SHOWS – Denise Van Outen looks forward to Strictly Glasgow date

THERE'S no mistaking that Denise Van Outen is having a ball as she glides around the stage for the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour, which pays a three-day visit to Glasgow from tonight.

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Denise is looking forward to dancing without the pressure of the competition
Denise is looking forward to dancing without the pressure of the competition

She looks stunning in a shimmering body-hugging costume and beams and giggles with dance partner James Jordan as they take their applause and exit the spotlight.

The live shows, running until February 10, visit eight UK cities and although it's a hectic schedule, it's clear that Van Outen has left behind the stress and tension of competing in the BBC 1 series.

While all the competitors face being judged by the panel and the show's millions of viewers, Van Outen was put under particular pressure.

Controversy erupted after DJ Chris Evans reportedly suggested her appearances in West End musicals gave her an unfair advantage.

She also suffered a personal loss when her grandfather, 89, died during the pre-training period for the series – she dedicated her first dance, which coincided with the day of his funeral, to his memory – and later in a fall during a rehearsal, she severely damaged a rib.

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