Denise Van Outen Biography
A charismatic, energetic and engaging presenter, Denise Van Outen has become a household name in Britain, thanks to roles on mainstream terrestrial shows such as The Big Breakfast and more recently 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, Denise is an exceptionally talented stage performer, appearing in several productions in the West End and on Broadway. She is also a scintillating awards host.
Background and career
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. 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 Denise's sophisticated performance proved a hit with theatre-goers, selling out for the entirety of the lengthy run. Unknown in 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, Denise returned to the London stage at the Gielgud Theatre in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s onewoman 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 and then as the lead presenter on Sky One’s 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.
Denise's success on Broadway gave her a taste for the US and she 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.’ During filming Denise met her future husband Lee Mead.
Denise also starred in the re-worked musical Rent and she then 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.
In 2009 Denise co-produced and starred in the one woman show Blondes, which premiered at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Denise recently gave birth to a baby girl, Betsy and launched her own maternity clothing range.
Along with Fearne Cotton and four other celebrity friends, Denise has trekked to Machu Picchu to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.
Denise’s bubbly character ensures her place as firm favourite for numerous brand endorsement campaigns or as an awards host.
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Denise Van Outen News
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7th June 2012
Retail entrepreneur Jo Malone, actress and presenter Denise Van Outen and comedians Jenny Eclair and Dara Oâ€™Briain appeared on the final instalment of The Apprentice: Youâ€™re Hired, after winner Ricky Martin was chosen by Lord Sugar.
17th May 2013
Olympic Gold medallist, Rebecca Adlington has spoken about her hopes of becoming a TV presenter one day.
15th May 2013
The Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy in order to reduce her chances of breast cancer.
19th March 2013
With the help of the generous public and a host of celebrities willing to take part in charity fund raising events and aid work, Comic Reliefâ€™s Red Nose Day raised an impressive Â£75 million.
18th March 2013
Financial journalist and economics speaker, Sarah Pennells, tells shoppers how they can save some money when buying goods online.
11th March 2013
Awards host and TV presenter, Suzi Perry has started her new job as the BBCâ€™s Formula 1 host.
7th March 2013
Popular TV presenter, Michaela Strachan returns to the UK to bring her â€˜Really Wild Adventuresâ€™ to the theatre.
5th March 2013
Awards host and TV presenter, Katie Derham, made the decision to move from ITN to present for the BBC.
19th February 2013
TV presenters, Trinny and Susannah are back with a new clothing range for the television channel QVC.
14th February 2013
Formula 1 presenter and popular awards host Natalie Pinkham married Owain Walbyoff in a romantic ceremony in Portugal, and the day was featured in Hello magazine.
Denise Van Outen Reviews
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Denise went down very well with our (mostly male) audience. I'm sure her presence probably sold us a few more tickets this year!
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