Denise Van Outen was born in London of Dutch descent and is a television hostess and stage actress. As a presenter, she made a huge impact on The Big Breakfast and The National Lottery Show and with her extensive presenting skills and a naturally bubbly personality, Denise is in great demand as an awards host. On the performance front, her West End credits include; Lloyd Webber's Tell Me On A Sunday and the musical Chicago in which she also starred on Broadway. Television credits include; Eastenders and the narrator on The Only Way is Essex.
Denise Van Outen’s big break came via the legendary Channel 4 early morning show, The Big Breakfast, where she was a presenter from 1997-98 and 2000-01. The National Lottery Show followed along with later shows such as The Race and The Friday Night Project. She went on to make an impact as lead judge on ITV’s talent show Born to Shine, in addition to judging on the first ever Ireland’s Got Talent, Any Dream Will Do and I’d Do Anything. Other television credits include being a regular host on the panel show Loose Women, ITV’s One Night Only, Hairspray: The School Musical and reaching the final of Strictly Come Dancing.
Her voice is also instantly recognised as that of the narrator on the hugely popular reality show TOWIE and for her presenting on Magic FM Radio and the Capital Breakfast Show.
On the acting front, Denise has enjoyed much success with West End credits including; Lloyd Webber's Tell Me On A Sunday, the musical Chicago in which she also starred on Broadway, Legally Blonde and Rent. Television credits include; Eastenders, Where the Heart Is and the sitcom Babes in the Wood, while on film she has starred in Love, Honour and Obey, Tube Tales and Ray Cooney’s Run for Your Wife.
Denise is constantly in demand as a brand ambassador and has previously launched her own range of maternity wear.
Her bubbly personality and vast experience on the presenting front also makes her an ideal choice as an awards host and for personal appearances.