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Denise Van Outen returns to TV presenting for the first time in 9 years as she lands top C4 job

DENISE Van Outen is “going back to her roots” as a TV presenter on Channel 4, The Sun Online can exclusively reveal.

The former Big Breakfast host, 47, will join the team of daytime show Steph’s Packed Lunch in the very near future.


The Sun Online can exclusively reveal Denise Van Outen will make her TV presenting return[/caption]

A source was first to tell The Sun Online of the big name signing and said: “Denise is going back to her roots as a TV presenter and has been asked to join Steph’s Packed Lunch.

“She is really popular with viewers and bosses can’t wait for her to come on board.

“Katie Price has been a huge hit and they are hoping Denise will be too.”

The West End star hosted The Big Breakfast with Jonny Vaughan from 1997 to 1998 and again from 2000 till 2001 with the pair remembered as the show’s best double-act.

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The West End star will be joining the team of Steph’s Packed Lunch[/caption]

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Sources told The Sun Online how Denise would be ‘returning to her roots’ on the Channel 4 show[/caption]

Denise‘s new telly gig comes shortly after she revealed her 23-year feud with her former co-star was finally over.

The Dancing on Ice star previously said they fell out after she found out his agent was trying to get him more money in contract renegotiations.

The Chicago star also hinted the rift was related to work pressure.

Speaking on the Sweat, Snot and Tears podcast, she said the pair have been talking lots during the recent lockdown.

Steph’s Packed Lunch

Bosses told us they are hoping she will be a hit on the series like fellow celeb Katie Price is[/caption]

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Denise found fame on Channel 4 fronting The Big Breakfast[/caption]

Denise said: “We have been speaking a lot recently. We’ve been on-and-off as friends for years for various reasons.”

She added: “I’ve got a lot of love for him as a person, as a friend, and I’m sure he feels the same.

“And we’ve started sort of talking again and we’ve started thinking of maybe some little ideas, so you never know.” 

In her time away from presenting, Denise has been a regular face on the small screen, coming a runner-up in the tenth series of the BBC One dancing show Strictly Come Dancing.

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She recently mended her 23-year feud with ex co-star Johnny Vaughan[/caption]

She has presented many TV shows including Who Dares, Sings, Something For The Weekend and Sunday Brunch as well as being a judge on Born To Shine and Ireland’s Got Talent.

Aside from appearing on Celebrity Gogglebox across both series, her other most recent TV role was on The Masked Singer, in which she sang disguised as a Fox.

She’s been the narrator for The Only Way Is Essex since 2010.

Denise is also an actress and starred in EastEnders in 2015 and Neighbours for 19 episodes in 2019-2020.


Denise was forced to pull out of Dancing On Ice this year following injury[/caption]


She was partnered with show favourite Matt Evers[/caption]

In 2021 she competed in Dancing On Ice, but had to withdraw following injury.

Denise has also appeared in six films, including Run For Your Wife with Danny Dyer.

Denise has a strong theatre background, and fronted her own one-woman show, and also starred in West End musical Legally Blonde.

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