Denise Van Outen puts on a brave face as she cheerfully arrives at Steph’s Packed Lunch

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Denise Van Outen put on a brave face when she arrived at Steph’s Packed Lunch for filming in Leeds on Wednesday.

The blonde bombshell smiled and waved to photographers and kept warm beneath a fur-lined camo coat.

The television personality, 47, announced she had broken up with her partner of seven years Eddie Boxshall, 48, on January 7, after he was reportedly caught having phone sex with other women.

Smiling through the heartache: Denise Van Outen put on a brave face when she arrived at Steph’s Packed Lunch for filming in Leeds on Wednesday

Denise teamed her stylish jacket with a thigh-skimming black denim skirt, making sure to keep the January chill at bay by tugging on a pair of tights.

Adding height to her frame in heeled boots, the star drew attention to her trim physique with a figure-hugging, rainbow-hued jumper.

According to reports, Eddie is ‘desperate’ to win Denise back – following the revelation that he was reportedly having phone sex with other women.

A newly unearthed interview though has revealed Denise and Eddie’s relationship was struggling a year before they split.

All eyes on her: Denise teamed her stylish jacket with a thigh-skimming black denim skirt, making sure to keep the January chill at bay by tugging on a pair of tights

Keeping warm: She made sure to keep the January chill at bay by tugging on a pair of tights

All eyes on her: Denise teamed her stylish jacket with a thigh-skimming black denim skirt, making sure to keep the January chill at bay by tugging on a pair of tights

Brave face: Denise smiled for the cameras as she strutted to filming

Brave face: Denise smiled for the cameras as she strutted to filming

All smiles: The blonde bombshell smiled and waved to photographers and kept warm beneath a fur-lined camo coat

All smiles: The blonde bombshell smiled and waved to photographers and kept warm beneath a fur-lined camo coat

Speaking on their podcast Before We Say I Do in February 2021, Eddie admitted he was getting frustrated by Denise’s ‘flirty banter’ at work. At the time the star was competing on Dancing On Ice.  

‘It gives me the hump. Start ­chucking it a bit in my direction,’ Eddie said as the couple attended a psychosexual therapy session. Denise had previously admitted on the podcast that she loved to flirts with others.  

‘I don’t flirt with him,’ she admitted, referring to Eddie. ‘I flirt with everyone at work, I’m naturally flirty. It’s flanter – flirty banter. I don’t mean anything by it.’

Stylish: Denise looked effortlessly stylish as she headed to filming and smiled for photographers

Beaming: Denise beamed for photographers

Stylish: Denise looked effortlessly stylish as she headed to filming and smiled for photographers 

In the candid discussion the former couple admitted the pandemic had put a strain on their seven year relationship, as they admitted ‘We’ve been locked down together 24/7 and a few things have come up. If we try and sit down and talk about things, we’ll end up bickering.’ 

Denise confessed she had found herself being less affectionate with Eddie, admitting: ‘I’m very aware of me putting us in ­situations where I’m not giving enough. I’m not as affectionate as I should be and I feel like I’ve lost my way a little bit within the relationship.’

‘It’s a good relationship but I think it could be better if we take the time to discuss what is ­bothering us about each other so we can move forward.’ 

Standing tall: Adding height to her frame in heeled boots, the star drew attention to her trim physique with a figure-hugging, rainbow-hued jumper

 Standing tall: Adding height to her frame in heeled boots, the star drew attention to her trim physique with a figure-hugging, rainbow-hued jumper

Say cheese: Denise took to Instagram to share some behind-the-scenes shots from filming

Say cheese: Denise took to Instagram to share some behind-the-scenes shots from filming 

Working it: She posed by a Steph's Packed Lunch sign in her ruffled shouldered jumper

Working it: She posed by a Steph’s Packed Lunch sign in her ruffled shouldered jumper 

Having fun: The theatre star was joined on the show by former Love Island star Dani Dyer

Having fun: The theatre star was joined on the show by former Love Island star Dani Dyer 

Meanwhile during a 2018 Loose Women appearance, Denise admitted Eddie had the passcode to her phone to check her messages because of her ‘flirty banter.’

She added though that she didn’t know the password to Eddie’s phone. 

Denise allegedly discovered Eddie’s infidelities, which included him going on dates with other women as well as the claims of phone sex.

It was said Eddie has been ‘pulling out all the stops to save their seven-year relationship’ and is ‘staying nearby’ their Essex home in a room above a friend’s pub, in the hopes of being allowed back.

However, Denise is adamant that their romance is over and is ‘determined to move on’ following on from her heartache, according to reports.

Hair down: She wore her bright blonde hair loose and made her look pop with a swipe of blush lipstick

Hair down: She wore her bright blonde hair loose and made her look pop with a swipe of blush lipstick

A source told The Sun: ‘Eddie is convinced he can win Denise back and isn’t willing to throw away all of their memories together. He’s pulling out all the stops to save their relationship.

‘He feels terrible and pained that she’s hurting. He is desperate to gain her forgiveness and knows there are a lot of deep-rooted feelings involved. He’s not willing to accept it’s over for good.

‘He thinks they’re the perfect match for each other and knows he was foolish. Eddie is keeping his distance for now and wants to give her the space and respect she needs. But he’s staying nearby in the hope he might be allowed back…

‘He’s staying in a room above a mate’s pub.’

Split:  According to reports, Eddie is 'desperate' to win Denise back - following the revelation that he was reportedly having phone sex with other women

Split:  According to reports, Eddie is ‘desperate’ to win Denise back – following the revelation that he was reportedly having phone sex with other women

But sources close to the former Dancing On Ice star told the publication that she had already ‘made up her mind’ and ‘determined to move on and very unlikely’ to take him back after his actions.

Meanwhile, the beauty faces a ‘last-minute rewrite’ of her upcoming autobiography she she poured her heart out about finding ‘lasting happiness’ with her fiancé, whom she was set to marry this year.

MailOnline have contacted representatives of Denise and Eddie for comment.

The Sun claimed that the star and her fiancé who appear on Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox together, had gone their separate ways due to the incidents.

A source told the publication: ‘It’s the very last thing she expected to happen. She thought this was for ever — but while she has been out at work he’s been sat in her home betraying her trust.’

Difficult: Confirming their split in an Instagram post ten days ago, Denise wrote: 'Over the past couple of months, there has been much speculation regarding my relationship with Eddie'

Difficult: Confirming their split in an Instagram post ten days ago, Denise wrote: ‘Over the past couple of months, there has been much speculation regarding my relationship with Eddie’

According to the newspaper Denise has asked Eddie to leave their home after discovering he had been swapping messages and calls with women he met online and hooking up with another on secret dates.

Confirming their split in an Instagram post, Denise wrote: ‘Over the past couple of months, there has been much speculation regarding my relationship with Eddie.

‘It saddens me to confirm that we are no longer a couple. I had to make the difficult decision not to continue in our relationship.

‘I will always treasure the good times we spent together, and the memories made. We ask that you please respect our privacy at this time, especially for our children.’

All over: According to reports Denise has asked Eddie to leave their home after discovering he had been swapping messages and calls with women he met online

All over: According to reports Denise has asked Eddie to leave their home after discovering he had been swapping messages and calls with women he met online



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