Denise Van Outen reveals she and longterm partner Eddie Boxshall will marry ...

Denise Van Outen plans to marry her partner Eddie Boxshall when the 'dreadful' third lockdown ends.

The actress, 46, who has been with city trader boyfriend Eddie Boxshall for seven years, told Hello! that, although he has not yet proposed, they have been discussing when to tie the knot.

She also said that her daughter Betsy, 10, who she shares with ex-husband Lee Mead, was 'desperate' for them to get married as soon as possible.

Wedding bells: Denise Van Outen plans to marry her partner Eddie Boxshall when the 'dreadful' third lockdown ends

bells: Denise Van Outen plans to marry her partner Eddie Boxshall when the 'dreadful' third lockdown ends

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She said: 'After we've finished our podcast and this dreadful lockdown ends, there will be bells.

'Betsy is desperate for us to get married; she tells us that all the time. We want to do it, too, surrounded by all our family and friends.'

Denise and Lee were married between 2009 and 2013. She met Eddie soon after.

The pair have also started seeing a counsellor to 'iron out the niggles' ahead of marriage, and their discussions will feature in a new podcast, Before We Say I Do, which launches later in January.

Bubble: Pro skater Matt Evers is living with Denise's daughter Betsy, 10, Denise and Eddie, during the current lockdown, adhead of Dancing On Ice

Bubble: Pro skater Matt Evers is living with Denise's daughter Betsy, 10, Denise and Eddie, during the current lockdown, adhead of Dancing On Ice 

She added: 'There's been no official proposal yet but we talk about getting married a lot.

'One day I commented that I never understood why a lot of people dive into marriage without ironing out their niggles first because the problems just creep up on them years later.

'That's when we came up with this fun idea for a podcast series for myself and Eddie which would involve having counselling to sort out flaws that most people brush under the carpet before we venture into matrimony.

'Eddie and I have met different types of counsellors and had the discussions that most couples avoid. We've consulted a food therapist and a laughing counsellor and underwent hypnosis where we had to imagine we were each other and speak the truth.'

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Denise is competing on the upcoming series of Dancing On Ice and told the magazine her professional partner, Matt Evers, had moved into their home to form a Covid-19 bubble.

Ex: She also said that her daughter Betsy, 10, who she shares with ex-husband Lee Mead [pictured], was 'desperate' for them to get married as soon as possible

Ex: She also said that her daughter Betsy, 10, who she shares with ex-husband Lee Mead [pictured], was 'desperate' for them to get married as soon as possible

Denise recently admitted that she is 'really struggling' with her intense training regime, having fallen over at every practice. 

The TV personality appeared on Lorraine and revealed she is 'petrified' by her forthcoming debut on the ITV skating competition.

Talking to presenter Andi Peters, she candidly said: 'I’m just so scared. If I’d have done this show 10-15 years ago, I’d have had so much confidence, but the older you get, the more aware you are that if you have an injury, it takes you twice as long to recover and I’m just petrified all the time.

'I'm really struggling': She is set to appear on Dancing On Ice in 2021 but Denise admitted she's 'petrified' of her upcoming debut after falling over in every training session

'I'm really struggling': She is set to appear on Dancing On Ice in 2021 but Denise admitted she's 'petrified' of her upcoming debut after falling over in every training session

'When I was younger and I was a kid, I did ballet, so I grew up learning to point my toes. That’s the worst thing you can do on ice because you hit your toe pick and go flying. 

'I have literally fallen over in every single training session, I’m the clumsiest out of all the celebrities, it’s ridiculous.'

Speaking to The Sunday Mirror's Notebook Magazine earlier this year, Denise cited her daughter Betsy, as the reason she won't be taking too many risks on the ice. 

But she also credited her child, eight, as the reason she decided to take the plunge and appear on Dancing On Ice 

Feel the fear: 'I¿m just so scared,' she said, as she discussed her skating progress

Feel the fear: 'I’m just so scared,' she said, as she discussed her skating progress

She said to Andi, 50: 'I think I’m crazy. I thought it’d be nice to learn a new skill and my daughter and I, we’ve watched the show for years and she loves it. 

'And I thought, "if I’m ever going to do it, I’ll do it now when she’s 10 and she thinks I’m cool." If I leave it until she’s 12 or 13, I’ll be embarrassing. 

'So I thought, "do it now while I’m still supple enough to do some of the

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