Chris Evans: Denise Van Outen should be dumped from Strictly

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 September 2012
Denise Van Outen

Denise Van Outen

Chris Evans thinks that Denise Van Outen has an unfair advantage over other contestants on 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Chris Evans thinks Denise Van Outen should be axed from 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The outspoken Radio 2 DJ believes Denise has an unfair advantage over other contestants in the BBC One show after appearing in West End musicals.

He said on his breakfast show: "Should Denise Van Outen be allowed to appear on 'Strictly' as she's appeared in a musical actually dancing?'

Denise, 38, starred as Roxie Hart in 'Chicago' in the West End and Broadway musical - but despite this rates her dancing skills at "four out of ten".

The blonde beauty said: "I can do the basics - thanks to theatre school - but I haven't danced properly for 15 years.

"I'm most nervous about the fact people will think I can dance already because of my stage career."

Denise also played hairdresser Paulette in 'Legally Blonde The Musical' back in 2010 after giving birth to her daughter Betsy with husband Lee Mead.

Chris Evans has already angered TV bosses after revealing cricketer Michael Vaughan's name on his twitter page the weekend before the official announcement.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "He's supposed to be a BBC man. What's his problem here?"

'Strictly Come Dancing' returns to BBC One this Saturday (15.09.12) at 6.30pm.

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