‘I had no idea’: Denise Van Outen says she had coronavirus but DIDN’T realise after receiving the surprise diagnosis during antibody test
Denise Van Outen has revealed she had COVID-19 but never realised she was carrying the virus until she took an antibody test.
The actress, 46, revealed the shocking discovery on Friday after she’d decided to take a pin prick test after seeing her make up artist Lyndsey Harrison take one – and showed followers the process on her Instagram.
Denise, who is due to perform in Proud Embankment burlesque show Cabaret All Stars from Saturday, booked her test independently and waited while the clinic pricked her finger to take some blood.
‘I had no idea’: Denise Van Outen revealed on Friday that she had coronavirus but DIDN’T realise after receiving the surprise diagnosis during an antibody test
Over the video, she told fans that it ‘didn’t hurt’ and had just been ‘a little prick’ on her finger, before adding: ‘Turns out I’ve had Covid 19 and I had no idea.’
She went on to clarify that she is virus-free now, as she added: ‘I’m negative now but possibly had it a few months back.’
Denise, who shares ten-year-old daughter, Betsy, with her ex-husband Lee Mead, recently cut down on drinking alongside her partner Eddie Boxshall.
‘Doesn’t hurt’: Denise booked her test independently and waited while the clinic pricked her finger to take some blood, and claimed it was ‘just a little prick’
Diagnosis: As Denise showed a video of the medical professional checking her blood during the antibody test, she wrote: ‘Turns out I’ve had Covid 19 and I had no idea’
She also said that she is now taking bioidentical gels to help combat the onset of menopause.
Denise appeared on Gogglebox with Eddie over the last few months and also recently hosted a 21st birthday for her stepdaughter.
It is unknown if Eddie, her daughter or her stepdaughter also had the virus.
Denise was forced to put her Cabaret All Stars show on hold during the coronavirus pandemic, but the show is now set to reopen over the weekend.
Better now: She went on to clarify that she is virus-free now, as she added: ‘I’m negative now but possibly had it a few months back’
Trying it out: Denise decided to take a pin prick test after seeing her make up artist Lyndsey Harrison take one
Back in June, Denise said she ‘couldn’t wait’ to perform again and had been rehearsing for the show by wearing her fishnets and heels in the kitchen.
In an interview with MailOnline, she said: ‘I’ve got to get back into my fishnets, so as soon as I had the nod I started training every day.
‘Opening my wardrobe doors and looking at all my high heels I have been thinking, when am I ever going to wear you again?
‘But now I’ve got a reason to put heels and fishnets back on.
‘I have lived in trainers in lockdown so I’m going to have a practice for the show in my heels around my kitchen.’
Cabaret All Stars reopens at Proud Embankment in London from August 22 and showcases a variety of performers including burlesque dancers, fire breathers, aerial acts, sword swallowers and magicians.
Spending time together: Denise, who shares ten-year-old daughter, Betsy, with her ex-husband Lee Mead, spent lockdown alongside her partner Eddie Boxshall
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