Hollyoaks star Denise Welch was fuming with former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan as she called him out for "berating" mental health sufferers like Naomi Osaka and Meghan Markle.

The 63-year-old Loose Women panelist launched a scathing review of Morgan's latest column for MailOnline – and the former Coronation Street star didn't hold back.

Taking to Instagram, Denise shared a print screen of the broadcaster's article – with the headline which read: "Narcissistic Naomi's cynical exploitation of mental health to silence the media is right from the Meghan and Harry playbook of wanting their press cake and eating it."

Captioning the post, Denise told her 230,000 followers she was "disgusted" by Morgan's words.

The Waterloo Road star penned: "Piers Morgan publicly berating a brilliant young woman for prioritising her mental health again!

"Naomi Osaka has bravely withdrawn from the French Open after admitting to crippling depression since 2018 and that fear of talking to press until the end of the competition can bring on her anxiety.

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"Anyone who has suffered depression and anxiety knows that life becomes unbearable and you will do anything to stop the pain.

"Piers also proves why so many people suffer in silence because of fear of being called ‘an arrogant narcissistic spoiled brat’. This man is a f***ing disgrace."

Piers, who has been accused of "having a problem" with black female tennis players, went to Twitter to post a photo of himself standing next to Serena Williams saying: "Yes trolls, I have a real problem with female black tennis stars…"

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Reacting furiously, Denise uploaded a second post to tackle Piers' latest tweet, writing: "Pathetic attempt to deflect from the huge amount of deserved criticism levelled at him after his utterly disgraceful bullying of Naomi Osaka.

"Most of this comes not from trolls but from intelligent people sickened by his ongoing attitude towards women speaking out about serious mental health issues."

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This isn't the first time the two TV stars have clashed as last year Piers slammed Denise who had claimed on This Morning that the government are scaremongering with coronavirus news – branding her "dumb, deluded and dangerous" on Twitter

Their feud continued later that week in September when Piers tweeted calling Denise a "Covid-denier".

Denise had reacted by taking a break from social media after posting a tearful Instagram video saying that cares "so much" about the devastation Covid is causing.

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