Denise Van Outen Teases Big Breakfast Return for 30th Anniversary in 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Denise Van Outen hints she’ll be returning to The Big Breakfast in 2022 for the show’s 30th anniversary

Next year will be the 30th anniversary of Channel 4’s morning show, The Big Breakfast.

And despite the show being off the air since 2002, the show’s former host, Denise Van Outen, has teased that there’s something in the pipeline to mark the 2022 occasion.

Speaking about the decision to revive it in September for a one-off special as part of Channel 4’s Black To Front day, Denise, 47, also weighed in on the announcement that AJ Odudu will be hosting alongside Mo Gilligan.

Mark the occasion? Denise Van Outen has teased a Big Breakfast return for the show’s 30th anniversary in 2022

“AJ is a good friend of mine. I’m really glad she’s doing it, she’ll be amazing. And it will be so much fun to watch. It’s like a trip down memory lane – back to the old house. I’m not sure what it’s like there now,’ Denise said.

When asked if she would ever go back, she teased, “Next year is the birthday. So there could be something… That’s all I want to say!’

Earlier this year, Denise, who hosted the show with Johnny Vaughan, told MailOnline that they hoped to return.

Denise, who ended her 20-year feud with Johnny during the COVID-19 lockdown, confirmed she has already discussed ideas with her former co-host, saying: “We’ve started conversations. It would be nice to do something on the occasion of the 30th anniversary.

Restart?  Denise - who hosted the show with Johnny Vaughan - told MailOnline they hoped to return

Restart? Denise – who hosted the show with Johnny Vaughan – told MailOnline they hoped to return

When asked if she would ever go back, she teased,

When asked if she would ever go back, she teased, “Next year is the birthday. So there could be something… That’s all I want to say!’

“The original house has so many fond memories and it would be great if we could return and film there, even though it has been renovated. We would love to see all the old faces return and play some of the old games too. I’m sure the fans would love it and see it as a real nostalgic trip.

“It would be so nice to work with Johnny on the show again, which means so much to both of us.”

Denise is currently working on a campaign to encourage Britons to try a meat-free picnic this summer.

The actress has partnered with Quorn to deliver free meat-free picnics via the Deliveroo app in London and Manchester on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August 2021, for 1 pence while supplies last.

Plant-based: Denise is currently working on a campaign to encourage Britons to try a meat-free picnic this summer

Plant-based: Denise is currently working on a campaign to encourage Britons to try a meat-free picnic this summer

Flying the flag: The actress has partnered with Quorn to deliver free meat-free picnics via the Deliveroo app in London and Manchester on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August 2021, for 1 pence while supplies last

Flying the flag: The actress has partnered with Quorn to deliver free meat-free picnics via the Deliveroo app in London and Manchester on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August 2021, for 1 pence while supplies last

Explaining that she and her fiancé Eddie, along with her daughter Betsy (11), started eating meat just one day of the month, she said: ‘We wanted to be healthier as a family and of course there are environmental benefits.

“Betsy loves a bolognaise and Eddie made one with Quorn for her and she couldn’t even see it. So now we eat meat once a month, for example on a Sunday for roasting or when we have a barbecue.’

About changing their lifestyle, Denise continued: ‘Actually we didn’t find it that difficult – we used a lot of cookbooks. Like the book Happy Vegan by Fearne Cotton.

“And you know what, I’m in my late forties now, it’s also about taking care of myself and being aware of what I’m putting in my body.”

Explaining that she and her fiancé Eddie, along with her daughter Betsy (11), only started eating meat one day of the month, she said: 'We wanted to be healthier as a family and of course there are environmental benefits'

Explaining that she and her fiancé Eddie, along with her daughter Betsy (11), only started eating meat one day of the month, she said: ‘We wanted to be healthier as a family and of course there are environmental benefits’

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