Legally Blonde 'perfect' for Denise Van Outen
Stepping back on stage in Legally Blonde has been "perfect" for Denise Van Outen, she has admitted.
The mum-of-one is currently appearing in the musical in the role of Paulette and told Broadway.com that she loves having the chance to play the part.
Taking on the role of the divorced manicurist and best friend of lead character Elle Woods was ideal for the actress, as she explained it is not too demanding on her and has allowed her to get into a routine for seven-month-old daughter Betsy.
After seeing the show when it first opened, she decided that she would love to take on the part, despite having to turn it down initially as she was pregnant.
"I thought, if they recast, I would love to do a short run as Paulette - and here I am," the 36-year-old told the website.
The former Big Breakfast presenter previously spoke of her joy at performing in the musical last month, when she told the Daily Mirror that she enjoyed every minute of working with the cast.
By Jemma Howard