Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Denise Van Outen admits she doesn"t know why Chris Evans has picked on her

'Chris Evans is speaking completely out of turn': SCD's Denise Van Outen admits she doesn't know why the DJ has picked on her

By
Kirsty Mccormack

PUBLISHED:

12:12 GMT, 15 September 2012

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UPDATED:

12:43 GMT, 15 September 2012

Chris Evans recently admitted that he doesn't think Denise Van Outen should compete in Strictly Come Dancing, but she disagrees.

The 36-year-old star feels that the radio DJ has picked on her, as fellow contestants such as Kimberley Walsh also has dancing experience.

'Chris Evans is speaking completely out of turn, and also I don’t really know why he has chosen to pick on me because there are other contestants who have similar experience,' Denise told the Daily Mirror.

Hitting back! Denise Van Outen has claimed that Chris Evans is picking on her after her said he doesn't think she should be on Strictly Come Dancing

Hitting back! Denise Van Outen has claimed that Chris Evans is picking on her after her said he doesn't think she should be on Strictly Come Dancing

'I think it’s harsh, and a bit rude really. Kimberley’s just done Shrek in the West End and she’s in a girl band who dance. I just think it’s really harsh to suggest that I should be dumped from the show. If he’d watched it he would know that several past competitors have been in exactly the same position as me.'

Earlier this week, Chris said that he believes Denise has an unfair advantage over other contestants in the BBC One show after appearing in West End musicals.

Discussing an article written by Daily Mail columnist Sandra Parsons, Chris asked: 'Should Denise Van Outen be allowed to appear on Strictly as she's appeared in a musical actually dancing'

Unfair advantage: The radio DJ believes that Denise shouldn't be taking part due to her musical and stage background

Unfair advantage: The radio DJ believes that Denise shouldn't be taking part due to her musical and stage background

Unfair advantage: The radio DJ believes that Denise shouldn't be taking part due to her musical and stage background

The 46-year-old who used to front the show which Denise is most famous for The Big Breakfast agreed with the comments that Parsons made in her article.

He said: 'I think she's [Parsons] got a point, don't get me wrong I love Denise by the way and who wouldn't want to see Denise lighting up our screens on a Saturday night on BBC One's hit show Strictly

Continuing the Warrington born presenter added: 'But she is a professional actress/singer/dancer.

Not feeling shy: The blonde star admitted she is looking forward to wearing the glitzy outfits each week

Not feeling shy: The blonde star admitted she is looking forward to wearing the glitzy outfits each week

Denise said that she is 'so pleased' that Kimberley Walsh (L) is taking part, and that she cannot wait to hear 'rock and roll stories' from Jerry Hall

Denise said that she is 'so pleased' that Kimberley Walsh (L) is taking part, and that she cannot wait to hear 'rock and roll stories' from Jerry Hall

Denise said that she is 'so pleased' that Kimberley Walsh (L) is taking part, and that she cannot wait to hear 'rock and roll stories' from Jerry Hall

'Isn't it a story of aspiration from
the beginning, the seeds of learning whether you do or don't have two
left feet, to perhaps better yourself and becoming good if not better
than you ever thought you could be'

However,
Denise completely disagrees with Chris' comments and instead is looking
forward to strutting her stuff on the dance floor each weekend, and
getting to show off her body in the glitzy attire.

'I
won’t be shy!' she said. 'It’s the one place you can get away with
clothes like this. The first show was a short, spangly number – I’m
absolutely going to embrace the whole thing, I won’t hold back.'

Ready to dance: The new series of the dance show will begin tonight (Saturday) on BBC1

Ready to dance: The new series of the dance show will begin tonight (Saturday) on BBC1

Other stars taking part in the latest series, and no doubt loving the wardrobe too, are Team GB medalists Louis Smith and Victoria Pendleton, former rower and gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave, Westlife star Nicky Byrne and showbiz journalist Richard Arnold.

Also competing for the crown are TV presenters Fern Britton and Lisa Riley, actress Dani Harmer, Zoe Ball's father Johnny, and EastEnders star Sid Owen.

Last but not least on the line-up is actor Colin Salmon and former Cricketer Michael Vaughan.

Strictly Come Dancing starts tonight at 6.30pm on BBC1.