Denise Van Outen reveals there was ‘a lot of tension’ on set of EastEnders

Actress Denise Van Outen has opened up about her time working on EastEnders - and says it was nothing like she’d expected.

Speaking to The Sun, Denise revealed working on the BBC soapwasn’t a positive experience. She said:

Everyone I met on EastEnders would just moan about it, just whinging about everything. The day I arrived, and I'm quite a bubbly person, I was like 'hi!' and they were like 'oh, you’re going to hate this'. I was like, 'oh really?'

Admitting that she doesn’t know what the atmosphere on set is like now,Denisecontinued:

I don't want to disrespect any of the actors from EastEnders because they do an amazing job, but I think perhaps, there's a lot they have to get through. They're very focused and I just thought I would have more fun.

Denise Van Outen’s career

Denise Van Outen has had a long and varied career, starring on stage, screen and radio. She became well-known as the host of The Big Breakfast morning TV show and has played the lead role of Roxie Hartin Chicago in both the West End and on Broadway. She’s also appeared on a number of reality shows from Strictly Come Dancing to Celebrity Gogglebox.

Who did Denise Van Outen play on EastEnders?

You’d be forgiven for forgetting that Denise Van Outen was once part of theEastEnderscast. The actress appeared for just 4 episodes back in 2015 as bombshell Karin Smart. Her character seduced Max Branning, played by Jake Wood, as part of a scam organised alongside Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) to con him out of his businesses.

At the time, Denise gushed about joining the show, saying:

I'm really excited to be joining EastEnders as I've been a fan of the series for years. This year marks the show's 30th anniversary, so it feels even more special to be part of the celebration.

It’s a shame she didn’t come away with such fond memories!

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