DENISE Welch has said her worst kiss of all time was with Michael Le Vell.
The Loose Women star, 64, made the admission on today’s show as she discussed her time on Corrie – describing the smooch as like ‘kissing a cat’s bum’.
Denise played barmaid Natalie Barnes on the cobbles from 1997 to 2000.
Her character famously embarked on a steamy affair with Kevin Webster (played by Michael), who was married to Sally at the time.
She explained: "I was in Corrie and Natalie had to steal Kevin Webster, the most happily married man away.
"I had to say to Michael 'we can’t do anything really sexy because it’s pre watershed, so you have to kiss me, like you really, really want to kiss me, so the audience believe this is the most passionate affair that makes you leave Sally'.
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"But he was quite shy so I used to say you have to put your hand behind my head. It was like (purses lips together). It was really difficult.
As the rest of the panel continued, she continued: "It was a bit like a cats bum sort of shape. Sorry Michael because I love you, but it was a bit like kissing a cat’s bum. Sorry you have got to say."
During her time on the soap Denise worked hard to help the younger cast members deal with the mega stardom that comes with being in the show – admitting she was pleased to be older when she joined the cast.
She recently told Loose Women: "You became incredibly famous in a short space of time.
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“I was in my late 30s when I went into that and I actually started a 'starter pack,' for the young people who went in there, because they would come in at 16 and 17, straight from school and within a month they were mobbed everywhere they went.
"And I didn't feel that they got enough support and then they didn't know who their friends were, they didn't know if boys liked them, because people might go 'oh first world problems,' but it actually mentally very hard for them.
“So I think success when you're older is easier to deal with."
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