Denise van Outen’s 12-year-old daughter wants to follow in her acting footsteps and is taking drama lessons.
Betsy, who Denise has with ex-partner Lee Mead, 41, has told her parents she would love to be an actress or a school teacher and, although she is too young to know for sure, has had acting classes and has impressed his former soap star mother with his talent for the art.
Denise, 48, told My Weekly magazine: “My daughter Betsy is a very good actress.
“She’s not with an agency and I’ve never pushed her because I’m not a pushy parent, but she’s enrolled in drama classes.”
Either way, he has the full support of his mother.
She continued: “I’m 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 mom and dad.”
Denise presented ‘The Big Breakfast’, played Roxie Hart in the musical ‘Chicago’ both in the West End and on Broadway.
She played Prudence Wallace for 19 episodes of the recently axed long-running soap ‘Neighbours’, while she also played Karin Smart in ‘EastEnders’.
Denise recently confessed that she lied to land her dream role on ‘The Big Breakfast’.
The presenter started out as a weather girl on the iconic Channel 4 show but confessed to lying about taking a metrology course.
In her new book ‘A Bit Of Me’, Denise wrote: “When it came to job hunting, I hadn’t lost my creative streak in asserting my suitability for a particular role .
“I wasn’t ashamed of that, sometimes I even added things to my resume that I hadn’t done.”
Denise was willing to deceive the show’s bosses in order to advance her own career.
The ‘Gloves Off’ actress, who later presented the show alongside Johnny Vaughan, explained: “What I did know was that this was a fantastic opportunity, Channel 4 were doing a big relaunch of the show, and here that’s where I came in.
“Secondly, I did my best, lying about taking a weather course and assuring them I’d be able to write my own weather report, no one could ever accuse me of not being a trier!”