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Denise Van Outen has revealed her plans to propose to Eddie Boxshall last spring were ruined by lockdown.
The presenter, 46, told: 'I was going to propose last leap year, but we went into lockdown so it was impossible to do it properly. It didn’t feel right.'
She explained: 'So, it’s a joint decision. There is no proposal. We’re doing it the modern way. We’re in our forties, I’ve been married before,
'For a lot of women the dream is the big rock on the finger. I’m the opposite of that. I just want the commitment between two people.'
Denise van Outen says EastEnders cast were "whingeing" during her guest stint
"I think perhaps, there's a lot they have to get through."EastEnders, like all soaps, is known for putting its characters through one dramatic affair after another, but Denise van Outen has claimed that she had quite a negative experience on set when she made a guest appearance.
The presenter revealed her and Eddie's plans were to keep things low key and only get wedding bands rather than engagement rings.
The couple are now planning to tie the knot in a registry office in a small COVID-safe ceremony.
The engagement comes after Denise and Eddie announced last month that they were doing couples hypnotherapy to strengthen their seven year romance.
Gallery: Special Royal Update: 13 bombshells dropped by Harry and Meghan during their Oprah interview (Daily Mail)
ON MEETING THE QUEEN: Despite the drama surrounding Megxit, Meghan and Harry told Oprah that they still have an excellent relationship with the Queen and that they speak to her regularly via FaceTime and phone calls. Recounting the first time she met Her Majesty, Meghan described her shock when Fergie, the Duchess of York, ran out of the Royal Lodge to make sure Meghan knew how to curtsy before she unexpectedly met the Queen. 'Right in front of the house we practiced and ran in. Fergie ran out and said, 'Do you know how to curtsy?' she recalled. 'Apparently I did a very deep curtsy, I don't remember it, and then we sat there and we chatted.'
HER MAJESTY AND HER BLANKET: Meghan said their first meeting was just the start of a 'wonderful' relationship with Queen Elizabeth II. 'The Queen, for example, has always been wonderful to me. I mean, we had one of our first joint engagements together. She asked me to join her. We had breakfast together that morning, and she'd given me a beautiful gift, and I just really loved being in her company. And I remember we were in the car... she has a blanket that sits across her knees for warmth and it was chilly, and she was like, 'Meghan, come on,' and put it over my knees, as well,' Meghan said. 'It made me think of my grandmother where she's always been warm and inviting and really welcoming.'
NOT IN LA ANYMORE: Meghan admitted she was caught off guard by all of the formalities and rules that had to be adhered to as a member of the Royal family and that while she knew she was marrying a prince, she didn't fully understand what she was getting herself into. 'Thank God I didn't know about the family, thank God I didn't research. I would have been so in my head about it,' she said. 'I grew up in LA, I see celebrities all the time. It's not the same. This is a completely different ball game.'
THE UGLY TRUTH? Meghan said that what upset her more than her argument with Kate was the media's incorrect reporting of the story, and the Palace's refusal to correct them. 'What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn't do but that happened to me. And the people who were part of our wedding were going to our comms team and saying: 'I know this didn't happen. I don't have to tell them what actually happened',' she said. And according to her interview, this was only the start of the Palace's reluctance to rectify incorrect reports and protect her and Harry. Meghan said she was 'silenced' by Buckingham Palace officials who 'were willing to lie to protect other members of the Royal family' while she was maligned by the press and told to answer 'no comment' when speaking to reporters. When asked what she regretted about her time in the Royal family, Meghan insisted 'My regret is believing them [the Royal Family] when they said I'd be protected.' Harry said he had 'no regrets'.
THE SECRET WEDDING: Meghan also revealed in her interview that she and Harry felt that their whirlwind wedding wasn't for them - but for others. Their fairytale moment happened three days before her official wedding to Prince Harry - when she and Harry held a private 'union' in their backyard with the the Archbishop of Canterbury and no guests. During this ceremony, the royals tied the knot and exchanged their own personal vows. 'You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that,' she said. 'We called the Archbishop and we just said, "Look, this thing, this spectacle is for the world but we want our union between us.'"
MEGHAN'S MENTAL HEALTH: Feeling isolated and alone, Meghan told Oprah she became more and more depressed during her time as a senior royal, particularly during her first pregnancy. When she began to have suicidal thoughts, Meghan said she begged for support and assistance and asked to go somewhere to get help. An unnamed senior member of the Firm, however, told her that would not look good. 'I just didn't want to be alive any more,' the Duchess said. 'I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help. I said that I've never felt this way before and I need to go somewhere. And I was told that I couldn't, that it wouldn't be good for the institution.' Meghan also told Oprah that she 'couldn't be left alone' because of the state she was in but that she still had to smile through her tears during official appearances. Harry claimed he 'didn't have anyone to turn to' during this time and was 'ashamed' to admit his wife was struggling.
CUT OFF BY CHARLES: Prince Harry told Oprah that he had to take matters into his own hands in order to protect his family and stop 'history repeating itself' - but doing so caused serious damage to his relationship with his family. Harry said Prince Charles stopped taking his calls in the lead up to their Megxit announcement and was soon there after cut off financially. He said he was only able to step away from his role in the royal family because of the money that was left to him by Princess Diana. Speaking about his tense familial relations Harry said: 'I feel really let down because he's been through something similar, he knows what pain feels like, (and) Archie's his grandson. But at the same time - I will always love him - but there's a lot of hurt that's happened and I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship.'
RESPECT FOR HIS GRANDMOTHER: When asked matter-of-factly if he blindsided the Queen with his shock Megxit announcement, Harry insisted he would never do that because he has 'too much respect for her'. The Prince said that while he was living in Canada with Meghan and Archie he had 'three conversations with my grandmother and two conversations with my father, before he stopped taking my calls'. He also alerted the Palace of his plan in writing. News reports at the time, however, claimed Harry did no such thing. When asked where the supposed fake story could have come from, Harry said he could 'hazard a guess' that it may have come 'from within the institution'.
CHATTY ARCHIE: Harry and Meghan also shared unseen candid footage of Archie during the program. The couple's first child, who turns two in May, is seen in the video running around at the beach with his parents and sneaking between the legs of his cameraman dad. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also shared that the chatty toddler's favorite words were currently 'hydrate' and 'drive safe'.
The TV star's boyfriend said on Kate Thornton's : 'I'll be honest… Even more so now would I marry her after doing therapy sessions.
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'I have come out the other side of those sessions and for me now, I'd marry her at the drop of a hat!
The former Dancing On Ice star echoed her partner's comments as she added: 'I can't imagine myself being with anyone else — although sometimes I'd like to.'
The media personality shares Betsy, ten, with theatre star Lee Mead - whom she was married to from 2009 until 2013, while the businessman has daughter Leah, 21, from a previous relationship.
The pair were transformed into one another for a session of the alternative method, with Denise confessed she 'can't' remember.
The mother-of-one went on to reflect on how therapy made her more aware of her feelings, explaining: 'I've been guilty of it in past relationships — just letting things go — but those small things become something much bigger further down the line.
Denise Van Outen reveals plan to revive The Big Breakfast
Denise Van Outen is keen to mark the 30th anniversary of 'The Big Breakfast'.The 46-year-old TV star has ended her long-running feud with her former 'Big Breakfast' co-host Johnny Vaughan and has revealed they've been talking about reviving the Channel 4 show.
'I've learned that if something is bothering me, I'm just going to say it. If people do it before they get married — if you've been together for a number of years — then hopefully you should be able to get married and sail through wedded bliss!'
On his experience, Eddie added: 'It's the first time that I've ever had hypnosis, and I've always been one of them ones that's like ''That won't work on me''.
Chris Sutton and Ally McCoist in Celtic manager clash as Rangers icon issues 'something wrong' warning .
The pair locked horns over the future at Parkhead as both were left cracking up.The Englishman has been identified as the top target to replace Neil Lennon but talks have hit a snag.