Conceding her story would not win her many new friends in the animal-loving world, she retold the tale of how she dealt with a troublesome fox.
The former Coronation Street star explained: “At the risk of incurring the wrath of animal lovers… I am an animal lover, but foxes are vermin.”
She added: “Years ago, we got home and we had a dog called Pip. Pip was the most lovely, gorgeous dog.
“Anyway, this fox got into the kitchen and attacked Pip.”
Denise continued: “Pip was terrified, shaking, foaming at the mouth. The fox had gone behind the fridge, Lincoln had called the Pest Control people and they destroyed the fox.”