Celebs watch 'very happy' couple tie the knot

Denise Welch has married toyboy Lincoln Townley in a star-studded ceremony.

The couple tied the knot in the grounds of a secluded villa in the Algarve, Portugal on Saturday in front of around 100 guests.

Several of Denise’s Loose Women co-stars, including Andrea McLean, Carol McGiffin and Kate Thornton, were amongst those spotted at the do.

Denise, 55, had posted several excited messages on Twitter in the run-up to the nuptials, Tweeting last week: ‘Soooo excited. Off to Portugal tmrw to marry my gorgeous Lincoln. Thank you all for your messages. Xxx’

She’s since described the wedding as ‘unforgettable’ and is now looking forward to her honeymoon.

Yet again your messages have made Linc and I very happy,‘ the TV star told her Twitter fans this morning.

Just flying off on our honeymoon. Amazing memories. Xxxx

Lincoln, 40, shared his love for his new wife on Twitter after the nuptials, writing: ‘I married the woman of my dreams….@RealDeniseWelch

The newlyweds are both teetotal but reportedly supplied plenty of booze and entertainment for guests at their do.

Denise and Lincoln had a booze-free wedding and only wanted water or orange at the reception,’ a source tells the Mirror.

‘But they wanted to make sure everyone else had a great time so there was plenty of booze.

‘It might sound boring but they loved their big day and didn’t stop smiling.

Denise surprised everyone with a hilarious drag act she flew in for the night.

‘There was also a disco and lots of people were dancing – it was a proper Loose Women-style knees up.’

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Anna Francis