DENISE Van Outen is one of the most recognised women on British television, thanks to her growing number of years presenting some of the biggest shows on TV.
TONIGHT (June 19) she will be on her sofa, commenting on the latest TV shows on Celebrity Gogglebox with her boyfriend Eddie Boxshall.
Who is Denise van Outen?
Denise Van Outen, 46, was born Denise Kathleen Outen on May 27, 1974, in Basildon, Essex.
She is an English actress, singer, dancer and presenter.
She is best known for presenting The Big Breakfast, for playing Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago, both in the West End and on Broadway, and for finishing as runner-up in the tenth series of the BBC One dancing show Strictly Come Dancing.
She is the narrator on The Only Way Is Essex.
This year she was a contestant on The Masked Singer, appearing as Fox.
Denise is a keen golfer and she often takes part in celebrity charity matches.
Who is her boyfriend Eddie Boxhall?
Eddie Boxshall has quite a different career from his famous girlfriend – he's a commodities trader from Essex who specialises in the oil business.
But he was dismissed from his job with SCB & Associates for "gross misconduct and material dishonesty".
Eddie has two children of his own, and he started dating Denise back in July 2014 after they were introduced by a mutual friend.
Denise has revealed Eddie is desperate to have a baby with her.
In January 2019 they finally moved in together – although they still haven't set a date for their wedding.
Who is her ex-husband Lee Mead?
Denise met Lee Mead when she was a judge on BBC talent show Any Dream Will Do in 2007.
The couple announced their engagement in January 2009 and married in the Seychelles in April 2009.
Their daughter Betsy was born on May 1, 2010.
However, Lee and Denise didn't have a happy ending and in July 2013 the couple split up.
They finalised their divorce in 2015.
What TV shows and films has Denise Van Outen been in?
Denise became a household name when she co-hosted The Big Breakfast with Johnny Vaughan from 1997 to 2001.
She has presented many TV shows including Who Dares, Sings and Something For The Weekend, Sunday Brunch (as a guest presenter), and she's been a judge on Born To Shine and Ireland's Got Talent.
Aside from appearing on Celebrity Gogglebox across both series, her other most recent TV role was on The Masked Singer, in which she sang disguised as a Fox.
She's been the narrator for The Only Way Is Essex since 2010.
Denise is also an actress and starred in EastEnders in 2015 and Neighbours for 19 episodes in 2019-2020.
She has appeared in six films, including Run For Your Wife with Danny Dyer.
Denise has a strong theatre background, and fronted her own one-woman show, and also starred in West End musical Legally Blonde.
Did Denise Van Outen fall out with Johnny Vaughan?
Denise and Johnny were a huge hit when they co-hosted The Big Breakfast.
They then tried to rekindle this magic on Capital Radio in 2008, co-hosting the flagship Breakfast Show, but things went badly wrong.
Denise quit after six months and claimed her one-time pal “sabotaged” her career by fading her microphone down when she went to talk.
But in 2015 they made up over a pint.
Denise told The Sun: “It was really nice and everything is all water under the bridge now. It was so great to catch up as we hadn’t spoken to each other in so long.
“We put everything in the past and all that is behind us now.”
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