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Denise Van Outen

A charismatic, energetic and engaging presenter, Denise has become a household name in Britain, thanks to roles on mainstream terrestrial shows such as The Big Breakfast, BBC’s Any Dream Will Do, I’d Do Anything and ITV’s Who Dares Sings! Not content with being a star of the small screen alone, Denise also showed exceptional talent on the stage, appearing in several productions in the West End and on Broadway. Leaving no stone unturned Denise has extended her talent to dramas, feature films and radio, and is well established as the UK’s most respected all round female entertainer.

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Denise joined Channel 4 's The Big Breakfast team in 1996, quickly landing the main co-presenting role. It proved to be her big breakthrough, with her cheeky charm, direct approach and playful personality bouncing off the quick wit of Johnny Vaughan. Together they recovered audience figures to record levels. Following this huge success she took some time out from the early mornings to star in hit ITV sitcom Babes in the Wood. Enjoying two successful seasons she returned to The Big Breakfast in 2000 for a further year-long stint in an attempt to boost the ratings, which had tailed off following her departure.

Stage success soon followed for Denise, first playing Roxie Hart in the hit musical Chicago in the Adelphi Theatre in the West End of London in 2001. The marriage of the classy, stylised show with the equally sophisticated performance of Denise proved a hit with theatre-goers, selling out for the entirety of the lengthy run. Unknown to the United States, she received rave reviews when she reprised her role on Broadway the following year, before returning once again to the West End to satisfy the unending demand.

In 2003, she returned to the London stage at the Gielgud Theatre in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s one-woman show Tell Me On A Sunday, which he reworked for her. She was a huge success and the show remained in the West End for longer than initially planned. Making a move back to the small screen she then joined the cast of the popular ITV drama Where The Heart Is as lead character Kim Blakeney, playing the role for two series.

November 2006 saw Denise return to her role as a much loved lead presenter on Sky One's brand new entertainment show The Race. Set at the infamous Silverstone Circuit a celebrity Girls Team raced against a celebrity Boys Team headed by racing legend David Coulthard and Eddie Irvine. Later that year she presented BBC1’s National Lottery Christmas Special and guest hosted Channel 4’s hit show The Friday Night Project. Her success on Broadway gave her a taste for the US and Denise headed to LA to front NBC’s Grease: You’re the One That I Want! Her pull back to the UK came in the form of a personal phone call from Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Denise joined the panel for BBC’s Any Dream Will Do! Which was casting Joseph in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’  In 2007 Denise starred in the re-worked musical Rent in the role of Maureen, followed by a return to the BBC in 2008 for their latest talent search, I’d Do Anything. She also reunited with Johnny Vaughan for the Capital Breakfast Show and joined forced with Sky1 to host a new show Hairspray: The School Musical mentoring a group of school kids to put on their own West end Musical Production. As if 2008 wasn’t busy enough she also co-hosted and performed with Michael Buble for ITV’s One Night Only.

In 2009 Denise co-produced and starred in the one woman show Blondes, which premiered at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Along with Fearne Cotton and three other celebrity friends, Denise trekked to Machu Picchu in September 2010 to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. The trek was screened in a two-part ITV2 documentary at the end of October 2010.

Denise starred as Paulette in the West End production Legally Blonde and has also written a book about her experiences of pregnancy called Bumpalicious, which was published by Headline in March 2011 and a follow up ‘Adventures of Parenthood’ in May 2012.

Denise was a lead judge on the ITV1 talent show ‘Born To Shine’ which is supported the charity, Save The Children and saw celebrities being taught a brand new skill by children who have exceptional talents. Denise also starred in the film 'Run For Your Wife' with Dame Judi Dench, Danny Dyer, and Sarah Harding.

Denise reached the final of the highly successful and long running BBC1 show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in December 2012.

Denise has appeared on The Celebrity Chase (ITV), as a guest judge on Your face Sounds Familiar (ITV), Gadget man (Channel 4), Through the Keyhole (ITV), Celebrity Juice (ITV) and authored Utterley Outrageous Celebrity Frock Ups (ITV). Recently Denise has appeared on Reality Bites for ITV2 and Virtually Famous for E4, as well as trying her hand at cooking with BBC Learning initiative, Dish Up. 

2015 saw Denise back on the West End stage, with a run of her one woman show, Some Girl I Used to Know, which she also co-wrote. Since then, fans were treated to a starring cameo in Eastenders, to huge acclaim in 2016.

This year, Denise has completed arguably her biggest charity challenge yet in memory of her late friend, Nicki Waterman, whom sadly passed away in 2016. The fundraising challenge for Brain Tumour Research, saw Denise and a team of other celebrities cycle 187 miles across India. 

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16/01/17 Lady Golfer The Actress On Discovering The World Of Golf Article
17/10/16 Look Magazine Denise Van Outen On Party Dressing And Her *Wildest* Night Out Read Article
20/09/16 A Place In The Sun Denise Tees Off For A Golfing Home In Spain Article
09/08/16 OK! Magazine Disney Cruise Interview Article
08/04/16 The Sun Online ‘I’m not obsessed about having a six-pack’: Denise Van Outen looks fab at 41 as she shows off toned Read Article
07/04/16 Fit & Well Magazine Denise’s Secret Fat Blaster Article 1, Article 2, Article 3
08/03/16 Daily Mail Denise’s Secret Sunshine Article 1, Article 2
16/02/16 OK! It’s Denise Tan Outen Article
02/02/16 Daily Star Ice One Denise Article
16/12/15 Fabulous All Sorted Outen Article
04/12/15 Fabulous Magazine All Sorted Outen Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, Article 4
04/12/15 Reveal Denise in Dubai Article
07/09/15 The Times Strictly Stars Laughing All The Way To The Bank Article
20/08/15 The Independent Magazine Sweet Charity Article
13/08/15 New! Style! Article
13/08/15 Bella Magazine Star Style Article
13/08/15 OK! Magazine Eddie and Betsy get on Brilliantly Article
09/06/15 Music Week Magic In The Air Article
08/06/15 TV Magazine My Life Article
04/06/15 New! New! Likes Your Style Article
05/05/15 TV Magazine She’s back…to ruin max Article 1, Article 2
05/05/15 The Sun Denise Speaks Outen Article
15/04/15 Daily Mail Weekend Albert Square here I come Article 1, Article 2, Article 3
07/04/15 The Daily Telegraph Albert Square sort of feels like home Article
25/11/14 Hello! Taking Up A New Challenge, Denise Van Outen Saddles Up With Celebrity Friends For An Epic Bike Ride! Article 1, Article 2
18/11/14 Hello! Denise Van Outen In Conversation For Hello! Article
23/09/14 The Sun I’ve had so many fashion disasters, but NEVER in a little black dress Article
01/09/14 The Mail On Sunday My Shirley Valentine Adventure Article
29/05/14 Hello! Denise Van Outen Talks Fun, Flirting and Turning 40 Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, Article 4
29/05/14 Essentials Meet Our Cover Star: Denise Van Outen Article 1, Article 2, Article 3
21/05/14 Sunday Mirror Denise Hits 40! Article
21/05/14 Hello! Denise Van Outen and Ex Lee Mead Build Perfect Party for Daughter Betsy Article
21/05/14 OK! Denise and Lee Play Happy Families Article
07/05/14 The Sun On Sunday Family Outen Article
28/04/14 New! I’ve not been on any dates- but i’m open to offers Article
16/04/14 Woman Magazine I’m Ready To Date Again Article
11/03/14 Weight Watchers Beyond The Fridge Article
04/03/14 Hello! Half Hour With… Denise Van Outen Article
04/03/14 The Sun On Sunday I’m So Proud Lee And I Are Still Pals… You Do That For Your Child Article
04/03/14 You Lee Is The Only Ex I’ve Kept In Touch With Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, Article 4, Article 5
04/03/14 Bodyfit Magazine I Love The Buzz From High Intensity Workouts Article 1, Article 2, Article 3
04/03/14 Woman's Own I Google Myself All The Time Article
04/03/14 Hello! Denise Van Outen in conversation for Hello! Article 1, Article 2, Article 3
03/03/14 Reveal Hello Sport Hottie! Article
03/03/14 Hello! Denise Meets Prince Harry Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, Article 4, Article 5
03/03/14 Hello Walking The Great Wall Of China Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, Article 4, Article 5
07/01/14 Gay Times Inside Outen Article
29/10/13 Telegraph Travelling Life Read Article
11/10/13 New! New! Likes your style Article
11/10/13 Reveal Hello Sport Hottie Article
11/10/13 New! Get on yer bike, Denise! Article