley I love you and thank you for being there for me xxx," to which he replied: @RealDeniseWelch my thoughts are with you and the family, I love you x".
The Celebrity Big Brother winner announced her split from husband of 24 years, Tim Healy, earlier this year.