On the cover in... 2005
Former Big Breakfast presenter Denise Van Outen took her career in a new direction by joining the cast of Where the Heart Is, ITV’S popular Sunday-night drama set in Yorkshire.
Her role of district nurse and single mum Kim Blakeney, opposite current Emmerdale stars Samantha Giles and Lesley Dunlop, meant a change of image for the bubbly blonde.
‘That’s why I wanted to do it,’ she told us.
‘The producers and I made a conscious decision to scrape back my hair and strip away the make up. Who’d have thought it?’
Uniform approach: Denise as Kim