Denise van Outen

Denise Van Outen

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Denise Van Outen become a household name in Britain as co-presenter for Channel Four’s The Big Breakfast. Her recent television work includes the BBC’s Any Dream Will Do and I’d Do Anything, in which she helped select two of Britain's brightest new musical theatre stars.

Denise’s cheeky charm, direct approach and playful personality makes her a broadcasting natural, but she is perhaps even more at home on stage. Her portrayal of Roxie Hart in the hit musical Chicago in the West End of London was seen by many as definitive, a role she later reprised on Broadway.

Besides her many hit shows, she works extensively for charity - including climbing Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief in 2009 and trekking the Inca trail in 2010 for Breast Cancer Care.

Denise is married to the actor and singer Lee Mead, and her first book Bumpalicious is inspired by her experiences in becoming a mother for the first time. Expecting their daughter Betsy also inspired Denise's own maternity clothing range with Very.