Denise van Outen Impressed by 12-Year-old Daughter's Acting Talent

The 'Big Breakfast' presenter talks about her tween daughter Betsy and reveals that the girl is interested in following in her footsteps in the entertainment industry.

AceShowbiz - Denise van Outen's 12-year-old daughter is taking drama classes as the tween hopes to be an actress like her famous mother. Betsy - whom Denise has with 41-year-old ex-partner Lee Mead - has revealed to her parent she wants to be an actress or school teacher. While she is too young to know for definite, she's been having acting lessons and has wowed her former soap star mum with her talent for the art form.

"My daughter Betsy is a very good actress," Denise, 48, told My Weekly magazine. "She isn't with an agency and I've never pushed her because I am not a pushy parent, but she is enrolled in drama classes."

No matter what, she has the full support of her mother. She continued, "I am not sure what Betsy wants to do when she grows up, as she's only 12. One day she says she wants to be an actor, the next day she would like to be a school teacher."

"But whatever she wants to do, I will support her, and show her the same love and understanding that I got from my own mum and dad."

Denise presented "The Big Breakfast", played Roxie Hart in the musical "Chicago" both on the West End and on Broadway. She played Prudence Wallace for 19 episodes of recently-axed long-running soap "Neighbours" while she also portrayed Karin Smart on "EastEnders".

Denise recently confessed she lied in order to land her dream role on "The Big Breakfast]". The presenter started off as a weather girl on the iconic Channel 4 show - but she confessed to lying about having taken a metrological course.

In her new book "A Bit of Me", Denise wrote, "When it came to going for jobs, I hadn’t lost my creative streak when it came to asserting my suitability for a particular role. I wasn't shy about that, sometimes I'd even add things to my CV that I hadn't done."

Denise was willing to mislead the show's bosses in order to further her own career. The "Gloves Off" actress - who subsequently hosted the show alongside Johnny Vaughan - explained, "What I did know was that this was a fantastic opportunity, Channel 4 was doing a big relaunch of the show, and that's where I came in."

"As per, I went all out, fibbing about having taken a meteorological course and assuring them that I'd be able to write my own weather report, no one could ever accuse me of not being a trier!"

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