It has been revealed that TV presenter and actress Denise Van Outen will be joining the cast of EastEnders!
Denise has starred in many British TV shows such as The Big Breakfast, Strictly Come Dancing and is also the narrator of The Only Way Is Essex – but EastEnders will mark her first soap.
The actress is naturally delighted with her new challenge, saying: “I’m really excited to be joining EastEnders as I’ve been a fan of the series for many years. 2015 marks the show’s 30th anniversary, so it feels even more special to be part of this year’s celebration.”
EastEnders bosses are not letting anything out when it comes to the type of character Denise will be playing, saying only that she will send ‘sparks flying’ –ooh!
It’s also unknown if Denise’s character will remain a permanent fixture on the square, with executive producer, Dominic Treadwell-Collins saying it is for a ‘few episodes’: “It was only a matter of time before Denise Van Outen walked onto the Square. We cannot wait to have Denise join us for a few episodes, where she will definitely make her presence felt.”