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Denise van Outen Biography: Husband, Children, Parents, Siblings, Family, Net worth

Denise van Outen is an English actress, singer, dancer and presenter who has appeared in various TV shows, films, musicals and reality shows.

She is best known for presenting The Big Breakfast, playing Roxie Hart in Chicago, and being a judge on Ireland’s Got Talent.

She was also the runner-up in the tenth series of Strictly Come Dancing and the narrator of The Only Way Is Essex.

Denise van Outen

Denise van Outen Biography

Denise van Outen was born on May 27, 1974, in Basildon, Essex, England, to Ted and Kathleen Outen.

she has a brother Terry and sister Jackie. She claims that her ancestors “are all Dutch”, which was the reason she added “van” into her name.

At the age of seven, she began modelling for knitting patterns, and showed an early flair for performing.

This resulted in her attending the Sylvia Young Theatre School.

In 1986, she played Éponine in Les Misérables (the role paid her school fees), the Anthony Newley-directed production of Stop the World – I Want to Get Off, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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She started her stage career at the age of 12 in Les Miserables and later performed in other musicals such as Stop the World – I Want to Get Off and Chicago.

She became famous as a TV presenter on The Big Breakfast, a popular morning show that she co-hosted with Johnny Vaughan from 1997 to 1998 and again from 2000 to 2001.

She has also presented or judged several other shows, such as Who Dares, Sings!, Any Dream Will Do, Born to Shine, and Ireland’s Got Talent.

She has acted in various TV dramas and comedies, such as The Bill, The Young Person’s Guide To Becoming A Rock Star, Babes in the Wood, Murder in Mind, and EastEnders.

She has also appeared in some films, such as Love, Honour and Obey, Tube Tales, Are You Ready for Love?, and Run for Your Wife.

She has participated in some reality shows, such as Strictly Come Dancing, The Masked Singer, Celebrity Gogglebox, and Dancing on Ice.

She has also done some voice-over work, such as narrating The Only Way Is Essex and playing the role of Priscilla in the animated film Shrek the Third.

Denise van Outen

Denise van Outen Husband

Denise van Outen is not currently married, but she has a boyfriend named Jimmy Barba, who is a property developer.

They started dating in 2021, after she split from her fiancé Eddie Boxshall, who she was with for seven years.

Before that, Denise was married to actor Lee Mead, who she met on the talent show Any Dream Will Do in 2007.

They tied the knot in 2009 and had a daughter in 2010. However, they divorced in 2015.

Denise also dated singer Jay Kay from Jamiroquai in the late 1990s, but they broke up in 2001 after a turbulent relationship.

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Denise van Outen Children

Denise van Outen has one child, a daughter named Betsy, who was born in 2010.

Betsy’s father is Lee Mead, an actor and singer who was married to Denise from 2009 to 2015.

Denise van Outen Parents

Denise van Outen’s parents are Ted and Kathleen Outen.

They live in Basildon, Essex, England, where Denise was born on May 27, 1974.

Ted worked as a Ford factory laborer, and Kathleen was a housewife.

Denise van Outen Siblings

Denise van Outen has two older siblings: a brother named Terry and a sister named Jackie.

There is no much information about them, such as their occupations or personal lives.

Denise van Outen Family

Denise van Outen’s family list is as follows:

Parents: Ted Outen and Kathleen Outen
Siblings: Terry Outen (brother) and Jackie Outen (sister)
Ex-husband: Lee Mead (married from 2009 to 2015)
Child: Betsy Mead (daughter with Lee Mead)
Ex-partner: Eddie Boxshall (dated from 2014 to 2022)
Current partner: Jimmy Barba (property developer)

Denise van Outen Net worth

Denise van Outen’s net worth is estimated to be between $3 million and $5 million as of 2023.

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