Dancing On Ice’s Denise Van Outen and professional skating partner Matt Evers grab a coffee ahead of training as he reveals he’s moved in with her ahead of Tier 2 lockdown
Dancing On Ice star Denise Van Outen and her professional ice skating partner were pictured picking up coffees on their way to training on Friday.
The pair appeared in high spirits as they went to Costa, sporting matching blonde hairdos.
Denise, 46, was dressed casually in two-tone leggings and a black top worn under a cream padded jacket and Balenciaga trainers as she carried along a few big bags.
Pals: Dancing On Ice’s Denise Van Outen and professional skating partner Matt Evers grabbed a coffee ahead of training as he revealed he’s moved in with her ahead of Tier 2 lockdown
Housemates: The pair have been enjoying a little bedtime reading together, with Matt sharing the pictures on Instagram
Matt, 44, walked alongside her wearing a slogan ‘Happy’ top and baggy trousers.
Earlier, Matt had taken to Instagram to reveal he has moved in with Denise, her longterm love Eddie Boxshall and daughter Betsy ahead of the Tier 2 lockdown.
No doubt they were keen to quarantine together to reduce risk as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.
From Saturday, London will enter Tier 2 of lockdown meaning a tighter level of restrictions will be place.
Chilled day out: Denise, 46, was dressed casually in two-tone leggings and a black top worn under a cream padded jacket as she carried along a few big bags
Warming up: Denise was sporting a face mask as she carried a warming cup of coffee in hand
Matt shared pictures of them reading Amanda Byram’s book The Switch together for a little bedtime reading.
And he also posed with some giant ostrich feathers on his head, writing: ‘Too much?’
Denise will join the likes of Myleene Klass, Rebekah Vardy and Jason Donovan on the ice in the new year as the celebrities battle it out on the ice.
Matt surprised Denise during an appearance at Proud Embankment in London on Saturday night, where the news was revealed as they shared the stage.
Larking around: Matt also posed with some giant ostrich feathers on his head, writing: ‘Too much?’
The news comes after it was reported that competitor Rebekah Vardy had hoped to be paired with the openly gay skater to avoid any possible cheating rumours.
Giving a taste of what’s to come, Denise looked sensational in a black sequinned bustier with a red waistcoat while Matt joined her in a red and black suit.
After the pair embraced – with an assurance from Denise that they’re both tested and coronavirus-free – Matt got down on one knee and asked: ‘Denise will you be my ice skating partner for Dancing On Ice 2020?’
Oh dear: It had been reported that competitor Rebekah Vardy had hoped to be paired with the openly gay skater to avoid any possible cheating rumours
Close bond: But Denise and Matt have been good friends for some time so they are likely to get along well
Dancing On Ice 2021: Who are the celebrities?
Profession: Musician and radio host
Myleene says: ‘My girls have always wanted me to do this but I’ve always been too scared someone will skate over my fingers!’
Profession: Actor and singer, best know for playing Scott Robinson in Neighbours
Jason says: ‘To be able to learn a skill and spend some time focused is quite exciting, and I’m looking forward to seeing you guys.’
Profession: Actress best known for her role as Kate Connor in Coronation Street
Faye says: ‘I’m so excited! The producers get to know you and this is the first time I think people are just going to see me, not being a character… Just being me – Faye!’
Profession: Former sprint and hurdling athlete, who has since carved out a career as a TV personality
Colin says: ‘You go out there, you enjoy yourself and you learn a new skill and to hone the skill of skating will just be a huge, huge plus. I’m looking forward to it.’
Profession: TV personality
Rebekah says: ‘I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into that. I’m going to give my 100% effort for it all.’
Rufus says: ‘I’m doing it for the money. I don’t know if you’ve heard but about six months ago this global pandemic hit and made just about everything I’ve ever done to earn a pound note disappear!’
DENISE VAN OUTEN
Profession: Performer and presenter, best known for The Big Breakfast
Denise says: ‘I’m really excited. Finally, I get to tell people. I’ve kept this a secret from most of my friends and family. Betsy [her daughter] doesn’t even know….’
Profession: Singer and radio presenter, best known for his daily Breakfast Show on Capital Radio
Sonny says: ‘I don’t want to fall over, not in front of the nation. I don’t want to be a meme the next day!’
Profession: Actor best known for his role as Jacob Gallagher in Emmerdale
Joe-Warren says: ‘I’m super excited. I’m glad I have the time off Emmerdale to really focus on training…’
Profession: Former Olympic skier, who is also a TV presenter, adventurer and journalist
Graham says: ‘Ice doesn’t scare me, it’s the dancing… [My experience was confined to] ‘dancing on tables, wearing ski boots in après ski. It’s not graceful and elegant!’
Lady says: ‘I’m petrified, (but) I’ve always wanted to ice skate so what’s better than doing it in front of millions of people.’
Profession: Television personality
Billie says: ‘I am soooo excited to announce that I will be taking part. I still can’t believe I am actually doing it!!’