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Welch weeps as she announces marriage break-up on live TV

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Feb 06, 2012 | 6:15am EST

The blonde, 53, has been at the centre of media speculation about the state of her marriage for several weeks amid reports she's cheating on Healy with a toyboy lover.

But she used her spot as a presenter on talk show Loose Women on Monday to clear up the rumours, and she wept openly as she denied having an affair, revealing she and Healy - who starred in cult TV drama Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - are living separate lives.

Welch, who had a major role on longrunning serial drama Coronation Street, told viewers, "I just want to say, this is going to be really difficult for me... my family made a decision that we would talk about this today. Tim and I separated some time ago. I'm not having an affair - we have been living our own lives for some time now.

"I just wanted to say today to thank everybody (sic) for their support. Tim and I find a sense of relief that we don't have to hide this any more."

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