DENISE Van Outen appeared brave for the first time on television after announcing her split from fiance Eddie Boxshall.
The actress appeared on channel 4 of Steph’s Packed Lunch on Monday just days after shockingly confirming the split on social media.
Denise, 47, took to Instagram to confirm the news that she and the Celebrity Gogglebox star’s fiancé had gone their separate ways after seven years together.
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Today, Denise wasted no time opening up about her dating life as she discussed her past romantic experience with a famous soccer player.
She told Channel 4 viewers that she once received a flirtation from a “very, very popular” footballer just seconds before they were on television together.
It comes as show hostess Steph McGovern probes guests’ past romantic relationships, discussing the different “odd ways” they’ve been asked.
Denise said: “I received a letter under the door years ago when I was doing a BBC show – a very, very famous footballer dropped a letter under his dressing room door. I.
“Just before we went live – I couldn’t say who it was,” she continued, as Steph, 39, began speculating it could be David Beckham or John Terry.
“At the time he was single, which is not normal for a footballer. He wrote it beautifully. It was quite a long letter, but I have already met someone,” Denise added. .
“I had to be on TV with him and it was really awkward. We were sitting there and he kept walking towards me…” she said as she raised her eyebrows suggestively.
Last week, Denise confirmed her split from fiancé Eddie, 47 years old, in an emotional Instagram post as she shared a snap of herself walking her dogs.
Denise wrote: “Over the past few months there has been a lot of speculation regarding my relationship with Eddie.
“I am saddened to confirm that we are no longer a couple. I have had to make the difficult decision not to continue our relationship.
“I will always cherish the good times we spent together and the memories we made.”
She concluded: “We ask that you please respect our privacy at this time, especially towards our children.”
Denise is the mother of daughter Betsy, 11, since her marriage to singer Lee Mead, while Eddie Has two grown children from a previous relationship.
Denise plans to get married this year to her fiancé.
However, she asked Eddie – father of son Jordan, 25, and daughter Leah, 22 – to move out of their Essex home two months ago.
The Sun revealed tonight that she asked him to leave their home after finding out he had violently exchanged texts and calls with women he met online.
A source close to the couple, who have been together for seven years, said: “Denise is both angry and heartbroken. It was the last thing she expected to happen after she was so happy with Eddie.
“She thinks this is forever. But while she was at work, he was sitting in the house betraying her trust. “
https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/8184262/denise-van-outen-footballer-love-note-split-fiance-eddie/ Denise Van Outen reveals footballer sent her love letter as she is seen for the first time since split from Eddie Boxshall