Denise Van Outen misses Strictly

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 April 2013
Denise Van Outen

Denise Van Outen

Though she found it hard juggling 'Strictly Come Dancing' with her family life, Denise Van Outen now misses the show

Denise Van Outen misses 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 39-year-old star came third in last year's series of the BBC competition - beaten by Kimberley Walsh and winner Louis Smith - and although she was left "exhausted" from the training and struggled to find time with her two-year-old daughter Betsy, she would love to do it all again.

Asked whether she misses dancing since 'Strictly' ended she replied: "Yes. I'd love to take it up again, but it's difficult because it's not something you can just do in the high street.

"I was so exhausted during the show, I was glad to see the back on it at first, but now I miss it. It was hard to juggle dancing and being a mum to Betsy. But I did love it."

Denise and her husband Lee Mead have recently been able to spend more time together after he spent several months in Los Angeles working on a theatre show and the couple are now focusing on being a family amid rumours they have encountered a rocky patch in their marriage.

She told Britain's HELLO magazine: "Yes, he's home. We've had loads of time apart while he's been doing pilot season in LA. I've been honest about this, in that when you have loads of time apart it's difficult because you start getting on with your own lives.

"So obviously he's back and as a family we're spending lots of time together, because that's what you have to do."

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