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Denise Van Outen on EastEnders character: ‘There will be fireworks’

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EastEnders newcomer Denise van Outen has spoken about her new guest role playing Karin Smart.

Speaking on Chanel 4’s ‘Alan Carr Chatty Man‘, Van Outen said: “The opportunity came up for this character and the time felt right, the character is really fun and she is a bit naughty – surprise surprise. I thought she is going to go into The Square and stir things up a little bit. So I just grabbed the chance to play her.”

“I said if I was ever going to do it [join EastEnders], the two personas you can have really is to be the bitch or be a bit of a slut, and I chose to be a bit of a slut,” she continued.

“She’s a businesswoman and she really does shake things up in the Square. And there’s a bit of history there with Phil Mitchell… I can’t reveal too much but there’s definitely going to be fireworks.”

Alan Carr Chatty Man airs on Channel 4 and Chanel 4 HD tonight at 10pm. 

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