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I was in pain with a fracture and Ashley Banjo’s severe critique

IT’S been two months because Denise van Outen carried out on ITV’s Dancing On Ice in excruciating pain with a damaged shoulder after a scary fall– and she STILL hasn’t had the ability to view the eventful skate back.

Now the 46-year-old, presenting in a saucy Playboy Bunny clothing for Easter Sunday, reveals she felt “upset” by the judges’ extreme critique of her post-fall trip, specifically the comments from Diversity’s Ashley Banjo.

However never ever one to relax and pity herself, Denise has used her time recuperating to relaunch her one-woman play.

In a special interview she opens about her approaching marriage to partner Eddie Boxshall, likewise 46, feeling sexier than ever in her forties, and the hurt she felt at Ashley informing her to enhance her skating.

Speaking 10 weeks after on Sunday exposed newbie skater Denise’s accident on the ice, while training with skating partner Matt Evers, 45, she says: “I did feel deflated and really upset after Ashley stated I required to up my game.

” I thought, ‘How can I up my video game with a fractured shoulder?’. I still have not been able to watch the regular as it makes me recoil.

” I skated off shaking and threw up due to the fact that I felt in so much pain. I have no idea how I skated after my injury, it was so agonizing.

” If I watch it, it will take me back to the pain, it was distressing. I ‘d had 2 dislocations, my shoulder had come out twice, I had 3 fractures.

” I was never ever going to be a world champion figure skater, and in their defence they didn’t know how injured I was, due to the fact that I ‘d skated.

” But really I was actually bad. I think it’s even if I’m a difficult cookie. I was fretted I would require an operation on it, but I have actually managed to leave that. It would have been a nightmare.

” However I am still limited with the movement and I’ll have physio for another 6 weeks. My left jazz hand will be working once again.

” I wanted to perform as I didn’t know how bad the injury was. I’m not scarred for life psychologically, it was among those freak mishaps.

” Ice takes place to be extremely unsafe. The injury I got is the sort you could sustain if you dropped a flight of stairs.”

Yet Denise was grateful for having routine work last year in the middle of the pandemic.

And she was happy that her 11-year-old daughter Betsy had the ability to watch her perform, even though she headed out in week 2 of a series cut to 8 episodes due to injuries and Covid.

Denise, from Essex, who was wed to Betsy’s dad, actor Lee Mead, 39, says: “I 100 percent registered for it because it was paid work and whatever else was closed down. My daughter likes the show, she desired me to do it.

” Although my time was short-term, I liked the training and spending time with Matt. After I went off the series, I felt lost. I headed out so soon and will never ever know how far I might have gone.”

Fans will have been surprised by Denise’s early exit after she made it to the Strictly Come Dancing last in 2012 with pro James Jordan.

However she explains: “All you need to think of on Strictly is the regular. But in Dancing On Ice you’re considering not tipping over. It’s very hard. I found it tough and I was so nervous.”

Someone who wasn’t surprised by Denise’s fall was her fella, commodities trader Eddie.

She says: “I’m rather accident susceptible and Eddie knew I would have a spill from the moment I signed up.

” He stated, ‘I’m really not surprised, babe, you drop your cup of tea when you’re sat still on the sofa’. I think he was grateful to have me home in one piece.

” We both believed had I remained in any longer I would have caused another mishap and more damage.”

Denise turns 47 next month but confesses she feels more positive in her body now than she did twenty years back.

She states: “I attempt to embrace my femininity, it’s fun. In another 10 years I won’t be doing photoshoots like this, so I’m taking advantage of it now.

” I feel sexier in my forties than in my twenties and thirties.

” I train three times a week. Lockdown indicated I upped my exercise routine by cycling and I was consuming better. Looking excellent has ended up being more of a focus due to the fact that as I am older, I do like to get dressed up and glam.

” I host a burlesque cabaret show in London. When you are surrounded by all these young, gorgeous ladies, it inspires you to keep yourself looking great.

” I do not do it since I feel pressure, I do it due to the fact that it makes me feel much better. I have actually been with Eddie 7 years and I still wish to look great for him. It’s really easy in lockdown to live in Ugg boots and tracksuits every day.

” I try to keep some level of glam to keep myself feeling and looking good.”

Wedding event strategies … however no extravagant do

DENISE and Eddie have actually planned a register workplace wedding event soon, after Covid put the mockers on her plans. She said: “I was going to propose last leap year, but we went into lockdown so it was impossible to do it correctly. It didn’t feel right. “So it’s a joint decision. There is no proposal. We’re doing it the contemporary method. We’re in our forties, I have actually been wed before. “For a great deal of women the dream is the huge rock on the finger. I’m the reverse of that. I simply desire the commitment between two individuals. “I do not require to use a diamond ring to feel that somebody loves me. I stated to him we’ll get bands when we marry. It will not be a massive, luxurious wedding event.” Denise has eliminated more kids too, including: “Two or three years ago we did speak about trying to have kids. “But it never ever occurred and I do not have any regrets.”

Denise’s charm suggestions are easy– lots of sleep and exercise.

She says: “Sleeping is always great for wellbeing. And exercise and fresh air, just getting out for a 20 to 30-minute walk every day makes such a difference to your mental health and your skin.

” Good friends of mine who have actually understood me for many years state, ‘Oh you look truly good at the minute’, and it’s due to the fact that I feel happy. Everyone looks much better when they’re happy.”

In the meantime, Denise is wanting to make individuals smile with her one-woman play, Some Woman I Utilized To Know.

The funny, which she wrote in 2013 and performed on the West End in 2014, has actually been re-shot for TV and is available to stream over the Easter weekend for ₤ 10, with a percentage of earnings going to the Make A Difference Trust, which battles HIV and Help.

The play, which Denise says has a touch of “Essex humour”, is set entirely in a hotel room as her character reviews her life and future after an old flame resurfaces.

Previous EastEnders starlet Tamsin Outhwaite, 50, directs and Denise performs a musical set with the help of Kylie Minogue’s production group.

Denise says: “Tamsin was amazing, she’s a truly skilled director.

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” She brought out of me an efficiency very different to how I did it on stage. She was brilliant, we had a lot of laughs.

” I’ve got performer mates who are now doing delivery driving and haven’t performed for a year. It’s psychological remaining in the arts. It has actually been a hard year.”

Denise Van Outen’s one-woman show Some Lady I Used To Know streams until tomorrow. Tickets cost ₤ 10 from somegirl.co.uk with revenues benefiting the Make A Distinction Trust.

Denise Van Outen reveals uncomfortable Dancing On Ice injury has worsened – and she can’t move her shoulder

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