The 1975s Matt Healy forced to defend mum Denise Welch from his own teacher over embarrassing advert

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Denise Welch has recalled how son Matt Healy defended her after being criticised for doing furniture adverts.

The 61-year-old actress was discussing people who come to her defence on ITVs Loose Women, when she revealed how son Matt, frontman of The 1975, frequently defended his mum when he was at school against negative press headlines.

Speaking on the show, Denise said: We try to sort out our things as privately as we can in quite a public arena sometimes.

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Its funny because Ive made my mistakes over the years which have been quite well documented, and it was perhaps a little easier for Louis because hes grown up with less press, the press gave me a hard time over the years, some deserved, some not so deserved.

Denise Welch on Loose Women

Denise Welch on Loose Women (Picture: ITV)

I lived quite naively thinking that nobody was saying anything to Matt at school and of course they were, he just wasnt telling me.

She recalled one particular incident where Matts teacher at school criticised Denise for doing a furniture advert.

I used to be the front figure of a furniture commercial and I had this campaign for a few years and it paid me a few bob and thank you very much, Denise said.

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And this teacher had said to Matt, “It must be really embarrassing for your mum to be doing the furniture commercials. When shes in an advert it kind of shows youve fallen on hard times.”

Can you imagine if hed come home and told me that? I was absolutely spitting feathers.

Matt Healy and The 1975

George Daniel, Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and Matthew Healy of The 1975 (Picture: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Asked if Matt stuck up for her, Denise replied: Oh he completely stuck up for me. And friends told me later on that hed been absolutely passionate in his fervour of sticking up for me, when we were getting a bit of bad press about the marriage break up and stuff.

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