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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

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