celebrity glasses box Star Denise Van Outen has opened up about her return to the hit series following her split from longtime partner Eddie Boxshall.
The TV host has been on the show with her ex-boyfriend since it launched in 2019. But Van Outen has revealed that despite their split, she won’t be leaving the show, instead bringing in her boyfriend, singer and actor Duncan James.
Speak with The sun Speaking about the news, she said: “The most important thing is that we trust each other. I trust him and we respect each other as friends.
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“For me, it’s those moments when your life isn’t going so well and there’s someone who cares about you to make sure you’re okay. Dunc is always first, he has the biggest heart.”
Discussing her decision to bring James on the show, Van Outen stressed the importance of finding someone she had a “natural” connection with.
“The reason glasses box works so well is that it’s so mundane – that you have to see the authenticity in friendships and relationships. Duncan and I just felt like we were a perfect match.”
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James also shared his thoughts on joining glasses boxand said he wasn’t nervous about being on a widely watched show but was looking forward to working with a close friend.
“We get to know so many people in this industry — so many celebrity friends and stuff — but to say you have a real-life pal is far and short for me.
“Denise is one of those people for me. I know I can trust her and that’s one of the most important things and she knows she can trust me.”
Van Outen and James will take part in the new season of celebrity glasses box Alongside other stars including Rylan Clark with his mother Linda, Nick Grimshaw and niece Liv, the chase Paul Sinha and his husband Oliver, and Happy Mondays bandmates Shaun Ryder and Bez.
glasses box airs Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4.
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